Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Stadio Olimpico when the two bitter local rivals Lazio and Roma face each other in the Derby della Capitale. The Biancocelesti aim to build on back-to-back wins over the likes of Genoa and Palermo, but beating the Giallorossi in the local derby is easier said than done. Lazio sit in fourth place in the Serie A standings and considering that they managed to find the net in each of their previous nine league fixtures, we predict that the “hosts” will score in Sunday’s football match. Roma recorded a 3-2 win over Pescara at the weekend and they will be aiming to melt Juventus’ advantage to only one point with a victory in the Derby della Capitale. Both teams are likely to go for a win in the Rome derby and, taking everything into account, there is every chance fans will see goals galore at Stadio Olimpico.
Highlighted Player (Lucas 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.