The tension rises in the streets of Rome as the ever-bitter Derby della Capitale between Roma and Lazio nears.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Roma and Lazio kicks off at 17.00 local time on Sunday 6th November at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
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Roma vs Lazio: Recent History
Roma booked their spot in the Round of 16 of the Europa League with a confident 3-1 win over Ludogorets earlier this week. Jose Mourinho’s side have won four of their last five league outings and are starting to develop some consistency, even without injured stars like Paulo Dybala and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Things have been a little more difficult lately on the other side of the Tiber; Lazio have suffered relegation to the Europa Conference League after their 1-0 defeat to Feyenoord and the team have started to slow down without talismanic striker Ciro Immobile.
Last season, Lazio beat Roma 3-2 in their first meeting but suffered a painful 3-0 loss in the return clash.
Roma vs Lazio: Team News
Roma will have to do without Leonardo Spinazzola, Ebrima Darboe, Dybala and Wijnaldum, all of whom are out injured.
Lazio’s only doubt is Immobile, who is still recovering from a painful hamstring injury. He’s unlikely to start but could come off the bench in the second half. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is unavailable due to a yellow card suspension.
Expected Starting Lineups
Mourinho is expected to start his strongest Roma squad in the derby, with key figures like Tammy Abraham, Nicolo Zaniolo and Lorenzo Pellegrini all present. He also has a few important options on the bench, like Andrea Belotti and Cristian Volpato.
Maurizio Sarri is hoping his trusted favourites can maintain control on the pitch in the absence of stars like Immobile and Milinkovic-Savic. Mainstays like Luis Alberto, Mattia Zaccagni and Alessio Romagnoli will all start and look to lead the squad.
Roma (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Cristante, Camara, Zalewski; Pellegrini, Zaniolo; Abraham.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Vecino, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Felipe Anderson, Zaccagni.