On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Lazio take on Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 37 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
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).
Below are the expected starting lineups of both Roma and Lazio.
Paulo Fonseca’s side will likely line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation to start the match.
Daniel Fuzato will start in goal; Rick Karsdorp, Gianluca Mancini, Roger Ibanez and Bruno Peres will make up the backline; Bryan Cristante and Ebrima Darboe will be the two holding midfielders; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stephan El Shaarawy will be the trident behind lone striker Borja Mayoral Dzeko.
Amadou Diawara, Riccardo Calafiori, Federico Fazio, Chris Smalling, Jordan Veretout, Leonardo Spinazzola, Pau Lopez and Nicolò Zaniolo are the group of players who will likely be unavailable for the Giallorossi against Lazio.
Veretout is the only Roma player who is just one yellow card away from a one-match suspension.
(4-2-3-1): Fuzato; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibanez, Bruno Peres; Cristante, Darboe; Mkhitaryan, Pellegrini, El Shaarawy; Mayoral
Simone Inzaghi’s side will likely line up in a 3-5-2 formation to start the match.
Pepe Reina will start in goal; Adam Marusic, Francesco Acerbi and Stefan Radu will make up the back three; Lucas Leiva will be the holding midfielder with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto to his right and left respectively; Manuel Lazzari and Senad Lulic will start on the right and left flanks; Joaquin Correa and Ciro Immobile will start in attack.
Felipe Caicedo, Gonzalo Escalante, Luiz Felipe and Milinkovic-Savic have recovered from their respective injuries while Lucas Leiva and Andreas Pereira have served their one-match suspension. As a result, Inzaghi will have a full squad available for the match against Roma.
The list of Lazio players who are one yellow card away from suspension includes Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic, Marco Parolo and Pereira.
(3-5-2): Reina; Marusic, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Correa, Immobile