Lazio vs Fiorentina predictions and betting tips January 29, 2023
On January 29, Stadio Olimpico (Rome) will host the match of the 20th round of the Serie A, in which Lazio will compete with Fiorentina. The battle will start at 18:00 CET.
The club, being under the rule of Maurizio Sarri, not only stays at the same level after the departure of Simone Inzaghi, who was its mentor for a pretty long period of time, but, taking into account the previous season, was even also able to add in the game. This year, “the chain-smoking Maverick” and his wards have a rather obvious task – to compete for a return to the top 4 of the Serie A and, as a result, to the Champions League. Moreover, it is reasonable to mention that the 15-point penalty knocked out such a serious competitor as Juventus. To be frank, “the Eagles” also lacked stability - the defeat in the match against Lecce and a draw in the struggle with Empoli prove the higher mentioned fact properly. However, it seemed that the team came out of the recession by defeating both Sassuolo in the Serie A and Bologna in the Coppa Italia. Moreover, a victory in the match with Milan in the previous round was more than confident – 4-0. That success even made it possible to return to the desirable quartet, but it goes without saying that the whole struggle for the final place is still ahead.
The team did its best in the previous season. Even the fact that a year ago, in winter, it had to let the key scorer, Vlahovic, leave the club, did not stop it and the final 7th position returned the European competitions to Florence. To tell the truth, the higher mentioned merit belongs to the new mentor, Italiano. But nowadays, Vincenzo is under the threat of resignation, and the frequently published idea about Rocco Commisso’s desire to invite Tedesco is pretty reasonable. “The Violets”, perhaps due to the extra workload in the Conference League, are obviously weaker than everyone was used to a season ago. The previous rounds also prove the fact: at first the team was defeated with a 0-2 score in the capital of Italy (to be honest, there is no shame to lose to Roma), but on January 21, it had no success, without even scoring, in the home battle with Torino – the hosts did not respond to Miranchuk’s only goal. As a result, “the Purples” fell into the middle of the standings.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Even in the previous season, Lazio won both matches. And in October, the team had got an away 4-0 victory in Florence.
Bookmakers do not believe that Fiorentina, being at the current level, will be able to stop Lazio, which has gained momentum. We bet that the wards of Maurizio Sarri will win the following battle (odd: 2.13).