Lazio to win the capital derby

    30 Aug 2019 | Serie A | Preview
    Lazio to win the capital derby
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    On Sunday evening, Lazio and Roma clash at the Stadio Olimpico in the Rome derby, in a game that is more than just about Serie A points.

    Lazio started the new Serie A campaign with a 3-0 away win at Sampdoria. The victory still leaves the home side with a patchy recent record in the Italian top-flight going back to last season.

    In fact, Lazio’s recent league record reads three wins, three defeats and one draw from their last seven outings in Serie A. The one similarity that Lazio’s recent games haven in common of late is lots of goals, as the home sides last seven have matches have produced over 2.5 goals.

    Lazio’s recent home form will be a concern, as they have won just one of their last five matches on home soil in Serie A. Simone Inzaghi’s team have at least been prolific at the Stadio Olimpico in recent league games, scoring at least twice in five of their last seven home outings.

    Roma kicked off their campaign with a 3-3 draw with Genoa. The draw may have been slightly disappointing, but it means the Giallorossi are now ten games undefeated in the Italian top-flight. However, five of those unbeaten games have ended all-square.

    The Giallorossi are undefeated in their last four matches on their travels in Serie A, having drawn their last three games.

    One win in their last six away games in the Italian top-flight is not a great record, but technically they are playing at their home stadium, despite being the nominal visitors.

    Their recent away games have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in the last four matches on their travels.

    The recent meetings between these two teams have tended to be high-scoring. Forebet predicts that this game will be another high-scoring clash, with Lazio coming out on top.

    Predictions for Serie A

    Home team - Away team Tip
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    LazioAtalanta Bergamo
    19/10/2019 14:00
    2
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    SSC NapoliHellas Verona
    19/10/2019 17:00
    1
    flag_6 It1
    Juventus FCBologna FC
    19/10/2019 19:45
    1
    flag_6 It1
    Sassuolo CalcioInter Milano
    20/10/2019 11:30
    2

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