Competition: Coppa Italia
Market: Lazio win
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
Looking to book their spot in the semi-final of this year’s Coppa Italia, Lazio will welcome a struggling Parma to the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday night.
Starting with the hosts, putting in what was a dominant display against bitter rivals Roma last weekend, there is no doubt that the mood in Lazio’s camp should be at a red-hot high. Picking up a glittering 3-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico, the Eagles have only continued to catch the eye since returning from Italy’s festive break earlier in the month. Winning each of their last three matchups on the bounce and also shocking many as they booked their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Champions League, Head Coach Simone Inzaghi will certainly be calling on attacking MVP Ciro Immobile to spearhead their charge on home soil. Once again finding the net against Roma last time out and enjoying what has been another free-scoring run, the one-time Borussia Dortmund striker has stunningly bagged himself 16 strikes in his last 17 matchups across all formats.
As for the visitors, while Parma might have just about managed to grab themselves a point off of Sassuolo over the weekend, it doesn’t cover what has been a woeful run of form for the relegation scrappers. Seen as a leading contender to be hit with a Serie B return this year, the Crusaders certainly face a stern test when they travel to the Stadio Olimpico in midweek. Failing to record a single victory since the end of November and the mood in their camp likely still at a worrying low, it should also be noted that Head Coach Roberto D’Aversa has seen his side pick up just a single point from their last six top-flight appearances. With a real reputation for their glaring issues at the back and losing each of their last nine straight meetings against Lazio, we’re backing a similar outcome on Thursday night.
Bet: Lazio 1/2 to beat Parma in Thursday’s Coppa Italia showdown @ 888sport
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