The fierce rivalry between Lazio and Roma is set to reignite this weekend as the two teams prepare to face off in the 159th edition of the Rome derby in Serie A. Lazio, the designated home side, are coming off a crucial 1-0 win against Feyenoord in Champions League action, but their form in Italy’s top tier has been poor. If they lose to Roma, it will mark their sixth loss in Serie A this season, their most at this point in a campaign since the introduction of the three points for a win rule.
Meanwhile, Roma, under the leadership of Jose Mourinho, are also desperate for a victory after losing both of their meetings with Lazio in the league last season without scoring a single goal. The upcoming match holds great importance for both teams.
The match is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, with kickoff at 6:00 p.m. local time (12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT).
Prediction and odds for the match have been provided, with the moneyline lean being a draw (+205) and a score prediction of Lazio 1-1 Roma. The best bet is for both teams to score, with odds at -110.
In recent seasons, only a few matches between Lazio and Roma have seen both teams score, but this season’s defensive struggles for both teams suggest that both sides will have opportunities to find the back of the net. As a result, the pick for both teams to score is viewed as the way to go.
There is also a prop bet for a red card to be shown, with odds at +220. Given the intense rivalry and tension between the two teams, the likelihood of a red card being shown is high, with four red cards being shown in the last five meetings between the teams.
Overall, the upcoming Rome derby promises to be an intense and closely contested match, with both teams eager to secure a victory and bragging rights in this historic rivalry.