Roma v Lazio Betting: Derby clash not set to go down as a classic

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With the defensively sound Biancocelesti looking to preserve a 2-0 first-leg lead, Al Hain-Cole is predicting a tight Derby della Capitale cup clash

Roma will be hoping to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit when they take on neighbours Lazio in Tuesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final clash.

Having gone down 2-0 in the ‘away leg,’ Luciano Spalletti’s men are 4/5 (1.80) favourites with Paddy Power to come out on top in the second encounter at the Stadio Olimpico.

That victory was a first in nine Derby della Capitale encounters for the Biancocelesti, who are available at 11/4 (3.75) to make it two in this one.

Ciro Immobile celebrating Sassuolo-Lazio Serie A 2017/04/01

None of the last five meetings between the sides have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out on this occasion.

After waiting almost four years for a victory over their local rivals, Simone Inzaghi’s team will have been especially delighted to pull one off in such a high stakes fixture – particularly given they had gone into that game on the back of four consecutive derby defeats.

With a third cup final in five seasons now within touching distance, they will certainly not be taking any chances as they look to preserve their two-goal cushion.

GFX Roma Lazio betting

Considering they have conceded just 13 goals in their last 15 fixtures and kept clean sheets in four of the most recent six, Inzaghi’s side should prove a tough nut to crack even for the usually prolific Giallorossi.

Happy to sit back and preserve their lead, odds of 5/4 (2.25) could well offer strong value on a defensively strong Lazio side ensuring no more than two goals are scored in a tight game against Roma.

That bet would have paid out in three of the last four Derby della Capitale games between these sides, so should prove a solid selection considering the manner in which this tie is poised.

Under 2.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25) for a 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power

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