Damaging blow for Roma, star player set to miss derby against Lazio


Roma vs Lazio

Serie A

Date: 8th November, 2015

Kick Off: 14:00 pm BST

Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Live Stream: fuboTV

Roma hosts Lazio in a high octane derby match this Sunday, with both sides looking to keep up the pressure at the top of the league table.

Roma are third in the table just one point off league leaders Fiorentina.

After their defeat against Inter Milan last week, Rudi Garcia’s side have dropped from first to third in the standings and will be looking to bounce back in front of their own fans this weekend.

The Derby Della Capitale is one of the most anticipates fixtures in world football and has always managed to showcase the unparalleled passion towards football from both sets of fans.

For some, a derby win holds more significance than winning the Scudetto but this time it seems that matters off the pitch could take center stage.

Following the decision to split the Curva sud, a place in the stadium where the Roma ultras sit, both sets of fans are planning to boycott Sunday’s match in protest.

Coming to the footballing side, Roma have been extremely impressive in the league this season and with Juventus faltering it seems that Roma’s new look attack could well steer them towards a Scudetto in May.

Meanwhile, despite a strong start to the season Lazio have dropped down to 7th place following three defeats in their last four league games.

The Biancocelesti will look to recover from their recent slump with a win this weekend and there can be no greater incentive than the pride of beating your arch rivals in their own backyard.

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Roma vs Lazio Team News

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, Seydou Keita and Elio Capradossi are all sidelined with injuries and club legend Francesco Totti is also facing a race against time to be fit for the derby against Lazio at the weekend.

Defensive midfielder Daniele De Rossi is expected to be back for the Derby Della Capitale but the home side will be without their key man Miralem Pjanic, who was sent off at the weekend.

As for Lazio, Defender Wesley Hoedt is expected to start in defence after overcoming an injury problem and the likes of Alessandro Matri, Miroslav Klose and Filip Djordjevic are all ready to fight it out for the starting spot against Roma.

De Vrij, Keita and Parolo are definitely ruled out with injuries.

Roma vs Lazio Starting Lineups

Roma starting lineup: Szczesny; Florenzi, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne; Nainggolan, De Rossi; Salah, Iturbe, Falque; Dzeko.

Lazio starting lineup: Marchetti; Basta, Mauricio, Gentiletti, Lulic; Onazi, Biglia; Anderson, Milinkovic-Savic, Candreva; Klose.

Roma vs Lazio Key Stats

Roma are undefeated in 35 of their last 38 home matches in Serie A.

Out of the last 3 derbies between Roma and Lazio, 2 have ended in draws.

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