As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in eighth with a record of 8W-4D-5L (28 points) and the Giallorossi sit in third with a record of 10W-4D-3L (34 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Lazio and Roma.
- This will be the 153rd Rome derby in Serie A TIM: the Giallorossi have won 54 of these matches (L38) – 60 draws, including both meetings last season.
- This will be the first Rome derby to be played on Friday in all competitions: this is the only day of the week in which this fixture has never been played in it’s history.
- The last time AS Roma won an away league derby against Lazio was back in December 2016: two draws and one Biancoceleste victory since then.
- AS Roma are unbeaten in their last seven Serie A TIM derbies against Lazio in the first half of the season (W5 D2): their last defeat came back in November 2012, when Vladimir Petkovic was the Biancocelesti manager.
- Lazio have won their last two league games, whilst they are yet to win three on the bounce this season: the Biancocelesti have also won their last two home league games last winning three on the bounce at the Olimpico in Serie A TIM in June 2020.
- AS Roma have one point less (34 vs 35) than they did at this stage last season but have scored four more goals: only in 1960/61, 2006/07 and 2012/13 have the Giallorossi netted more than 37 goals at this point of the season.
- AS Roma (eight) and Lazio (six) have scored the most goals in the first 15 minutes of Serie A TIM games this season.
- Felipe Caicedo has netted in both of his last two league matches; he could score in three Serie A TIM matches in a row for the first time since December 2019. Lazio’s striker scored in the only previous league derby in which he started (March 2019).
- This fixture will see two of the four midfielders with the most assists in Serie A TIM this season go head to head: AS Roma’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan (eight) and Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (five), between them Brozovic and Calhanoglu (both six).
- Roma’s Edin Dzeko scored in the last derby (January 2020) and could net in back-to-back Serie A TIM matches against Lazio for the first time since April 2016; the Bosnian could become the 6th Roma player to score in at least four different Serie A TIM derbies after Totti, Delvecchio, Volk, Da Costa and Amadei.