Lazio will host Parma at the Stadio Olimpico in the Serie A on Sunday.
Lazio finished eighth last season, which was a drop from the last couple of seasons. The last time they were as low as eighth was in 2016. As a result, they are playing in the Europa League this season. They faced CFR Cluj in the first group stage game on Thursday and failed to get the three points. Lazio took the lead through Bastos, but Cluj scored twice after that to get a 2-1 win. Rennes will be the opponents in their next Europa League clash.
As for Serie A, Lazio are currently 10th in the table. They have claimed four points from three games this season. That win came in the first game of the campaign. They traveled to face Sampdoria and recorded a dominating 3-0 victory. Ciro Immobile got a brace, and Joaquin Correa scored the other for Lazio. Since then they have failed to win another league game.Embed from Getty Images
A 1-1 draw against Roma was followed by a 2-1 loss against SPAL. The game was against SPAL seemed to be headed for a draw before Jasmin Kurtic scored a stoppage-time winner to beat Lazio. That game was followed by the Europa League loss. Immobile did not feature against Cluj, and he should return to the lineup against Parma. Correa should be just behind him in the lineup as Lazio will go with the trusted 3-5-2 formation yet again.
Parma have just one point less than Lazio, but they are five spots below in 15th. They started the season hosting champions Juventus. Despite losing 1-0, Parma put in an impressive performance. They restricted Juve to a few openings in the game. In the next game, they claimed a 3-1 win over Udinese. Gervinho starred in the game as he scored one and was involved in the other two. Riccardo Gagliolo and Roberto Inglese netted the goals from Parma along with Gervinho. Parma were very clinical and scored from all of their three efforts on target.Embed from Getty Images
In their last game, Parma hosted Cagliari. They succumbed to a 3-1 defeat in their second home game. Antonino Barilla scored for Parma in that match. This season is Parma’s second consecutive one in the Serie A. They finished in 14th place last season and surviving the relegation battle is the goal again this season.
Lazio have dominated the head to head record between the two sides. They have claimed six wins in the last eight encounters, and the other two have been draws. Last season Lazio won both the league games by a combined 6-1 scoreline.
Lazio vs Parma Prediction
A similar outcome should be in store for us on Sunday. Lazio should get the three points to inflict another defeat upon Parma. The total goals should be less than 2.5 in the game. Lazio should get back to winning ways and get a clean sheet along with the three points as well.