Fiorentina vs Lazio
Italian Serie A
Date: 18th April 2018, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
Fiorentina are desperate for a win when they welcome Lazio to the Stadio Artemio Franchi for Wednesday’s Serie A fixture.
The Viola is 7th in the table and are 10 points behind their visitors who are sitting at 4th in the table. The hosts are still in with a chance of making into the Champions League qualification zone if not a strong probability of getting through to Europa League at least. AC Milan is the team sitting just above them and occupying the final European spot, who are at a reachable 2 point distance.
This fixture is equally important to Lazio as well since they are just a point ahead of the fifth placed Inter Milan while 6th place AC Milan is 8 points away. A defeat here will invite a four horse race for the 1 Champions League spot.
Both teams are coming on the back of goalless draws. Fiorentina squandered a massive chance against Spal while Lazio settled for the spoils with their cross city rivals Roma.
Despite the underwhelming show against the relegation threatened Spal, Fiorentina can be proud of their recent form. They are on an 8 match unbeaten run with an impressive 6 wins alongside 2 draws.
Meantime, Lazio dropped points one too many times in recent weeks. They had won just 2 of their last 6 matches, yet only 1 defeat with the remaining 3 being draws.
Fiorentina vs Lazio: Head-to-head
The teams met already twice this season once in Serie A and the other in Coppa Italia. The league game was a 1-1 stalemate while Lazio won by a solitary goal in the cup tie. Both matches were played at the Stadio Olimpico.
The last 5 Serie A games between them is shared with 2 wins and 1 draw.
Both teams scored in 5 consecutive games, 4 of them saw over 3.5 goals.
At the Stadio Artemio Franchi, Fiorentina won the latest duel with Lazio 3-2 before losing the previous three.
Lazio had scored in 7 consecutive visits to Florence.
Fiorentina vs Lazio Predictions
Fiorentina are in excellent form while Lazio could do better. Since both teams are chasing European spots, they will have their eyes set on nothing but three points here.
Combining this with the numbers from their recent head-to-head meetings, we can be certain of another goal fest.
At the same time, I believe the final result can go in anyone’s favor, so punters may not risk valuable stakes on full-time result markets.
Lazio’s top goal getter Ciro Immobile is on a hot streak having scored 5 goals in his last five appearances. He could be backed to score anytime here at 2.00 odds at 10bet.
Fiorentina vs Lazio Bet Tips
BTTS & 2.5 goals @ 2.05 with 10Bet
Ciro Immobile (Lazio) to score anytime @ 2.00 odd with the same firm.