Pescara – Lazio 07.10.2012
Back to back wins over Palermo and Cagliari propelled Pescara into the top half of the standings, but recording a third successive win might prove to be mission impossible. Lazio arrive to Stadio Adriatico full of confidence and they are hoping to climb to third place with three points from this match.
Rather than reinforcing the squad after gaining promotion from Serie B, the club chiefs did just the opposite, having stayed without key players from last season, Lorenzo Insigne, Marco Verratti and Ciro Immobile. The lack of a significant transfer kitty prevented the club officials from signing players with quality and Serie A experience, so I was certainly not surprised to see Pescara began the season with three straight defeats. The team have since shown a considerable improvement, taking 7 points from last 3 games, but beating bottom table sides and beating Lazio is not exactly the same. The hosts also have some important missings before the visit of the Biancocelesti, meaning they are in for an uphill task.
Match: Pescara – Lazio 15.00h
League: Serie A
Our prediction: Away Win Odds: 1.95
Having kept the entire squad that achieved a fourth-place finish in Serie A together, Lazio were always going to have a major role to play this season. In spite of the managerial change, the Biancocelesti enjoyed a remarkable start to the season, winning first five games in all competitions before bring one point from Europa League clash with Tottenham. The team then suffered a small dip in form and went on to lose two straight games, but they quickly returned to the right track to record back to back wins over Siena and Maribor. Having already beaten Atalanta and Chievo, arguably much stronger sides than Pescara, on the travels this season, Vladimir Petkovic’s side look a good bet to bring all three points from Stadio Adriatico.
Lazio is in better shape and form and i think that thay will continiun their series of wins.