Hellas Verona vs Lazio preview

October 29, 2014
By: Nemanja Lazarevic

Lazio vs VeronaHellas Verona will be desperate to arrest the barren run of results when they host Lazio, having lost three of their last four league fixtures.

Meanwhile, the Biancocelesti are on a four-match winning streak and could climb to third by winning at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.

Hellas Verona were able to build on some impressive displays last term, having enjoyed a very good start to the new campaign.

While hammering Cremonese in Coppa Italia, the Gialloblu took eight points from first four league fixtures before they were beaten by title contenders AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico.

Verona then did well to return to winning ways by defeating Cagliari at home, but back to back losses to Milan and Napoli acted as a major confidence blow.

The Gialloblu conceded no less than nine goals in those two games, but having extended their scoring run, they can be backed at 1.40 (2/5) to score against Lazio as well.

Coach Andrea Mandorlini will have Rafa Marquez back to the side, but fellow defender Rafael Marques misses out through injury.

Lazaros Christodolopoulos also returns, while Mounir Obbadi, Jacopo Sala and Guillermo Rodriguez remain on the sidelines.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Rafael – Martic, Moras, Marquez, Agostini – Campanharo, Tachtsidis, Hallfredsson – Lopez, Toni, Gomez.

With quite a few new players arriving in the summer, Lazio were always going to need some time to start playing to their potential.

The Biancocelesti indeed started the season slowly, losing three of first four matches, even if their performances weren’t that bad at all.

However, the hard work and shrewd summer recruitment soon paid off as Lazio won four in a row to climb to fifth in the league standings.

And with their next opponents going through a very rough patch at the moment, the Biancocelesti can be backed at 2.25 (5/4) to make it four on the bounce.

Even if veteran striker Miroslav Klose scored his first goal of the season to secure three points against Torino, in-form Filip Djordjevic should be preferred up front.

Meanwhile, Senad Lulic faces a fitness test, while Dusan Basta, Balde Diao Keita and Santiago Gentiletti are definitely out.

Probable starting line-up (4-3-3): Marchetti – Cavanda, de Vrij, Ciani, Radu – Parolo, Biglia, Onazi – Candreva, Djordjevic, Mauri.

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