Goal feast expected as Lazio and Roma clash
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Roma is the Serie A’s top-scoring team, but it has also the second-worst defensive record in the league. Roma meets Lazio in weekend’s derby. REUTERS photoWeekend’s Rome derby brings Serie A’s two most erratic teams face to face in a match which promises a goal feast.
AS Roma won its last game 4-1 against Palermo while Lazio, whose coach Vladimir Petkovic will be experiencing the fixture for the first time, was thumped 4-0 by Catania.
However, Lazio has shown that it is just as capable of winning handsomely and Roma is equally prone to calamitous defeats.
To further spice up the encounter on Nov. 11, the teams are next to each other in the table, Lazio lying fifth with 19 points from 11 games and Roma one place below on 17.
The return of Zdenek Zeman, a coach whose philosophy has always been based on bold and, some feel, reckless attack, has been one of the talking points for the Serie A season.
Under Zeman’s second stint at the club, Roma has the best scoring and second-worst defensive record in the league.
Lazio has also faded after a good start in which it won its first three Serie A games.