Tension blows through the streets of the Italian capital as Lazio prepare for the ever-heated Derby della Capitale against Roma.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Lazio and Roma kicks off at 18.00 local time on Sunday 19th March at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
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Lazio vs Roma: Recent History
Lazio started March with a thrilling 1-0 win away to league leaders Napoli, but they’ve been unable to replicate that performance in their following games, suffering a 4-2 aggregate loss to AZ Alkmaar in the Europa Conference League Round of 16 and being held to a 0-0 draw away to Bologna.
Maurizio Sarri’s side still sit third in the Serie A table and are desperate to keep a tight grip on a top four spot, making the final months of the season crucial for the Biancocelesti.
Roma have looked ever-chaotic over the last few weeks, ending February with a 2-1 loss to strugglers Cremonese. They followed that up with wins over Juventus and Real Sociedad, but fell in a fiery 4-3 loss to Sassuolo in their last league outing.
The Giallorossi sit two points behind their inter-city rivals in fifth, putting the pressure on them to make up for lost ground in the race for a Champions League finish.
Lazio vs Roma: Team News
Lazio are still without talismanic striker Ciro Immobile, who is working on recovering from a muscle injury. Matias Vecino is out with a yellow-card suspension.
Roma cannot count on the injured Rick Karsdorp and Diego Llorente, and Marash Kumbulla is unavailable after being shown a red card in the loss to Sassuolo.
Expected Starting Lineups
Sarri will again use Felipe Anderson as a false nine in the Lazio attack, pairing him up with Mattia Zaccagni and Pedro. Luis Alberto will start in the midfield alongside the usual duo of Danilo Cataldi and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Roma are expected to deploy a number of their usual stars in the Derby della Capitale, starting players like Tammy Abraham, Paulo Dybala and Lorenzo Pellegrini.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Marusic, Casale, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Felipe Anderson, Zaccagni
Roma (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Zalewski, Cristante, Matic, Spinazzola; Dybala, Pellegrini; Abraham.