Serie A Action at the Stadio Olympico – Roma face Lazio

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Roma at home against Lazio – Sunday – 6:00pm GMT – The Stadio Olympico.

Lazio are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Roma, as fifth place takes on fourth in the League.

With the Serie A season well into its stride, Roma have managed to gain 25 points

Jose Mourinho will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Napoli and then Hellas Verona, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, Roma keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 12 meetings is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 25 points, they currently sit fourth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 8 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws having won eight games, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.

When Roma host Lazio, they will do so on the back of three wins and two defeats on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Roma on 28 points.

A solid defensive team

So far, Roma’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 11 goals. Roma have scored an impressive 16 goals so far this season (14 from open play and two penalties), however their performances have at times been average. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Paulo Dybala (5), Chris Smalling (3), and Tammy Abraham (2).

Roma’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Jose Mourinho, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Lazio arrive at this fixture, having secured 24 points so far this season

A loss to Salernitana home, and then Atalanta at away is not good enough to retain a credible run of form in the Serie A. Lazio will see this as an opportunity to get their season back on track.

Also, Lazio keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last seven matches is astonishing this season. With 24 points (7W, 2L and 3D), they are established in fifth position in the League having won seven fixtures, drawn three meetings, and lost two fixtures.

Playing away from home, Lazio have won three matches and drawn two games.

Victory for Lazio would take their points tally to 27 so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

Lazio have a solid defence, with only eight goals conceded in their previous fixtures. This has been a good season so far for Lazio, in terms of goals scored (24). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Ciro Immobile (6), Mattia Zaccagni (5), and Luis Alberto (3).

Injury and illness have depleted Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Roma v Lazio – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the clubs have previously played each other 62 times with the tally being 25 wins and 18 draws for Roma. Also, Lazio have been hugely successful away to Roma of late, winning 10 fixtures times in the last five. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Roma took all three points winning 3-0.

Players to watch

For Roma, Paulo Dybala has nettedfive goals in 12 League matches this Serie A Season, while Ciro Immobile, one of their best scorers, has nettedsix goals in 12 League matches this season for Lazio.

Other players of note for Roma are Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham with three goals and two goals respectively and for Lazio are Ciro Immobile and Mattia Zaccagni with six goals both.