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  • 13 March 2011
  • • 14:00
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
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Roma - Lazio Preview: Visitors hope to keep up recent form to end Vincenzo Montella’s unbeaten league record

Roma - Lazio Preview: Visitors hope to keep up recent form to end Vincenzo Montella’s unbeaten league record

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma: Doni; N. Burdisso, Mexes, Juan, Riise; Pizarro, De Rossi; Taddei, Perrotta, Vucinic; Totti,

Roma


Lazio: Muslera; Lichtsteiner, Stendardo, Biava, Radu; Ledesma, Matuzalem; Sculli, Hernanes, Zarate; Floccari.

Lazio


DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Roma occupy the final Europa League slot as they are placed sixth in the Serie A standings with 46 points from 28 matches. Five points divide them from the fourth spot.
  • They have won the last four Derby della Capitale, including a Coppa Italia triumph over their neighbours this year.
  • Since Vincenzo Montella replaced Claudio Ranieri as coach, Roma have collected seven points from three league matches. The 36-year-old also holds the record of being the only player to score four goals in a single derby – that came in a 5-1 win for Roma in March 2002.
  • Roma are the only team in Serie A not to have scored from outside the penalty box, and they have been awarded more penalties than any other side in the league (seven).
  • Marco Borriello has struck the woodwork six times in 2010-11 – the highest tally in the league.
  • Heading into Week 29 Lazio find themselves fourth in Serie A with 51 points from 28 matches. Last season at this stage they had just 26.
  • Out of 133 Rome derbies in Serie A, Lazio have won 33 compared to Roma’s 46.
  • Edy Reja’s side have won three of their last four league matches and have conceded just once during this period.
  • They would be ranked sixth in the league standings based on away form.
  • Lazio have conceded 16 goals fewer than Roma in Serie A but have scored eight fewer than their arch-rivals.


LAST MEETING



January 19, 2011: Roma 2-1 Lazio

Roma progressed to the Coppa Italia quarter-finals by defeating Lazio in the Round of 16 at the Stadio Olimpico. Marco Borriello broke the deadlock in the Rome derby just eight minutes into the second half but four minutes later Hernanes scored from the spot to equalise for Lazio. However, Fabio Simplicio found the target for Roma on 77 minutes to win the match for the Lupi.

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Odds
Team News
Available Squads
32DoniGoalkeeper
3John Arne RiiseDefender
4JuanDefender
5Philippe MexesDefender
-Nicolas BurdissoDefender
9Mirko VučinićStriker
16Daniele De RossiMidfielder
20Simone PerrottaMidfielder
7David PizarroMidfielder
-Jérémy MenezMidfielder
10Francesco TottiStriker
27Julio SergioGoalkeeper
-Paolo CastelliniDefender
-Simone LoriaDefender
-Leandro GrecoMidfielder
-Fabio Henrique SimplicioMidfielder
-Rodrigo TaddeiMidfielder
88Marco BorrielloStriker
25Néstor Muslera MicolGoalkeeper
26Stefan RaduDefender
20Giuseppe BiavaDefender
2Guglielmo StendardoDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
10M. ZárateStriker
-MatuzalemMidfielder
-HernanesMidfielder
24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
-Giuseppe SculliStriker
99Sergio FloccariStriker
-Tommaso BerniGoalkeeper
18Javier GarridoDefender
4Lionel ScaloniDefender
32Cristian BrocchiMidfielder
6Stefano MauriMidfielder
15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
27Libor KozákStriker
Players to Watch
Francesco Totti
Francesco Totti
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Francesco Totti didn't start against Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek but he will be drafted into the line-up against Lazio in the Rome derby on Sunday afternoon. The veteran Italian legend is the one to count on these big occasions and he will be eager to put one on over his most loathed team. Yet again.
M. Zárate
M. Zárate
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Mauro Zarate has claimed that he wants to score against Roma and celebrate with the Lazio fans. The Argentine attacker is a brilliant and enjoyable talent and he will be eager to turn his words in action. Zarate has been played out of position by his coach Edy Reja at times but against Roma he is likely to be unleashed in a three-man attacking midfield system.
Prediction
This is an extremely difficult game to call and form will not count. Both teams are desperate for European qualification and both will go all out for a win. Roma, though, do have a better team on paper and with Lazio's inconsistency this year the Lupi could just about nick it especially as they will be buoyant to bounce back from midweek's Champions League thrashing by Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.
Editor's Prediction
Roma 2
Lazio 1

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