Prediction and odds for the game: Lazio (2/5) v Verona (6/1)
We are backing the over 2.5 goals scored
When: Wednesday 05th February 2020, Kick-off 7:45 PM
Where: The Stadio Olimpico
On Wednesday night, Lazio will look to continue their unexpected Scudetto charge when they host Verona at the Stadio Olimpico.
While everybody is talking about the titanic title struggle between giants Juventus and Inter, Simone Inzaghi’s team have been quietly racking up the points and goals in Serie A. In fact, the team from the Italian capital could move above Inter and to within two points of Juventus with a winner in this clash.
The goals of star striker Ciro immobile have powered Lazio’s surprise title challenge. The Italian international has scored an incredible 25 goals in just 21 Serie A appearances for the Eagles. His goals have contributed to Lazio having the second-best attack in the Italian top-flight this season.
Lazio have been brilliantly consistent of late in Serie A, winning 11 of their last 12 matches in the Italian top-flight, while also scoring at least twice in 14 of their last 16 league outings.
Unsurprisingly, considering their top form this season, Lazio have a stellar recent home record, as they are unbeaten in 12 Serie A games at the Stadio Olimpico. Once again, goals have been at the heart of their success of late in Serie A, as Inzaghi’s team has scored at least twice in nine of their last ten home league matches.
The visitors are enjoying a solid campaign in the Italian top-flight. Ivan Juric’s team are currently ninth in the table, just two points outside the European spots in Serie A.
A recent unbeaten run of six games in Serie A, consisting of three wins and three draws have the fans dreaming of landing a top-six spot this season. Looking at the table, that is not an unrealistic ambition for the visitors this season.
Verona have been relatively prolific of late in Serie A, scoring at least twice in four of their last six league outings. There have also been over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last eight Serie A matches.
The visitors have won just three of their last 18 away games in the Italian top-flight. However, they are now unbeaten in three matches on their travels in Serie A, having drawn the last two league games on the road.
Lazio are in red-hot form, only city rivals Roma have avoided defeat against the Eagles in the last 12 Serie A outings. A key to their good form has been their lethal attacking displays, which is why we are backing the over 2.5 goals. We are also backing Lazio to pull off another victory in this potentially tricky clash.
Verdict: We are backing the over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/7 and/or the home win at odds of 2/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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