FIORENTINA v LAZIO – ITALY SERIE A
January 9 2016, Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firence, 17:00 GMT+0
Fiorentina keeps showing great form this season, and are deservedly on 2nd place in Serie A. The Viola are coming from a well deserved win against Palermo (1:3), where Josip Ilicic showed right at the start, that Palermo will have a hard time against their guests. He scored 2 goals in 1st half and is still 2nd best scorer for the Fiorentina. The polish player Blaszczykowski stepped on the pitch for the 1st time after 10 games and sealed the deal with late goal, and will start today.
Lazio is currently standing at mid table with 24 points, and is coming from disappointing draw against Carpi, who are currently at 19th place in the league. The Eagles away record is terrible, with only 1 win out of 5 last matches, and today they are playing against a team, who is one of the best hosts in the league, with 7 wins out of 9 home matches.
Looking at the injury list there is nothing but terrible news for Lazio, who will be missing 6 players, but the biggest blow to the team will be absence of de Vrij, Lulic and Basta. Also Mauricio is freshly injured and might not play today.
Whereas looking at FIorentina will only be missing Bernardeschi, who is not one of the starting XI, so absence of him won’t effect the team performance today. Alonso, Vecino, Rodriguez and Badelj should all be careful, as they are 1 booking away from suspension and will have to skip the next match. Other than that Fiorentina has no problems going into this match.
Taking all into consideration FIorentina is a favorite in this match against the Eagles, who need to start getting more points, but today won’t be that day.
Prediction: Fiorentina -0.5
Odds: 1.94 SBOBET