DATE: 18.10.2017

TIME: 20.00

Derby day it will be when two Italian heavy weights who share the same venue clash in matchday thirteen of the Italian serie A.

Roma and Lazio are both in red-hot form coming into the clash and they seem almost perfect at the moment.

Roma will come into the match in high esteem after edging 4-2 past Fiorentina away from home and they will be targeting more of the same against their bitter city rivals Lazio.

Eusebio Di Fransesco charges have been in ruthless form in their last five matches winning all the matches in a row and more of the same for sure will be their target as they edge close to a champions league qualification spot.

The home side currently sit fifth with twenty-seven points from eleven matches played just one less than their visitors but a win in this will see them move above them in the table standings.

Informer former Manchester City talisman Eden Dzeko will be the main goal threat for the hosts in the fierce derby.

Lazio will come into this match as an away side but their sole goal would be to continue with their impressive form.

Lazio are buoyed their 1-0 win over Nice in the Europa league coming into the match and they will fancy a derby win over their arch rivals Roma.

Simeone Inzaghi charges have been in unstoppable form off late winning all their last five matches in a row and they will be aiming to make it six on the bounce in this.

The visitors currently lie fourth in the serie A standing with twenty-eight points from eleven matches and a win in this could see them climb up to second depending on other results while a defeat will see them being leapfrogged by their City rivals.

Italian hitman Ciro Immobile will be the man tasked upfront to deliver the goods.

Right backs Rick Karsdorp and Bruno Peres are the only absentees for the hosts due to injury,

Felipe Caicedo and Davide Di Gennaro are the injury casualties for the visitors while Christopher Oikonomidis, Federico Marchetti, Flip Djordjevic and Bryan Perea are out due to suspension.

Roma has won three of the last five matches between the two sides while Lazio has tested success in the other two matches.

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Roma probable line-up- Alisson, Kolarov, Fazio, Moreno, Jesus, Nainggolan, Florenzi, Gerson, Under, El Shaarawy

Lazio probable line-up- Strakosha, de Vrij, Bastia, Lukaku, Radlu, Parolo, Lulic, Savic, Alberto, Gerson, Immobile


Expected results

Roma win


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