Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Stadio Olimpico will be the centre of attention when Lazio and Roma lock horns in the Coppa Italia semis. The Biancocelesti are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, but Wednesday’s Derby della Capitale will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. Matias Vecino is pushing for a start after scoring the winner against Udinese, while both Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, head into the Italian Cup game following a 1-1 draw with Atalanta where they failed to turn their dominance into more goals. Roma and Lazio seem to be evenly matched at the moment and that is the main reason why we are going to bet on draw this time out. Jose Mourinho can’t count on Houssem Aouar and Evan NDicka for Wednesday’s clash as the duo is on international duty, while all Chris Smalling, Renato Sanches, Tammy Abraham, and Marash Kumbulla remain in the treatment room.
Highlighted Player (Romelu Lukaku):
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli, born on 13th of ay 1993 is a Belgian player with roots form Congo. Lukaku played for several youth teams before he got picked up by RSC Anderlecht. After playing for only 2 seasons for Anderlecht Chelsea picked him up for around12 million euro.
Lukaku was never able to get a spot in the starting eleven of Chelsea and after playing for WBA he moved to Everton for approximately 35 million euro.Lukaku made his debut in February 2010 by the age of 16 and is one of the youngest players that player for the highest Belgian national team.
The biggest achievement of Lukakui is winning the Eerste klasse in Belgium and the English FA Cup. With his strength and goal scoring abilities Lukaku can be considered as one of the deadliest strikers of the world. Nicknames for Lukaku are Big Rom and the Tank.
Highlighted Team (Lazio):
Lazio Roma are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles.
The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals.
The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco.
The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.