Lazio and AS Roma Square Off in the Coppa Italia Final on May 26th, 2013 - Game Preview and Betting Odds

Coppa Italia Final - Lazio vs. AS Roma - Matchup and team logosBitter rivals Lazio and Roma face off in the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) final on May 26 at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

This is going to be an intense match on the field and in the stands. To say that Lazio and Roma fans do not like each other would be a big understatement. In the last 15 meetings between the two city rivals there were 11 red cards on the field and in their very last meeting alone there were 6 stabbings in the stands.

Lazio are coming into this game having eliminated Serie A champions Juventus in the semi-finals, while Roma eliminated Inter Milan.

AS Roma finished in sixth place in the Italian Serie A and most recently they beat second place Napoli at home 2-1 after drawing with 3rd place AC Milan 0-0 in the game before.

Lazio finished seventh in the league and in their last match they lost to Cagliari 0-1 after beating Sampdoria 2-0. Lazio made it to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League this year where they were eliminated by Turkish Fenerbahce.

Both Lazio and AS Roma share Stadio Olimpico in Rome. In their first league match this season Lazio were the home side and won the game 3-2. and in their second match the two teams drew 1-1.

Roma 13/10
Draw 12/5
Lazio 2/1

AS Roma are the favourites to win the match and lift the Coppa Italia trophy. A $100 bet on AS Roma could return $130 in profit, while the same bet on Lazio could return $200 in profit.

Lazio has won the Coppa Italia trophy five times total so far and most recently they have done that in 2009. Roma were the winners record nine times so far and the last time they won was in 2008.

Miroslav Klose is the leading scorer for Lazio in Serie A this year with 15 goals, while Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has the most goals (16) for AS Roma.

This should be a very entertaining match!