Roma coach Luciano Spalletti expects an exciting Roman derby tonight against Lazio.

"I am expecting the excellent Lazio that I have seen in other games," Spalletti warned. "Lazio are a good, ambitious side, but they will cause us trouble in our race with Inter.

"Both sides are in good condition physically and have clear ideas. Even if we are going into the game in a better position it's equal because this match creates a special motivation and there are lots of hidden dangers.

"It will be a very open game - in terms of points it is worth the same as any other, but not so in emotional terms. We need to secure the win to make our fans happy.

"To have several Romans in the side is a positive factor, it's just like Aurelio De Laurentiis said with Neapolitans playing for Napoli."