On Saturday, May 15, 2021, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Roma vs Lazio in Matchday 37 of the 2020/21 Serie A.

In the 175 times that the two clubs have played each other in Serie A, the Biancocelesti have won on 47 occasions, the Giallorossi have won on 66 occasions and there have been 62 draws. When playing at home, Roma has a record of 37W-34D-18L against Lazio.

As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in sixth with a record of 21-4D-10L (67 points) and the Giallorossi sit in seventh with a record of 17W-7D-12L (58 points).


Roma

In Roma’s recent match against Inter Milan, they lost 3-1 at the San Siro. The Giallorossi have been in poor form for quite some time as they have just one win in their past six Serie A matches. It has been a difficult season for Roma, who have struggled for consistency and dropped points against lower table clubs such as Cagliari, Torino and Parma.

Within the first twenty minutes, Inter continued their strong play as Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino each scored for the home side. One positive for Roma in their disappointing season has been Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who managed to score before halftime to cut the deficit to one. He has eleven goals and ten assists this season and has scored in two straight matches in Serie A coming into this fixture.

Roma came close to tying the match in the second half yet Edin Dzeko was denied by the post. Right at full time, Inter’s leading scorer, Romelu Lukaku, scored to seal the victory and secured the three points.

Projected Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Fuzato; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibanez, Bruno Peres; Cristante, Darboe; Mkhitaryan, Pellegrini, El Shaarawy; Mayoral


Lazio

This match takes place after Lazio won 1-0 against Parma at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 37 of the 2020/21 Serie A. It was a fortunate result from the Biancocelesti, who put forth a lacklustre performance and had very few scoring chances. Parma were unlucky in this contest as they hit the post on two separate occasions. Although Lazio had a slight advantage in ball possession (52%-48%), they did very little in the final third.

In the last play of the game, Manuel Lazzari sent a long ball up-field which led to Ciro Immobile’s goal inside the box. The Italian made no mistake and scored his seventh game-winner this season in Serie A. This was his 150th goal for the Biancocelesti, surpassing Silvio Piola’s record of 149; he became the club’s all-time goal leader.

Immobile has been in great form for Lazio as the forward has scored in five of the club’s past six matches. During that span, he has accumulated six goals and contributed two assists. Furthermore, the Italian has been successful versus the Gialloross; he has four goals in the past seven meetings in Serie A.

Projected Starting XI (3-5-2): Reina; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Marusic; Correa, Immobile


Final Words

Lazio have been the better side in recent years as they’re unbeaten in their past four matches in Serie A versus Roma.

Additionally, Lazio have lost only twice in their last eight meetings. During that span, four of their eight matches have been decided by two or more goals.

If Lazio are to move up in the standings, they will need to be highly motivated, not let their guard down and take advantage of an inconsistent Roma side in the Derby della Capitale.


Prediction

Roma 1-2 Lazio