Lazio vs Torino by JerryDrake
Lazio sense of duty
If Lazio players and their coach Edi Reja keep obtaining results it is not due to external factors like fans, prizes, titles but exclusivily to their sense of duty and their pride. Since many weeks Lazio fans started a protest against Lazio president Lotito and all past home games have seen their stadium almost empty. Even so they defeated Sassuolo 3-2, Parma 3-2 and Sampdoria 2-0 losing only to Atalanta 0-1 and drawing with Milan 1-1. The match with Parma has been won at minute 93 when Antono Candreva scored the winning goal for his team in front of a few thousands of spectators.
Family day without families
Lotito is trying to take as many people as possible back to stadium. For this match every family composed by two parents together with a child will pay only 15 EUR to get the entrance ticket. This promotion has not been successful yet as only 2.500 tickets have been sold until now.
Future projects without projects
Lazio are too used with good results in the past but when Reja started his job former trainer Petkovic had already lost many games. The team felt without leader as Petkovic was already thinking of the new job as coach of the Swiss national team. Even the most important player of the team, Hernanes, has left Lazio and joined Inter and still Lazio could continue getting positive results. Reja wanted to meet Lotito and Tare and sign a new contract but the club is taking time. No clear projects for now.
The injury list of Lazio increases day by day: after Klose, Ederson, Dias and Gonzalez, also Konko joined the list while Cana is suspended. Also Torino will miss some players, the most important one being Alessio Cerci (33/13). Meggiorini will take his place. He never scored yet this season but he always create scoring chances and is a dangerous striker.
Between these clubs it is Torino to seem more interested in a possible Europa League spot. Lotito and Tare never talked about it recently and they have enough problems to solve. Torino president Cairo expressed more times his wish to see Torino playing in Europe. Recently Ventura has let his team free to play in the attack and we have seen good results: Torino have scored at least two goals in 4 out of the last 5 games. The only time they scored one it was in Rome against Roma and this can also be considered a great success.
I would not trust this proud Lazio but I am sure that Torino will score at least one as Serie A top scorer Ciro Immobile (29/19) is very close to book his ticket to Brazil. Some players get injured and they play in the World Cup (Klose always get injured in March-April of the pair years, German precision). Some others must only score (Immobile).
One last thought as I wrote about Immobile: Zeman has always failed in top clubs but he is a genius for me as he made three champions in Serie B out of these three players two years ago: Verratti (now at PSG and national team), Immobile (now Torino and national team) and Insigne (Napoli and national team).
For me "Torino Total Goals Ov. 1.0" is what I call a "free bet": this is the feeling when I am sure that the stake will return back as it was or even double but it will not be lost. Because of Torino motivations, the form of the Serie A top scorer and the injury list in the Lazio defense as well as the protests of Lazio fans (something has not influenced yet the players except with Atalanta) I take this free bet with confidence. My correct score: 2-2 or 2-3
Lazio: Berisha 12/0; Cavanda 18/1, Biava 16/0, Radu 22/1, Biglia 21/1; Ledesma 22/0, Lulic 26/6, Candreva 32/9; Mauri 9/1, Keita 20/4, Felipe Anderson 8/0. Reserves: Strakosha, Marchetti, Guerrieri, Onazi, Novaretti, Ciani, Pereirinha, Crecco, Postiga, Perea, Kakuta. Trainer: Reja
Torino: Padelli 33/0; Bovo 16/0, Glik 29/2, Moretti 3
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