Lazio vs Torino
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Simone Inzaghi defeated his brother Filippo on Boxing Day as Lazio notched an important 0-2 victory away at Bologna to stay two points ahead of Sampdoria in the top four. Biancocelesti were the better side on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of play at Renato Dall’Ara and they deservedly picked up a victory through goals from Luiz Felipe and Senad Lulic.
It was the second straight victory for Lazio following a 3-1 success against Cagliari in the previous match at Olimpico. They will be looking to finish the year in some style and make it three on the bounce on Saturday afternoon when Torino come to visit the capital.
Lazio vs Torino: Head-to-head
Teams snatched a single win apiece in their H2H games in the previous term of Serie A (1-3 and 0-1).
Lazio were much more successful in recent head to head history.
Biancocelesti won 6, drew 2 and lost 1 of last nine encounters with Il Toro.
Both teams were on the scoreline in four of past five H2H affairs.
Lazio vs Torino: Prediction
Torino will also enter this in high spirits following an impressive 3-0 victory over Empoli on Wednesday. Nicolas N’Koulou broke the deadlock just before the interval, while Lorenzo Di Silvestri and Iago Falque only confirmed the victory with two second-half goals on the occasion.
Walter Mazzarri’s men thus ended a three-game winless streak to climb up to 8th place in the league ladder. Interestingly, they are yet to suffer a defeat on the road this term in Serie A. Il Toro won two and drew as many as seven of nine away matches so far in the season.
They conceded just seven goals in nine away fixtures. However, we still expect this to be an open contest as Lazio’s home matches were full on goalmouth action so far in the season. Each of last six games Biancocelesti played at Olimpico in all competitions saw goals scored at both ends. Knowing the BTTS pick landed in four of last five head to head games as well, we will go for it at the odds of 1.75 here.
Lazio vs Torino: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.75 (3/4)
Lazio to win & BTTS @ 3.50 (5/2).