Lazio vs Parma predictions and betting tips for this Sunday’s Serie A clash on March 16th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
Lazio have been playing well in recent weeks, despite having to endure an injury crisis. Simone Inzaghi’s men beat rivals Roma during their last home match, and mid-table Parma should provide a decent test for them. Gialloblu got back to winning ways last weekend, albeit narrowly, but they tend to concede plenty of goals at this ground. Can they buck the trend here? See our Lazio vs Parma predictions below.
Lazio’s exit from the Europa League is probably a blessing in disguise. They can now concentrate on climbing the table and breaking into the top six without the distraction of Thursday night football. Simone Inzaghi’s side have been in decent form recently, despite having a half-fit Ciro Immobile and several players carrying knocks. They outplayed Roma two weeks ago, and they restricted free-scoring Fiorentina to just a single goal at Artemi Franchi. Only Juventus, Inter and Napoli have won at this ground so far this season, and on current form, it’s difficult to see Parma adding their name to that list. After a solid start to the season, they’ve slowly begun to slip down the table, but last weekend’s victory was a huge three points. They were under pressure for much of the match, but they came through by a narrow margin. They have proved to be very dangerous, scoring three times against Empoli, and embarking upon a sensational comeback at the Juventus Stadium. Parma score goals on the road with 17 of their 27 strikes coming away from home, and they are likely to create chances in this game. Previous visits to this ground have resulted in Lazio winning 4-0 and 3-2, and we could see another high-scoring encounter on Sunday. Lazio Win and Over 2.5 Goals is the first of our Serie A betting tips.
As detailed above, Parma can be dangerous opposition, particularly on the road. They have only failed to score on four occasions away from home this season, with their last blank coming on December 16th. Since that day, they’ve netted ten times on their travels, and could find a way through here. Lazio are usually fairly assured at the back, but they’ve shipped 14 goals in 14 matches here at Stadio Olimpico, and BTTS? Yes looks a little overpriced. It has landed in three of the last five matches between the pair, and at Evens, it looks a decent pick. Both Teams to Score? Yes is the second of our Lazio vs Parma predictions for this afternoon.
There are a number of goalscoring possibilities on the field with Lazio having many players capable of finding the back of the net. Ciro Immobile scored against Roma, but he isn’t fully fit yet, and may not play the full game. Felipe Caicedo has been in decent nick, and he’s netted in each of Lazio’s last two home matches in Serie A. He is also likely to be on penalty duty, and although he’s towards the top of the betting, he looks to be the best option in this market. Felipe Caicedo to score anytime is the third of our Lazio vs Parma betting tips for Sunday’s game.
Unsurprisingly, Lazio are short-priced favourite in this tie, and can be backed at 1/3. They have been excellent at home this season, and should continue that winning run. Parma have caused problems for the opposition in recent weeks, and they can be backed at 17/2. The visitors picked up a point in Turin, and it’s 17/4 for this game to end all-square here.
Goals are expected in this game, although the majority of them are anticipated to be for Lazio in this tie. Over 2.5 Goals is 4/6, whilst Over 3.5 Goals, which would have landed in the last two meetings is priced at 13/8. Both Teams to Score? Yes is Evens, but Parma have every chance of finding the back of the net.
The fitness of Ciro Immobile isn’t clear yet, but he is in the betting at 5/2. Our anytime goalscorer Felipe Caicedo is priced at 5/1 to net the opener whilst talented midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is next in the betting at 11/2. Jaoquin Correa is 6/1 to break the deadlock.