Fiorentina and Lazio play at Stadio Artemio Franchi in a match of the 36th round of Serie A TIM. In the final confrontation between these teams in this competition, Lazio won at home for (3-1). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and lost 1. Indeed, in the last match at this stadium in a match for Serie A , Lazio only managed to win1-3. It is necessary to analyze with special attention the home/away condition, since Fiorentina presents different results at home and on away field.
The home team is currently at the 8th place with 56 points, after 15 wins, 11 draws and 9 losses. Fiorentina has been making a very reasonable Italian Championship and is just above the middle of the qualifying table with 53 of the points played so far and it is worth mentioning that it is 9 points from the qualifying zone for the next Europa League, so they almost have no big chances of reaching continental competition. The team scored 57 goals, being the eighth best attack of the competition, and conceded 49 goals, with the eighth less defense leaked and these numbers help explain the mid-season campaign as both the offensive and defensive systems have left something to be desired. Playing at home, as their match on Saturday, Fiorentina has 67% and averages of 1.71 goals scored and 1.12 goals conceded, showing good strength in front of their fans and, moreover, that both the defense and the attack usually work well in this type of situation. Overall, taking into account the home and away games, the team tends to score more often in the second half, with 35 of their 57 goals coming in the second stage, especially in the 60-75 minutes with 14 goals. For this match the coach will not have at his disposal, Badelj and Rodrigues.
Pobable lineup: Tatarusanu, Sanchez, Salcedo, Tomovic, Chiesa, Vecino, Valero, Olivera, Cristoforo, Kalinic, Bernandeschi.
Lazio has been campaigning well in the Serie A and they are in the top 4 of the table. It is worth mentioning that it they have already qualified for the next Europa League and they are 7 points behind from the qualification zone for the Champions League, so they still has hope of reaching the biggest European competition. The team scored 70 goals, being the fourth best attack of the competition, and conceded 42 goals, having the fifth defense less leaked and these figures demonstrate the good balance between the offensive and defensive sectors that allow the good performance in the national. Playing away from home, as the match that will do this Saturday, Lazio scored average 1.82 goals and 1.29 goals conceded, showing good strength even far from their home and, moreover, that their attack usually works well in this type of situation. In the overall competition, the team tends to be more efficient offensively in the second half, since 43 of their 70 goals happened in the second stage, especially in the final 15 minutes where 16 goals occurred. The coach will not be able to count on Marchetti for knee injury.
Probable lineup: Strakosha, De Vrij, Hoedt, Wallace, Felipe Anderson, Lulic, Milinkovic, Biglia, Lukaku, Keita, Immobile.
Fiorentina vs Lazio Betting Prediction
This confrontation tends to be quite busy, given that both teams need the win, the boss to continue dreaming of a place in the next Europa League and the visitors will try to stay in the contention for a place in the next Champions League. Fiorentina have been scoring regularly at their home stadium and have hammered their net in the last 13 games as the mainland, while Lazio have also been scoring frequently away from home and have hit the net in 6 of their last 7 away matches. In view of these factors, we believe in an open game, with good offensive volume for both sides, but the market of a slight tendency for Fioretina, in this, I see that it has value to bet on the side of Lazio.