Lazio will look to continue their title challenge when they host Verona at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.
Lazio Match Form
After finishing eighth last season, no one expected Lazio to bounce back in this fashion. They are currently third in the table, and a win against Verona would mean that they would overtake second-placed Inter. Those three points would cut Juventus’ lead at the top to just two points. Lazio have reached a different level in recent months. Their last league defeat came against Inter in September. Since then they have gone 16 league games without losing. In that run, Lazio have dropped just 6 points.
This weekend they faced SPAL at home and claimed an emphatic 5-1 win. Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo both scored twice before half-time to hand their side a 4-0 lead. Bobby Adekanye scored in the second half to add further gloss to the scoreline. Immobile has scored 25 goals in 21 league appearances, which is the most in the Serie A. Cristiano Ronaldo in second place has 19 goals. Immobile has a game in hand, and he can extend that lead. Caicedo has started just 7 Serie A games, but he also has 7 goals in that time.
Luis Alberto is the driving force in midfield, and he has 11 assists to his name. Simone Inzaghi has impressed hugely from the dugout, and his side have emerged as dark horses for the title. Juventus are still the favourites, but Lazio have already beat the defending champions twice this season. As it stands, the sky is the limit for Lazio this season.
Verona Match Form
Just like Lazio, Verona have also exceeded expectations this campaign. After getting promoted, they stand proud in ninth place right now. The bottom three are 14 points below them, and relegation fears are all but over. Verona are unbeaten in their last five league games, winning three of them. They drew 1-1 against Milan in their last game.
Davide Faraoni gave Verona the lead before Hakan Calhanoglu equalized for Milan. Verona had less possession, and it worsened when Sofyan Amrabat was sent off for them in the second half. At the end of the game, they had just 39% possession and 7 shots compared to 26 from Milan. Verna have a great defensive record, and they have conceded just 23 times this season in the Serie A.
Lazio vs Verona H2H & Betting Tips
These two sides did not meet last season as Verona were in Serie B, but Lazio have dominated the recent head to head record. They are unbeaten in the last seven encounters, winning three of them. The reverse fixture this season ended in a 2-0 win for Lazio.
The side from Rome will go into the game as favorites yet again. They are in irresistible form, and another win is on the cards. The likes of Immobile will be poised, and the game will see over 2.5 goals overall. Verona should struggle to match Lazio’s attack to lose their first game this year.