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The Biancocelesti have been as strong at the back as they have blunt in attack this season, and Al Hain-Cole cannot see too many goals when they take on Roberto Donadoni's team

Lazio continue their defence of the Coppa Italia on Tuesday, when they welcome Parma to the Stadio Olimpico for a last 16 clash.

Unbeaten in two games under new boss Edy Reja, the holders are 11/10 (2.10) favourites with bet365 to come out on top for the third consecutive home game.

However, the Crociati have begun 2014 with two wins from two and are available at 12/5 (3.40) to extend their unbeaten streak to 10 games with a victory in the capital.

The pair shared a 1-1 draw when they met in November’s Serie A encounter, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them taking this match into extra time with a draw after 90 minutes.

Having returned to the club under a cloud of controversy after Vladimir Petkovic’s sudden departure, Reja has turned a defence that let in four goals against Verona in his predecessor’s final match in charge into one that is yet to concede under his command.

However, with just one goal scored in those two games, the veteran boss is still to fix his side’s issues at the other end of the pitch, where they have hit the back of the net just 31 times in 26 competitive matches so far this campaign.

With this in mind, another tight match seems likely between two sides that have seen under 2.5 goals scored in six of their last eight encounters - including each of the last two - meaning odds of 3/4 (1.75) are not to be missed on the net bulging no more than twice this evening.

 That bet looks particularly assured considering how difficult a unit Roberto Donadoni’s side are to break down, having conceded just eight goals in their last nine games, and it will therefore surely be difficult to separate two such resilient teams.

With nine draws between them in their last 20 matches combined, those 12/5 (3.40) odds are well worth a flutter on the teams cancelling each other out after 90 minutes for the third consecutive meeting.

BET
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BEST BET
VALUE BET
Under 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 3/4 (1.75) with bet365
Draw for a 1pt stake at 12/5 (3.40) with bet365

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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