The starting lineups for this evening’s Derby della Capitale between Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio and Jose Mourinho’s Roma have been announced.
Recent History & Form
Lazio started the month with an impressive 1-0 win away to league leaders Napoli but have not tasted victory since, falling to AZ Alkmaar in two Europa Conference League matches and being held to a 0-0 draw by Bologna.
The Biancocelesti sit third in the Serie A table and cannot afford to lose any more ground as they fight for a Champions League finish.
Roma have experienced a number of ups and downs since the end of February, when they lost to Cremonese 2-1. A 1-0 win over Juventus and 2-0 aggregate win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League were positive results, but a fiery 4-3 loss to Sassuolo left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Giallorossi.
Mourinho’s side sit just two points behind Lazio in fifth, so they’ll be hungry to secure the victory in a match worth more than just three points.
Lazio & Roma Team News
Ciro Immobile and Matias Vecino are both unavailable for Lazio heading into the derby, with the former still recovering from a muscle injury and the latter suspended for picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.
Rick Karsdorp and Diego Llorente are both out with injuries for Roma, and Marash Kumbulla is suspended after seeing a red card in the loss to Sassuolo.
Starting Lineups for Lazio vs Roma
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Marusic, Casale, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Milinkovic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Felipe Anderson, Zaccagni.
Roma (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Zalewski, Cristante, Wijnaldum, Spinazzola; Dybala, Pellegrini; Belotti.