Both Fiorentina and Lazio are hoping they’re gonna grab themselves tickets to one of the two big European competitions next season. But, to do that, they need to improve their positions on the Italian Serie A table. Every point matters for both teams, which is why their duel at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on Sunday evening is guaranteed to be interesting. To prepare for it, make sure to read our Fiorentina vs Lazio prediction and betting tips!
Their recent performance up front has been sensational, but they haven’t been equally impressive at the back. And that is the main reason why they aren’t much higher on the Serie A table. Currently, they’re at the 10th place, but their ambitions are much higher.
Apart from fighting for a spot among the top 6 in Serie A, Fiorentina are also hoping to do well in Copa Italia. Actually, they’ve already done very well there, reaching the semifinal after thrashing Roma 7-1 in the quarterfinal.
When it comes to the league, they need to do a little better at the back if they hope to qualify for Europa League. In the last two rounds, they allowed 3 goals per game, which is far from good. Even their sensational attack couldn’t help them win more than one point in those two matches.
And keeping a clean sheet against Lazio will be very difficult. The thing is that Lazio have scored at least a goal in every single match against Fiorentina for 5 and a half years! But, if they can’t defend well, they can attack. And that’s exactly what I think Fiorentina will do, they will try to outscore Lazio.
The main reason why this is such a good idea is that Viola have a number of players who are great when it comes to scoring. There are currently 5 Fiorentina players who have scored at least 5 goals in the league. Not many other teams can say the same about their players, Lazio included.
Beating Roma 3:0 in Derby Della Capitale has certainly given Lazio players wings. They are now confident they can get into the race for a Champions League, same as they did last season. But, unlike last season, they are determined not to let it slip through their fingers in the final round.
They seem to have the right manpower for that. Lazio are strong in literally every part of the pitch. Still, the player who gets the most attention is their top scorer Ciro Immobile. But, Lazio are much more than a one-man team. They have a number of top-class players who can win matches on their own.
What’s got to worry them slightly is that they’re not too great when playing away from Rome. They’ve won only 5 away matches this season, most of which were against teams from near the bottom of the table.
- Wallace (injury)
- Jordan Lukaku (injury)
Lafont – Ceccherini, Hugo, Laurini, Biraghi – Fernandes, Benassi, Veretout – Chiesa, Mirallas, Simeone
Strakosha – Acerbi, Bastos, Radu – Lucas Leiva, Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic, Marusis, Lulic – Correa, Immobile
Fiorentina vs Lazio Prediction
Predicting the outcome of games like these can be really tricky, anything can happen here! Lazio seem closer to winning this match, but my betting advice is to stick to goals. Both teams are in a goal-scoring mood, so we’ll probably see many of them on Sunday. Probably on both ends…
Fiorentina vs Lazio Betting Tips
- BTS @1.61 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.80 (Unibet)
- Double Chance X2 @1.40 (William Hill)