Take a look at the latest form and team news from AS Roma and Lazio:
Jose Mourinho’s men started 2022 with 2 straight losses but have only lost once since then, winning 6 and drawing 4 in 11 matches since January. They have deservedly risen to 6th in the league, occupying the last European spot, although they have played a game more than Atalanta, who are in 7th place.
Before they clash with Lazio, they will host Vitesse in the Europa Conference League playoffs, where they already hold a 1-0 advantage. In 29 Serie A matches this season, Roma have 14 wins, 6 draws, and 9 losses and remain in the running for Champions League qualification. However, the latter is looking more unlikely with Juve’s recent form. Tammy Abraham is Roma’s highest goal scorer with 13 goals and 3 assists.
For their team news, AS Roma are still without Leonardo Spinazzola, who is expected to return in April after a lengthy stay on the sidelines.
Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio may have failed to hit the heights of his Napoli team in terms of the excellent footballing displays they were known for, but they are already setting themselves up for a great end to the season. 5th in the league with 49 points from 29 matches, they have won 2 matches on the bounce after falling to defeat in Europe and at Napoli.
In all competitions, Lazio’s form has been shaky of late. With 4 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses in their last 10 matches in all competitions, they have not been entirely convincing. In the league, however, they have 3 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw in their last 5, and recently, captain Ciro Immobile became Lazio’s all-time leading goalscorer, having hit the 21 goal mark this season.
For injuries and suspensions, Lazio will be without Patrick Dziczek, who is both suspended and diagnosed with a heart condition. Danilo Cataldi and Stefan Radu will likely miss the derby as they are sidelined with varying injuries.