Roma vs Lazio: Immobile can fire Biancocelesti to victory

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Odds: Roma 6/5, Draw 5/2, Lazio 2/1

Kick Off: 1700, 18/11/2017

Stadium: Olimpico

TV: BT Sport

Italy may be in mourning over the national team’s failure to reach the World Cup finals but all that will be put to one side during Saturday’s Rome derby.

Roma and Lazio have both been in fine form this season, with the latter team just one place and a single point better off in the Serie A table.

However, Lazio are averaging almost a goal per game more than their city rivals and prevailed 3-1 in the last meeting at the end of April.

Those factors make 2/1 for the designated away team to come out on top worth support in our Roma vs Lazio betting predictions.

A Look At Roma’s Betting Odds

Roma have recovered well from the summer sales of Mohamed Salah and Antonio Rudiger and did us a favour when crushing Chelsea 3-0 in the Champions League as part of a five-match winning run.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side followed up that impressive defeat of the Blues with another high-tempo display when claiming a 4-2 triumph at Fiorentina.

Having stepped up their intensity since three straight 1-0 triumphs, Roma must be respected, but two results this term do make them vulnerable.

Inter Milan won here in August and Napoli also left with maximum points last month, so we reckon it’s worth taking on the Giallorossi with another team above them in the table.

In what should be an entertaining encounter, 7/2 for an away win and both teams to score stands out from the Roma vs Lazio odds.

A Look At Lazio’s Betting Odds

The last time we opposed Roma it proved a wise move, with Napoli backed at 7/5 to oblige at Olimpico and Lorenzo Insigne tipped at 19/4 to score first.

Lazio have their own Italy forward in formidable form at club level, with Ciro Immobile having netted 14 goals in Serie A this season and 18 times in all competitions.

We’re hoping the 27-year-old isn’t mentally or physically drained by those two international matches versus Sweden, with a double strike in Lazio’s 2-1 away win at Juventus highlighting how reliable he usually is in big games.

Immobile netted in two derbies last term and makes it into our Roma vs Lazio betting tips as an 11/10 chance to score at any time and 19/4 to break the deadlock.

Additional stats

Last result:

Fiorentina 2-4 ROMA – Gerson (2), Kostas Manolas, Diego Perotti

LAZIO 1-0 Nice – Maxime Le Marchand (og)

Head-to-head: Roma 1-3 Lazio, Roma 3-2 Lazio, Lazio 2-0 Roma, Lazio 0-2 Roma, Lazio 1-4 Roma, Roma 2-0 Lazio

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Best bets for Roma vs Lazio

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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