Lazio vs Crotone
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8th January 2017
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK/15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome.
No doubt that the good form of Lazio has coincided with the good display of striker Ciro Immobile in the side. Despite poor spells at both Dortmund and Sevilla, Immobile is now starting to score goals and playing his best football. His 9 goals in 18 matches has helped Lazio tremendously upfront where they failed to shine last season. If Lazio are to push for a top three finish as well as a place in the Champions League then they need to beat the bigger sides ahead of them in the standings. Lazio have suffered defeats to sides above them in the standings this season where they lost to derby rivals Roma 3-0 and also lost to Inter Milan.
Now they are facing a side second from the bottom of the standings so a win is a must here for them. Simone Inzaghi is likely to split the top three strikers of Balde, Immobile and Anderson, but they should still get the better of Crotone and score a few goals past them here.
Crotone who gained promotion this season, looks set to go back into Serie B after one season in the top flight. They have conceded 32 goals in Serie A this season and have yet to win away with 1 draw and 8 defeats. They have scored only 5 goals but conceded 19 on their travels. The only time they avoied defeat away from home was when they managed a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina. Still they are only one point behind Palermo who is a position above them in the table. They will be looking to get a draw here as that would be a huge boost to their confidence. They will be without the services of centre-back and captain, Claiton who is out injured for this match.
Lazio vs Crotone: Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams have never played any match against each other in all the competitions.
Lazio vs Crotone: Prediction
Lazio is ready to secure a home win from this match and Crotone will try to give their best efforts to secure at least an away draw from the fixture. Lazio is better side to compare with Crotone when they will play against each other at Stadio Olimpico.
Predicted result will be a home win for Lazio.
Lazio vs Crotone: Betting Tips
Asian Handicap : Lazio -1.0 at 1.40
Half Time/Full Time : Lazio-Lazio at 1.72