Lazio vs FiorentinaSerie A, KO: 19:45 Oct 30, 2023, Stadio Olimpico
Lazio and Fiorentina square off in a Monday night Serie A clash with both teams looking to maintain their recent good form. They look evenly matched heading into this one, although fitness and squad depth will be pivotal here as both teams have played three matches in 10 days.
Lazio head into Monday’s clash off the back of a disappointing 3-1 Champions League defeat at Feyenoord. They fell three goals down before Pedro struck a consolation from the penalty spot seven minutes from time.
Manager Maurizio Sarri will be keen to move on from that result and focus on domestic matters and Lazio’s recent good Serie A form. They have won three of their last four Serie A matches and picked up a 2-0 victory at Sassuolo in their previous fixture.
Lazio have been solid at the Stadio Olimpico where they have suffered just one Serie A defeat all season. However, the capital club often struggle to keep things tight at the back and have kept just one clean sheet in front of their fans so far.
Fiorentina had better luck in Europe as they picked up a 6-0 victory over Cukaricki in a Europa Conference League fixture last Thursday. It was a solid way to bounce back having suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Empoli in their previous fixture.
While the previous Serie A result was disappointing, manager Vincenzo Italiano will be keen to put things in perspective. That was the first defeat in six Serie A matches for Fiorentina, who had claimed four wins in that run.
Fiorentina have also looked solid on their travels lately, suffering just one defeat in their last five Serie A away matches. However, they are not particularly solid at the back having kept just one clean sheet in that run.
How the bookies view it
Lazio have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 11/8 by bet365 to claim the win. A victory for Fiorentina is valued at 5/2 by bet365 while William Hill is also offering odds of 5/2 for a draw.
Head to head
Lazio have a 35-13 advantage with 12 draws from 60 previous matches against Fiorentina. Both teams played out a 1-1 draw in the last meeting at the Stadio Olimpico back in January.
Players to watch
Ciro Immobile made his return from injury in the Conference League and could be worth keeping an eye on for Lazio. The striker has scored in two of the last three meetings with Fiorentina and is priced at 7/4 by Paddy Power to find the net on Monday.
Nicolas Gonzalez remains the leading scorer for Fiorentina with five goals and will be the one to watch on Monday. The attacker was on target in the last meeting at the Stadio Olimpico and is priced at 13/5 to get in the score sheet once again.
Anything else catch the eye?
Lazio and Fiorentina have quality in attack and given their shaky backline, both teams could be backed to score at 4/5 with bet365. The capital club have seen over 3.5 goals in two of their last three matches and could be set for a repeat at 49/20 with Unibet while BetVictor is offering odds of 10/12 for over 2.5 goals.
With a closely fought encounter expected on Monday, a halftime draw could be on the cards at 6/5 with 888Sport.
This Serie A match between Lazio and Fiorentina will be played on Oct 30, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Lazio vs Fiorentina prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.