Lazio vs Roma by Enzo
It seems that Lazio is in a very good form now and can't await this match in a much better momentum. Team from Italian capital comes into this game after winning narrowly last weekend away to Palermo with a 1:0 result. Only goal was scored in 31st minute by Serbian Milinkovic-Savic, while the game itself was more or less controlled completely by the visiting side and their victory didn't come into question.
It was ninth consecutive match without defeat for Lazio, as the team has six victories and three draws in this period. The team has three consecutive victories at home and will be aiming this one as well, as they, thanks to their good recent form, have climbed up back to the fourth position now - having just a point less than second placed Roma and it's something that makes this game even more interesting.
Home side will be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Keita, Anderson and Immobile as forwards. Doubtful for this match is goalkeeper Federico Marchetti (9/0), as coach Inzaghi could easily have whole roster available for this match.
Roma, on the other side, had an easy game against Pescara last time out, even though the final result shows only 3:2 three pointer in their favor. Dzeko opened up the opponent with two goals inside first ten minutes of the game and it was obvious from that moment on, that intention of the home players was to lower down the tempo and save some energy ahead of more important matches.
Pescara used it and managed to reduce the lead via Memushaj, but penalty kick taken by Perotti secured their victory. Caprari reduced again for the final 3:2 result, however without making the game much more interesting in last moments of it. It was good to see Roma getting back to winning ways after their defeat away to Atalanta week before, as the team continues being second at the table, having just four points less than first placed Juventus.
Roma is set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Dzeko as their number nine, but also with Iturbe, Nainggolan and Perotti as offensive midfielders. Offensive Mohamed Salah has been ruled out with an ankle injury, while the guests also miss defensive midfielder Leandro Paredes (11/1) and right full back Alessandro Florenzi (9/0). Offensive midfielder/forward Stephan El Shaarawy is not fully fit.
One way or another, goals are what I see in this match. Both teams are coming into this one being in a good form, especially in offense and three goals could be scored much easier than what the current odds suggest, maybe even inside the first halftime.