Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Following a comeback in a 2-1 win over Fiorentina, Lazio will be looking to keep their Scudetto hopes alive when they face Torino at Stadio Olimpico di Torino. The Biancocelesti are four points behind league leaders Juve in the Serie A table, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for Simone Inzaghi’s troops. Luis Felipe, Lucas Leiva, and Senad Lulic are all sidelined with injury, while Correa and Cataldi are rated doubtful for the Torino game.
Il Toro experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-2 defeat to Cagliari, and it is no surprise they are seen as underdogs in the midweek clash. Seeing that Lazio aim to stay in the race for the title, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the capital club. Baselli and Zaza are both out of contention with injury for Il Toro.
Highlighted Player (Andrea Belotti):
Andrea Belotti began his youth career at Grumellese at the age of 10 and after spending three years at the club, he joined Albinolefe in 2006. As expected, he made his senior debut for the club on 10 March, 2012 and it has to be noted that the Italian striker scored 14 goals in 37 league appearances for the Seriani. Belotti, who was born on 20 December, 1993, joined Palermo on loan in 2013 and in July, 2014 the Sicilian outfit turned his loan move to a co-ownership.
The Italian attacker scored 16 goals for Palermo in 62 league appearances for the club and on 18 August, 2015 he signed a deal with Torino for a fee of €7.5 million.
Three months later he scored first goal in the Italian top flight for Torino and he helped the team record a 2-0 win over Bologna. Andrea Belotti has 18 caps for Italy U21 and he scored nine goals for the team.
Highlighted Team (Lazio):
Lazio Roma are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles.
The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals.
The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco.
The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.