Our match prediction:
Derby della Capitale is scheduled for Sunday lunchtime, as Lazio will formally host Roma at Stadio Olimpico. The Rome derby is considered to be the fiercest inter-city derby in Italia. I Giallorossi are undefeated in their last five encounters with the Biancocelesti (W3 D2) and, given the current forms of both teams, Luciano Spalletti’s charges are considered as favourites. I Lupi ended their eight-game winning streak in the Serie A with a draw against Internazionale in the previous round (1-1), but the match could have ended with a defeat, if it weren’t for Nainggolan’s leveler in the final minutes. Even so, Spalletti was satisfied with the performance, despite i Giallorossi were far from their best. Stefano Pioli’s men are rather inconsistent in their performances of late, but the name of the Derby della Capitale presents a sufficient morale booster, which is why the fans are up for a heavy battle, but we will give a slight advantage to Roma this time out.
Highligted Player (Biglia):
Lucas Rodrigo Biglia is an Argentinian football player born on the 30th of January 1986 in Mercedes. Biglia started his career playing for Argentinos Juniors where he made his debut in the season of 2003/2004. After playing for Independiente and RSC Anderlecht Biglia made the transfer to Lazio Roma, which cost the Italian club around 5 million euro. Biglia became the captain of Lazio Roma in July 2015. Biglia made his debut for the Argentinian national team in February 2011.Biglia played for Argentina in the World Cup 2014 and the Copa America 2015.Biglia is a right-footed defensive midfielder, which is known for his leading role. For the defensive midfielder position he is small being only 178cm, which is one of his weaknesses. Biglia won the Belgian national league 4 times, the Belgian national cup once and became world champion with the Argentinian U20 squad. Nicknames for Biglia are El Principito and Lucky.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma are a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend. “The Prince of Rome” made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.