The 16th round in Serie A has been played except for two games. We take a look at the top match on this Monday night. At 21:00 Lazio will meet Turin. This game will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The Romans still play for the title. Unlike in previous seasons, five teams are currently in the title race. Series A has not been so balanced for years. Do the Italian teams have the same level of competitiveness again internationally? After all, six teams can spend the winter in Europe! In this game Lazio starts as a clear favorite. With only quotas around the 1,50er range this also the bookmakers see so. Whether this Affiche really will be so one-sided, we doubt. Rather, we expect a good defense of Turin and possibly the Northern Italians can kidnap a point from Rome. After all, Torino plays a draw every second game.
Lazio is currently fifth in the table, with 32 points from 14 games. In the last game could be turned against the direct contracting Sampdoria a 1: 0. In only eleven minutes, the Romans could turn the game with a performance increase. In November Lazio had a short hangover. In the city derby against AS, the first away defeat was retracted. Before that, the Romans had a run: Nine games in a row could be won. Basically, the Romans play an excellent season. The record champions Juventus Turin have already been defeated twice this season. With the away win in Turin, the “Biancocelesti” could write history. For over two years, no team has beaten Juventus in Turin. Thus, the Romans did their job better than other top teams like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona or Monaco. Lazio also causes a stir internationally. After five games, the group victory in the Europa League, the capital city is safe – thanks to four wins and only one draw. Especially in the away win over Nice could convince.
The Italian top striker Ciro Immobile is in the shape of his life! In 14 Serie A games he was able to net 15 times and prepare six goals. He is top scorer of his team and behind Icardi in second place in the league. The whole offensive to striker Immobile is in Torlaune. Lazio has already scored 35 (!) Goals – only Juventus scored more often. Thus, the Romans cheer on average almost 2.5 times per game. This is outstanding for an Italian team. Lazio has only a few points behind. For Lazio to be on top of the podium again, good performances against the supposedly weaker teams are needed. That’s why Lazio must win today. After all, fans have been waiting for the last title for over 15 years.
Turin is currently in the midfield of Serie A, as every season. FC Turin are in the shadow of city rivals Juventus. The Northern Italians are the average of the league. One point, one goal, one goal per game! The Turin are the team of the draw. Last season they were the leaders with 14 draws. Currently they have played a draw in eight of fifteen games! – and certainly against stronger opponents. For example, against Inter, Sampdoria and Milan, the points were shared. Defeats resulted only against Fiorentina, AS Roma and Juventus. It is questionable in which category of top teams Lazio will be classified.
The last defeat of Turin is already over a month back. Since then, especially the big ones have been annoyed. We expect Turin to be competitive for a long time with few goals left. Apart from the defeats Turin almost always conceded just one goal. Therefore, we expect few goals and could imagine that also in this game a draw results. Therefore we decided to bet against the favorite role.
Insider TIP: Lazio to win – 1.48