In what is expected to be a hotly contested game, Lazio will host arch-rivals Roma in the Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Giallorossi come into the game at the back of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, following their goalless draw against Real Sociedad. But they had lost their previous league game to Sassuolo.

Lazio’s record in the exact opposite in recent times. They went out of the UEFA Conference League after a loss to AZ Alkmaar but have recently beaten Napoli and were held by a goalless draw by Bologna in the Serie A. 

Both the sides are gunning to qualify for the Champions League and there is currently a two-point gap between them, with Maurizio Sarri’s side in third with 49 points on the board. Milan’s loss to Udinese means that a Lazio win could help go four points clear of fourth.

The Biancocelesti will be without Ciro Immobile and Ivan Provedel is also sick ansd will not be able to feature in the game. Jose Mourinho remains suspended and he will not be on the bench for Roma, having not been available for the Sassuolo game either.

Here is how Sky Italia expect the sides to line up:


Lazio predicted line-up: Maximiano; Marusic, Casale, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Pedro, Felipe Anderson, Zaccagni

Roma predicted line-up: Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Zalewski, Matic, Cristante, El Shaarawy; Dybala, Pellegrini; Abraham


Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN




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