Today, 14:00, Stadio Olimpico.
Lazio hosts Genoa whereas the club is in a must-win situation. They want to qualify for the next champions league, but they are currently only seventh. A win would not even make them going higher, but a defeat could condemn them for good. They actually could be nicknamed ‘dr Jekyll and mr Hyde’. Two different face: one away from home, poor and weak, and one on their own ground, much better and efficient. Petkovic, the bosnian coach, has to deal with several injured players: Dias, in defense, only 3 games played but above all Lulic and Cana. Both midfielders and very important in Pekovic’s tactical plan. Luckily, the bench is quite impressive and Hernanes or Ederson can do as good as the two injured players would have done. Marchetti starts his season really well as goalkeeper, while Klose is back in attack.
Genoa is a really poor side away from home. They only managed to win one of their last five away games… in a derby, so not that far from home. They are currently thirteenth, and their main purpose is just to stay in Serie A. Not very ambitious. Gasperini is a good coach, but his team is not that great and he is not a magician. What’s more, two very important players are missing: Vrsaljko (hard to pronounce right), the Croatian defender and Lodi, the Argentinian midfielder! Both are hard to substitute for a club like Genoa. Gilardino, in attack, is their only top player. That’s not enough to beat Lazio…
Odds are around 1.60, worth a try!