Lazio vs AS Roma Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Lazio vs Roma predictions ahead of Wednesday night’s Coppa Italia semi-final. Can Lazio claim revenge for the league defeat earlier this season? Read on for our free betting tips and match preview.
Lazio VS AS Roma Predictions
Full Time: 2 - 0
1X2 Tip: Away Win lose
Reason For Lazio VS AS Roma Betting Tips
While Tuesday night’s clash between Juventus and Napoli was a big semi-final tie, the second semi is going to be an even more fiercely contested game. A Rome derby in the final four of the cup makes this a pretty high stakes encounter, as these two don’t hide their hatred for each other in regular league games. With a place in the Coppa Italia final at stake, just imagine how fiery this clash is going to be. Which side will be able to keep their head in all the madness and take a first leg advantage?
The odd thing about this tie is that both sides share the Stadio Olimpico, so there’s no advantage to being at home in the second leg. There is also just nine points separating these two sides in the table, so expect a tight clash between these bitter rivals. Roma come in as favourites, as they stand more to gain from this tie being played at the Olimpico than Lazio do. The Giallorossi have been fantastic at this ground all season, and that should see them pull ahead in the first leg.
Roma have a 100% league record here so far this season. They’ve won all 12 home matches in Serie A, along with a victory against Lazio. While the Biancocelesti were designated as the home side that day, the Giallorossi showed their class by dominating the game and claiming a 2-0 win. That’s not hugely surprising, as they were facing a team with a mixed record at the Olimpico. Simone Inzaghi’s men have won nine, drawn two and lost three here, following a recent loss to mid-table Chievo. They’re coming up short in the fight for the top three, and that’s due to points dropped at home.
Roma lost their last match at this ground, but they fielded a weakened side in their 1-0 loss to Villarreal. That should leave them well rested to tackle their rivals. Before that loss, they had won 11 straight home matches in all competitions. The Giallorossi showed their quality on Sunday night with a comfortable win at Inter Milan, which has really strengthened their Champions League ambitions. They’re now five points clear of third placed Napoli, so Luciano Spalletti can allow his side to switch focus to the cup. They’re aiming to end a nine year wait for a trophy, so this is a pretty key game.
Roma would have a strong chance of ending that drought against anyone in the final, and we’re backing them to reach the end of season show-piece. History suggests Roma will take the lead in the tie this week, given that they’ve now won four straight matches against Lazio. They’ve also scored two or more goals in eight of their last 10 games away to the Biancocelesti, so we’re backing the Giallorossi to win at 13/10 with bet365, and we’re going for a 2-1 victory at 8/1.