In what could easily be an action-packed showdown on Wednesday night, Lazio will look to continue on what has been a stellar purple patch when they welcome Verona to the Stadio Olimpico in midweek.
Putting in what was another rampant display and landing a 5-1 win over SPAL on Sunday, I Biancocelesti now sit in pole position to secure a Champions League return after enjoying a Serie A unbeaten run that stems back to the end of September.
On the flip side, Wednesday’s hosts are not the only Italian outfit who have a European finish on their agenda.
Cementing their spot as Italy’s surprise package this season, Verona once again caught the eye in their 1-1 draw away at a resurging AC Milan last weekend, a result that has seen Ivan Jurić’s men extend their unbeaten run to six fixtures on the bounce.
While the mood in Verona’s camp might be at a continued high, they do hold some worrying memories about their previous meetings against Wednesday’s hosts.
With Lazio picking up a 2-0 win when the two sides faced off back in 2018, prior to Verona’s Serie A return, the Sky Blues have won each of their last three straight matchups against I Gialloblu.
A similar home victory can be found priced at 4/11 with Coral for Wednesday night.
Who can stop Ciro Immobile?
Making yet another statement as they put five past SPAL on Sunday afternoon, Lazio’s stellar rise up the Serie A standings has put many across Italy on notice.
Skyrocketing into the Champions League spots and the mood in their camp at a season-high, Head Coach Simone Inzaghi finds his side in the midst of a run that has seen them win 12 of their last 13 Serie A appearances.
Also lifting the Super Cup title thanks to a thumping 3-1 win over Juventus back in December, one man who has continued to spearhead Lazio’s European charge has been the red-hot Ciro Immobile.
Bagging a brace against SPAL last weekend, the Italian sensation has already bagged 25 Serie A strikes this season and sits six goals clear in the race for Italy’s Golden Boot.
Remarkably also on a run of form that has seen him land 31 goals for club and country since opening the 2019/2020 campaign, you might be interested to know that the one-time Borussia Dortmund striker can be found priced at 8/13 with Betfair to extend on that tally in midweek.
Verona keep on surprising
Ending AC Milan’s five-match winning run and snatching a deserved point away at the San Siro last weekend, Verona’s Serie A return last summer has continued to catch the eye.
Enjoying a similar campaign that Premier League returners Sheffield United are in the midst of, Wednesday’s guests find themselves enjoying a six-match unbeaten run in Italy’s top-tier.
Sat just two points adrift of breaking into the European spots and cementing what would be a famous season for fans around the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Ivan Jurić’s men also have a growing reputation for their performances in the final third.
Along with Wednesday’s guests picking up a thumping 3-0 win over Leece last week, Verona have now bagged at least a pair of strikes in five of their last seven Serie A appearances.
Finding the net twice away at Champions League outfit Atalanta on that run, the Blues have also recorded goals on that road at Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Roma.
You might be interested to know that betting offers like Jurić’s men can be found priced at 8/13 with Bet365 to breach Lazio’s defence in midweek.