Parma vs Lazio
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 21 October 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini (Parma).
Parma have been in great form since returning to the top flight and went into the international break in the top half of the table.
Thanks to wins in four of their last five games, the Crociati are in ninth spot and will be hoping to three straight wins as they host Lazio, and with veteran striker Gervinho in great form, confidence is certainly high among the hosts ahead of Lazio’s visit.
Lazio, meanwhile, will be gunning for all three points in order to solidify their Champions League ambitions.
The Aquile have picked up as of late after a difficult start which saw them taking on Napoli and Juventus in their first two games which ended up in losses, but now they have won four of their last five games as well, and have risen into fourth in the table.
Still, they have lost two of their last three, and that includes a defeat to Roma in the Derby della Capitale and a heavy thrashing to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.
Of course, it didn’t help that the German outfit had a two man advantage as they ended up as 4-1 winners, but nonetheless, that defeat was still a demoralizing result for Simone Inzaghi’s men and having rallied to earn a 1-0 win against Fiorentina.
Inzaghi will hope his side can use that as a springboard as they travel to face Parma on Sunday. However, Parma could present a stern challenge as they are steadily growing in confidence.
Remember, they beat Inter on the Nerazzurri’s own turf and gave Juventus quite a challenge, so this will likely be a real test for the visiting Aquile.
Parma vs Lazio: Head-to-head statistics
- Lazio are undefeated in their last six meetings with Parma (W4 D2)
- Parma’s last 17 home meetings with Lazio (W5 D6 L6)
- Lazio have won four of their last five Serie A games
- Parma have won four of their last five Serie A games
Parma vs Lazio: Prediction
While Lazio did earn a narrow 1-0 win over Fiorentina in their last game before the international hiatus to rebound after back-to-back losses against Roma and Eintracht Frankfurt, Parma have been very impressive as of late.
Lazio have struggled to keep clean sheets, and the Crociati will certainly look to exploit that.
Gervinho has been completely transformed in his second spell in Serie A and this game could be a real thrilling one for neutrals.
Parma vs Lazio: Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1.75 (3/4).
Double chance – PARMA at 2.30 (13/10).