Lazio-Pescara Betting Preview: Expect a flurry of goals to boost the Biancolcelesti's confidence
After seeing their title hopes slip through their fingers in recent weeks, Vladimir Petkovic's men are in need of a morale-boosting win & Al Hain-Cole doubts goals will be an issueAs a run of five league games without a win threatens to derail their season, a home game against struggling Pescara could not have come at a better time for Lazio.
Vladimir Petkovic apologised to the fans after last week’s 3-0 defeat to Siena, and will be desperate to put things right by picking up a convincing win against another relegation candidate this evening.
With just two defeats in 20 competitive home games this season, the hosts are clearly huge favourites at 1/4 (1.25) with William Hill to see off a side that have lost eight and won just two of their 12 matches on their travels.
The Delfini have only collected one point from the last available 18, so it is no surprise to see massive 10/1 (11.00) odds on offer for an away win taking place this evening.
No team has drawn fewer than the three stalemates racked up by tonight’s visiting team, and you can get hefty 5/1 (6.00) odds on this one finishing all square.
The Biancocelesti are in need of a confidence boost after their recent poor run, and they should be in luck against the team with by far the worst defence in the league.
Having said that, 10 goals conceded in the last five Serie A fixtures suggests that defending has been an issue for the Romans themselves of late, so we should be in for a high-scoring affair at the Stadio Olimpico.
A bet on over 2.5 goals to be scored would have paid out in four of the hosts’ last six matches, and seems like a safe investment considering the opponents at 4/7 (1.57) in this one.
The absence of leading scorer Miroslav Klose has certainly been a key element in Lazio’s poor recent run, but his stand-in Sergio Floccari has made a decent job of filling in for the German striker.
The 31-year-old has been doing his more high profile team-mate proud by plundering six goals in his last 10 matches, and offers solid value at odds of 5/2 (3.50) to continue his fine form by scoring first in this encounter.
|Over 2.5 goals at 4/7 (1.57) with William Hill
||Sergio Floccari to score first at 5/2 (3.50) with William Hill
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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, 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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