Lazio – Parma 02.12.2012
Lazio will be aiming to continue the impressive home run and further close the gap behind their top 3 rivals when they play host to Parma, a team that have been in excellent form this season.
Lazio chiefs may have replaced coach Edy Reja with Vladimir Petkovic during off season, but the squad remained almost the same, which was the main reason why the team continued where they had left off last term. With Miroslav Klose at the tip of the attack and Hernanes, Mauri and Candreva all chipping in with goals while also taking care of their creative duties, the Bianconcelesti have been scoring goals for fun this season, both home and away. Their back line may be suffering from numerous injuries and changes to the back four, but as long as the attack is in fine working order that won’t be the problem. Having scored three goals in four of seven home games this season, there is every chance we will see another high-scoring match at Olimpico.
Match: Lazio – Parma 15.00h
League: Serie A
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.85
Parma chiefs did not want to rest on their laurels after seven straight victories saw the team finish in eighth place last season, but made sure to further reinforce the squad in the summer. With all the key players staying at Ennio Tardini, il Ducali enjoyed a bright start to the season, and have again climbed to the top half of the standings. Roberto Donadoni’s positive approach is to ‘blame’ for team’s entertaining showings both home and away, but 13 conceded goals prevented Parma from bringing more than 5 points from 7 away games. With the team brimming with confidence following a home win over Inter and with Lazio likely to leave a lot of space behind, il Ducali look a good bet to score at least once at Olimpico. Whether that will prove to be enough for a positive results, lot of goals, so it remains to be seen.