By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 30th September 2018
Roma will host their rivals Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico this Saturday. The afternoon kick-off will see Roma wanting to bounce back from last week’s loss to Bologna, meanwhile their Italian counterparts are still on a high from their 4-1 trouncing of Genoa.
Roma vs Lazio: Odds and predictions
The home side Roma are tipped as the favourites, with their odds trading at 7/5 as part of William Hill’s Roma vs Lazio predictions. Meanwhile, Simone Inzaghi’s men are betting as 9/5 outsides, with a draw projecting at a 13/5 pick.
Roma will have to be wary of their opponents who have impressed in recent performances under Inzaghi. A 4-1 victory over Genoa that saw goals from Ciro Immobile and Serge Milinkovic-Savic prove that they possess valuable attacking outlets that could unlock the Roma defence and we’re wagering that either Savic or Immobile will make it onto the score-sheet again.
The I Giallorossi will be looking to Edin Dzeko to bring them some good fortune in front of goal, and if they are to snatch a win away from Lazio on home turf they will need to be clinical with their chances.
But if Roma’s recent performances are anything to go by, then projecting a defeat for Eusebio De Francesco’s men might be the wisest tip to bet on. We’ve made them one of our picks to lose by two goals to one against Lazio, trading at 9/1, but read ahead and you might find a better bet to punt on.
Roma vs Lazio predictions: Head to head
(Most recent first): Roma 0-0 Lazio, Roma 2-1 Lazio, Roma 1-3 Lazio
In recent results the spoils of war have been shared between Roma and the Biancocelesti, and it’s difficult to tip either side towards a victory for this Saturday’s clash .
As part of our Roma vs Lazio predictions, we’ve provided some match bets which might just help you decide on which team to wager on.
Roma vs Lazio match bets: Prediction, best bet, handicap tips
Projected score: 2-2 draw, forecast @ 9/1
If Roma have learnt anything from their previous performances, they will want to retain a solid-looking defence against Lazio’s star-studded attack, who have won five of their last eight away games.
Kostas Manolas and Fredrico Fazio will need to have their wits about them, otherwise they’ll be on the wrong end of another attacking master-class. Players like Immobile and Savic are efficient in their scoring and will pounce on any opportunities that are presented them.
On the other hand, Roma’s attack can also be threatening. Given that their bench boasts of players like Stephan El-Shaarawy, it wouldn’t be all too surprising if they held Lazio to a draw.
This might be the safest bet to place, and with odds of 9/1, making your pick a draw in line with our Roma vs Lazio predictions to reap some good money.
Our second bet slightly contradicts our first, but we think it’s good to cover all bases by providing an alternative set of odds in the penultimate installation of our Roma vs Lazio predictions.
It might be that Roma’s poor performances of late will have inspired the team to return to their winning ways and what better way to do it then against your local rivals on home turf?
We’ve tipped them to not only win, but to do it by scoring under 2.5 goals.
Besides, a hard-fought victory against Inzaghi’s men who are on a winning high seems like the perfect tonic for their blues, and we’ve made them our pick to come up with the goods on Saturday.
Match handicap: Roma, minus one goals, with odds betting @ 10/3
Roma come into the game with seven goals conceded in three games, and this is their worst start to a Serie A campaign since 2010/11, when they also had five points from the opening five matchdays.
A leaky defence could be the least of their problems, considering that their attacking trio has either failed to convert crucial chances in front of goal, or have seen red against their opponents.
Our betting tipsters have put De Francesco’s men at a disadvantage; they are down a goal before the start of play, with odds trading at 10/3 as part of our Roma vs Lazio predictions.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.