Stadium: Marco Antonio Bentegodi (Verona)
Referee: Giovanni Ayroldi
Verona has lost only once so far in 2023 - away to Inter. Will the Yellow and Blue be able to stop Lazio in the upcoming game? The Romans had an Italian Cup game against Juventus on Thursday, so it is unlikely they will come to the meeting in Verona in optimal shape.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Yellow and Blue have noticeably improved in the second half of the championship. Only one defeat in five matches was a 0:1 loss at the Giuseppe Meazza against Inter. The Verona side won their home matches in 2023, beating Cremonese and Lecce by the same score of 2:0.
In the previous matchday, Verona played away 1:1 against Udinese. The Bianconeri opened the scoring quickly thanks to an own goal by Spanish defender Rodrigo Bekao, but almost immediately conceded a goal. A draw in Udine was, in any case, a decent result. Overall, they have reduced their handicap to five points compared to 17th place, although they are not yet out of the relegation zone.
After a glorious 4:0 home win over AC Milan, Maurizio Sarri's side has played two consecutive uninspiring games. First, Lazio failed to beat Fiorentina, far from their best side this season (1:1). Then, last Thursday, they failed to score in a 90-minute encounter in Turin in the Italian Cup quarterfinals against Juventus and lost 0:1. It seems to be difficult for the Rome team to perform consistently in the face of a tight schedule on several fronts.
At the moment, Lazio is in third place in Serie A, 15 points behind Napoli, and they continue to fight to finish in the top four.
Expert Betting Tips
Last season Lazio lost to Verona 1:4. But then the Veronese was a very different team. They were managed by Igor Tudor, the current head coach of Marseille, and they were serious contenders for European competitions, beating not only Lazio. Now Verona is an outsider who seems destined to fight for survival throughout the second half of the season. So, despite the excellent form of Bocchetti and Zaffaroni, Lazio must take away points from Mark Antonio Bentegodi. Where else in a match with a team from the relegation zone can the Biancocelesti rehabilitate themselves from the recent failures? We bet on Lazio, and not the most productive game - only two of Verona's twenty matches in this championship have been scored more than three goals.