It's only the second week of competition in the 2019/2020 Italian Serie A season, but fans will already have the chance to witness what is perhaps the league's most intense rivalry during today's match up. Today's match will see Rome's two teams, SS Lazio and AS Roma, square off in the Derby della Capitale, or Capital City Derby, the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
After AS Roma had an intense, season-opening draw with Genoa, that side is most likely feeling a greater pressure to win. And Serie A fans are likely in for an exciting match as, according to Sporting Pedia, the two rivals rarely settle for draws. Only one of their last 11 derby matches ended with such a result, and three of their last five meetings saw goals from both sides. This high-scoring action seems likely to continue in today's match, which should be a must-watch for any soccer fan.
The Lazio side is led by 29-year-old striker Ciro Immobile, who fired in 15 goals in 31 Serie A matches last season, per ESPN FC stats. Immobile recorded two goals in their season-opener last weekend, leading their side to a 3-0 victory over Sampdoria. SS Lazio is also managed by Simone Inzaghi, the second-longest tenured head coach in Serie A. He is entering his fourth season as Lazio's leader, and this season, Inzaghi has been playing the "us against the world" card to motivate his team. As quoted by ESPN, he has taken to saying that "no one ever talks about us," and using that as a driving force for his side.
AS Roma, by contrast, has a brand new manager in Paulo Fonseca, taking over his first Serie A team. They have also overhauled nearly every facet of their on-field game, adding a new goalkeeper, new fullbacks, new center-backs, and new midfielders to their line-up. This seemed to work out well offensively in their opener, as their talisman, 33-year-old Bosnian international Edin Džeko, managed to get on the board with a goal. But Roma also surrendered three goals to a Genoa team that missed relegation last season by only a single goal difference.
Kickoff for Sunday's match pitting last season's 6th-place finisher AS Roma against 8th-place SS Lazio is scheduled for 6 p.m. Central European Time. In the United Kingdom, that kickoff time will be 5 p.m. British Summer Time. Fans in the United States can log in to the livestream at noon EDT on Sunday, or 9 a.m. PDT. Fans in India can catch the stream starting at 10:15 p.m. India Standard Time on Sunday night.
To watch a free online stream of the Derby Della Capitale showdown, log in to ESPN.com, the online streaming service offered by the sports broadcasting giant. A video stream from ESPN2, which airs the network's Serie A match of the week, will be available through the ESPN apps for mobile devices, as well as on set-top streaming boxes, such as the Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire.
To watch the match live and for free without cable or satellite provider credentials, fans can sign up for a free trial of a multi-channel live TV streaming package such as Sling TV or YouTube TV. Those internet TV services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they each offer free seven-day trial periods, allowing fans to watch the match live at no charge.
In the United Kingdom, a livestream of the match will be provided by Premier Sports, while in Italy, the game will be streamed live on Sky Go Italia. In Canada, every 2019-2020 Serie A match will be streamed live on the DAZN sports platform. In India, Serie A Pass will carry a livestream, as will SonyLiv.
Throughout the Caribbean — and in numerous countries around the world — the game will stream only via Serie A Pass. For a comprehensive list of other outlets around the globe that will stream the SS Lazio vs. AS Roma Derby Della Capitale live, be sure to check LiveSoccer TV.