Lazio can ill afford another slip-up on Wednesday evening when they play host to already-relegated Parma on Matchday No 36 in Serie A.
Lazio dropped the ball on Saturday evening, falling 2-0 away at Fiorentina. The defeat has significantly halted their hopes of playing the elite continental competition football next season.
Simone Inzaghi’s troops are now six points shy of the fourth-placed Napoli and five points behind Juventus in fifth. They do have a game in hand on both these rivals but a win here against Parma is an imperative.
Lazio have generally played much better at home throughout the entire season. They won 12 of 17 Serie A games at Stadio Olimpico in this term. They will go into this on the back of eleven consecutive victories on the home patch in the league.
Lazio scored at least three goals in each of the last three home victories against Benevento (5-3), Milan (3-0), and Genoa (4-3).
I Biancocelesti will have a great chance to maintain such an impressive home record here against Parma who have not been pulling up any trees in the last couple of months.
The visitors, who had been relegated ten days ago, are the most out-of-form team in the entire league. They will travel to the capital off the back of six straight Serie A losses.
They have nothing to play for in the remaining three rounds either, meaning we should be in for a one-way street from the very first whistle here.
Lazio vs Parma Head-to-head
- On top of everything else, Lazio can also rely on tradition going into this clash with Parma.
- I Biancocelesti won each of the last ten encounters with Parma, including two in January this year (one in Serie A and the other in Coppa Italia).
- Parma scored only two goals in the last seven games against Lazio.
Lazio vs Parma Prediction
Parma conceded at least three goals in five of the last six league affairs. They have just allowed five goals against Atalanta at the weekend. There is really not much to back them here against Lazio who are desperate for points after a slip-up in Florence.
We thus see the value in backing the hosts to win by at least three goals difference at the odds of 2.35, while Lazio are also well worth backing to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the 1.66 odds