Lazio vs Verona by JerryDrake
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Statistics say Lazio
Both teams have now 52 points. The winner can reach Torino with 55 and continue fighting for a Europa League place or, better said, for a Europa League preliminary round. A draw would condamn both in the European race. In their last 10 overall meetings in Rome and in Verona the team which played at home won 9 while only once it was a draw. With these first two details, we can already say that there will not be a draw and that the home win is the most probable result.
Expectations say Lazio
Above I wrote that a draw would condamn both. But here we have to notice another little detail. When Verona promoted to Serie A last season their new duty was to avoid relegation. And they achieved this goal already many weeks (or months) ago. Different story for Lazio. The Biancocelesti are used to reach the top 6 places in Serie A and to play in Europa League and the fans wished to see their team getting stronger than ever. Many players left Lazio and their season was not as they wished. Qualifying to next Europa League would save this season.
Klose and Candreva say Lazio
By signing his new contract with Lazio, the German-Polish striker indirectly confirms that he believes in the plans designed by Lotito. He recovered from his injury and he might even be available for the match with Verona where he will try to score and convince the German coach for the World Cup. Also Antonio Candreva is doing his best to convince Prandelli and his goals in these last rounds confirm it too. Candreva impressed me a lot for his will and his fighting spirit. I hope to see him in Brazil.
I say Lazio
Although the odds for Verona are very tempting I can not avoid ignore the fact that Lazio have convinced a lot in the last weeks. With two goals scored in the 94th minute (against Parma and Torino), both at home, both scored by Candreva, Lazio have shown to be still interested in getting as many points as possible and if they want they can win this match in order to go to San Siro and play open face with Inter. Lazio coach Reja has now many players back and this could help a lot.
Not available players: Ederson, Postiga, Cavanda, Marchetti (Lazio), Donati, Martinho, Jankovic, Maietta (Verona)
Bet: Lazio AH-1, odds: 2.18 Marathonbet, stake: 8/10
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