Parma vs Lazio
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini.
The Biancocelesti will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways and continue their Scudetto push when they take on injury-hit Parma this weekend.
Parma vs Lazio: Match Preview
Despite being depleted by injuries, Roberto D’Aversa’s men fought back twice to secure a positive 2-2 draw with Cagliari at Sardegna Arena. Parma are in classic mid-table form with two wins, two draws and two defeats from their last six league matches.
Currently seventh, levelled on points with Sardinians and AC Milan, the Gialloblu’s will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run at home to four games when they take on high-flying Lazio this weekend.
Parma have earned nineteen points from eleven games at Ennio Tardini this season, netting 1.55 goals per game and conceding 0.91 per bout. They have beaten Udinese 2-0 in their most recent home fixture.
Lazio blew the chance to move second in Serie A after they were held to a scoreless draw at Olimpico by Hellas Verona. The Biancocelesti had numerous chances to win the game but were denied on several occasions by an excellent Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.
Their form remains stellar, though, as they’re second in six-game form table with four wins and two draws with a combined goal difference of 15:5. The Roman club lie third place with 50 points, one point behind Inter and four behind Juventus.
Simone Inzaghi’s side have posted six wins, two draws and two defeats away from home, averaging 1.70 goals scored per match, whilst allowing 1.10. Lazio have won five of their last six road games.
Parma vs Lazio: Team News & Probable Lineups
The hosts will be shorthanded again. Cornelius (15 games – 8 goals), Inglese (11/2) and Scozzarella (11/0) are on the sidelines; Kulusevski (21/5) and first-choice goalkeeper Seppe (21 games) are doubtful. Gervinho (17/4) is out as well.
Parma (4-3-3): Radu – Darmian, Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo – Hernani, Brugman, Barilla – Caprari, Kucka, Kurtic.
Correa (18/6) is questionable for the trip; Milinkovic-Savic (22/3) and Radu (19/1) are suspended.
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha – Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Patric – Lazzari, Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic – Caicedo, Immobile.
Parma vs Lazio: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (46 games): Parma 12 Wins, Lazio 23 Wins, 11 Draws.
- Parma have 9-6-7 record at Ennio Tardini against Biancocelesti.
- Lazio have won last seven head-to-head meetings.
- Three goals or more have been scored in five of their last seven encounters.
- Lazio have scored two goals or more in eight of the last ten outings vs Parma.
Parma vs Lazio: Prediction
The visiting side will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways and continue their Scudetto push. Lazio are on a seven-game winning streak against Parma and I will back them to get their eight W in a row against injury-hit hosts.
Finally, I will go with the most obvious choice and pick Serie A’s leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile to do what he does best and find the back of the net. The Naples-born striker has bagged eleven goals in his last ten league games for the club.
Parma vs Lazio: Betting Tips
Lazio to Win @ 1.78
Ciro Immobile (Lazio) To Score Anytime @ 1.88.