Palermo v Lazio | Betting Preview

Date: September 29, 2014
Venue: Stadio Renzo Barbera, Palermo
Kick off time: 20:00 hrs BST

Palermo will host Lazio at their home ground in a fixture which is a part of the fifth round of matches in Serie A. Both teams have made a less than satisfactory start to their respective seasons and will be looking to make amends on that front.

Palermo form: D-D-L-D-L

The side have made a sub-standard start to the season and have 3 points from 4 matches this season. Their Italian Cup campaign had also ended in despair as they were beaten 3-0 by Modena in front of their home fans, in what was quite an embarrassment for the entire club.

Although the side have failed to win a single match this season, they have only lost one Serie A match against Hellas Verona. In the rest of their three matches, Palermo drew their matches against Sampdoria, Inter, and Napoli. Their results against the likes of Inter Milan (1-1) and Napoli (3-3) were creditable, but did not serve to improve their league position.

Lazio form: L-L-W-L-W

Lazio started the regular season with a 7-0 thumping of lower league side Bassano Virtus. However, they were brought back down to earth by AC Milan on the opening day of the season when they were beaten 3-1 at the San Siro.

The visitors had subsequently won their game against Cesena quite convincingly (3-0) after the international break. However, this past week has dealt a couple of successive blows to their campaign with a couple of narrow defeats at Genoa and Udinese at home.

Key Players

Franco Vazquez

The 25 year old Argentine has been involved in a lot of goal mouth action lately and has scored an awful lot of goals already for Palermo this term. Expect him to be a constant menace for the opposition defence on Monday night.

Lazio: Antonio Candreva

The Italian international has proved in recent times that he can be quite a handful as an operator who is at his best in between the lines. Candreva could be expected to be involved in most of Lazio’s good work in the final third.

Betting Advice

A home win seems like the most probable result at this time despite the fact that the visitors have a better squad who are capable of playing a superior quality of football compared to Palermo.

Lazio start favourite at 2.5 (BetVictor) to win this, while Palermo are 3.25 with BetVictor. Expect a high-scoring encounter with bet365 offering 2.2 for more than 2.5 goals in the game.