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.
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.
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.
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