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Lazio to score 3+ goals against Empoli in Thursday’s Serie A matchup

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Serie A 7 Feb 2019

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Competition: Serie A

Market: Lazio to score 3+ goals

Odds: 11/10 @ Bet 365

With a real chance to climb back into the top-four, Lazio will look to make a statement when they welcome relegation contenders Empoli to the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday.

Starting with Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio side, booking their spot in the semi-final of this year’s Coppa Italia and also picking up a 1-0 win over Frosinone over the weekend, Thursday’s hosts should be looking to carry on their recent form. Looking to secure Champions League football for the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio will be boosted by their recent record in Formello. Aside from a 2-1 loss to Juventus last month, the Blues are unbeaten at home domestically since the end of October. One man to watch for the hosts will be leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile. The Italian international has already bagged 11 goals this season.

As for the visitors, coming off the back of a 2-2 draw with Chievo last weekend, it is no surprise that many have Empoli tipped for relegation this season. Now failing to win a single match since a victory over Bologna back on December 9th, it will be their recent defensive issues giving Giuseppe Iachini the biggest headache. Now conceding two or more goals in six of their last seven, Empoli now hodl the worse defensive record in Serie A. Given the huge gulf in class between the two sides, we’re backing another tough night for Iachini’s leaky defence.

Bet: Lazio to score 3+ goals against Empoli in Thursday’s Serie A matchup @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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