A big game kicks off at 3:45 EDT when Fiorentina visits the Eternal City to take on a Lazio team that has been dynamite at home and offers good odds to continue the trend.La Viola sits two points behind Lazio for sixth place in the Serie A table, and more importantly a spot for Europe next season. Both teams are still well within reach of the Champions League, and any ambitions of snagging one of the elusive three spots will require a win today.
The home side will certainly want to take advantage of a slew of injuries and suspensions that the visitors face today.
Fiorentina will be without three depth players, including Giuseppe Rossi, while key midfielder Alberto Aquilani is suspended for the game.
William Hill has Lazio slightly favoured at 2.50 to win its 11th match this season while the draw/Lazio result is at an even 6.00. The Biancocelesti are tied with Juventus for second most points generated at home this season with 32 of a possible 42, and they have allowed under one goal per match when at the Stadio Olimpico.
They are, however, coming off a bad 3-0 loss to a resurgent AC Milan side while also only winning one of their last four. Still, the squad has enough talent to defeat a Fiorentina side that has lost four straight on the road.
The draw will tempt some bettors at the usual 3.20, and even more with the halftime/fulltime draw slightly rising to 4.75.
Fiorentina is listed at 2.90.
The Viola's bright option up front in Steven Jovetic will need to step it big without a chunk of the supporting cast, and he is slated to score at any point in the game with odds of 2.75. One bet to avoid in the goal scorer markets is Miroslav Klose, who will continue sitting out due to injury. Hernanes is the best option for Lazio to score with his eight goals this year, and he can be had at 2.75.
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