Lazio vs Parma: preview, prediction, and probable starting line-ups
Lazio vs Parma
Lazio returns home to the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 28 of the Serie A TIM to take on Parma, as they prepare to return to winning ways. After the draw against Fiorentina away last weekend, the Biancocelesti will be eager to obtain all three points in this clash in front of the Laziali to catch back up with Milan, Inter, and Roma, who occupy the third, fourth, and fifth spots respectively. With Ciro Immobile out due to suspension (5 yellow cards), Joaquin Correa and Felipe Caicedo look set to lead the lines for the Biancocelesti as they will try to breakdown the Giallorossi defense and Luigi Sepe in goal… The last time these two sides met, Lazio put two past Sepe to win 2-0 at the Stadio Ennio Tardi – Immobile and Correa scored the goals.
Lazio enters this match on a form of 3W-1D-1L in their last five Serie A TIM outings. Throughout this period they have outscored their opponents by a score of seven to three, with five of these goals coming in the first half. In relation to head-to-head challenges, Parma have not been able to record a point at the Stadio Olimpico since 2009; a total of seven matches. When Immobile is unavailable, Simone Inzaghi’s side have a record of 4W-5D-6L since 2016 showing the value and impact the Italian international has for this club. Lazio currently sits in the eighth spot in the Serie A TIM with 42 points (but have a match in hand that if won, could put them into the sixth spot behind Roma, who have 46 points).
Parma enters this match on a form of 1W-1D-3L in their last five Serie A TIM outings. Throughout this period they have been outscored their opponents by a score of 11 to five. After starting the season brilliantly, Parma have since dropped their good form and now sit in 11th spot in the Serie A TIM table with 33 points. Players to watch? In attack, Gervinho has nine goals to his name this season in addition to Napoli-owned Roberto Inglese, who has eight goals.
Lazio vs Parma: Probable Formations
Lazio: Inzaghi’s Probable Selections,
Patric, Acerbi, Radu;
Marusic, Milinkovic Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic;
Parma: Roberto D’Aversa’s Probable Selections,
Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo, Dimarco;
Kucka, L.Rigoni, Machin;
Siligardi, Inglese, Gervinho.
Lazio vs Parma: Prediction
An extremely important match, especially after losing two points last wekeend, Lazio cannot aford to let this match go. With another loss, they could fall behind immensely in the race for a much desired Champions League spot… However, spirits are high in Rome and the Biancocelesti look eager to win in front of their home fans. As Roma lost to SPAL yesterday and the Derby della Madonnina between Inter and Milan right around the corner, this is the perfect chance to close that point-total gap.
Lazio 2 – Parma 1