It comes to an end this Monday, February 5, the twenty-third round of the Italian Championship 2017/2018 edition. From 17:45 (GMT), in the Olympic stadium in Rome, Lazio will face Genoa.
Lazio’s recent performance
Lazio had two clashes with Milan the previous week, both in Milan. He returned home without a win. In the first, by the Italian Championship, lost by 2 to 1 on Sunday, January 28. With that, he practically ended his chances, which were no longer great, to play the national title. With 46 points (14 wins, four draws and four losses), he finished the day of number 22 in the third position.
The second match took place on Wednesday, January 31, and was worth the semifinals of the Italian Cup. This time the Romans managed to hold the goalless draw and now will decide a place in the final in their domains. The game back is scheduled for February 28 only. However, the team’s schedule is quite intense by then. It will have games all weekends and finals, as it is also in the dispute of the Europa League – will face Steua Bucharest, Romania.
This may even make coach Simone Inzaghi take the opportunity to make a relay cast avoiding further wear and tear on his most important athletes. One of those that can be reached by this measure is the attacker Ciro Immobile (19 games in the Italian Championship, 20 goals). He suffered a thigh injury that took him out of two games. He returned in the second match against Milan, but showed signs of not being 100% recovered. As his presence has been fundamental to the team, it can even be related to the reservation bank. Thus, it would only come in case of extreme necessity.
The current form of Genoa
Having failed to score even in their last two games, Genoa were beaten 1-0 by both Juventus (away) and Udinese (home). With that, he remained dangerously close to the relegation zone. With 21 points (five wins, six draws and 11 losses), he completed the twenty-second round in 15th place.
His advantage in comparison with the Spal, eighteenth place and first in the region of sticking, was of five points. It is not yet the case to turn on the warning signal, because the teams at the bottom of the leaderboard have presented a lot of difficulty in scoring.
This allows some peace of mind to coach Davide Ballardini, who has no problem of injury or suspension involving his main players. The only downfall is due to striker Giuseppe Rossi (a match in the Italian Championship 2017/2018, no goal), who is just a player of casting.
History of the matches Lazio vs Genoa
Lazio have not lost to Genoa for six games. There were four wins and two draws. The most recent success was in the first round. As a visitor, the Roman team won by 4-2.
The game does not offer much scope for risk. Widely favored, Lazio is the best option for guess. It has a price of 1.50 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 4.10 and successful visitor yields 6.50 for each real invested. Quotes were in effect at 7:07 pm on 1/2/2018.