The Rome Derby has finally arrived today, and it is expected to be one of the more thrilling fixtures of the Serie A campaign so far.

Former Lazio manager Giuseppe Materazzi knows just how much this fixture means to the Biancocelesti. Materazzi has been in a fair share of memorable Rome Derby fixtures, and he is predicting for this edition of the Rome Derby to be a high-scoring affair.

Materazzi provided his score prediction, with comments relayed by the Italian-based outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.

I am convinced that it will be a good match because the two teams play well. I think a 3-3, because the two teams express a good offensive game.

For Lazio this match can say a lot because it comes out of a not exciting period, below expectations. Now the two consecutive victories have brought them back to a better position.

At this point in the season, neither side can afford to come away from the fixture content with a draw. Considering how teams such as Juventus and Atalanta are now beginning to pick up a quality form, both Lazio and AS Roma are in need of lengthy winning streaks to keep pace with the other teams in the league table.