Lazio are expected to get back to winning ways in the Serie A as they host Crotone in Rome on Friday. Ciro Immobile has a great record against Crotone and can get on the score sheet.
Lazio won five straight matches in January but have lost four of their last five in all competitions. They lost 3-1 at Inter Milan before a 1-0 home win against Sampdoria. Simone Inzaghi’s side suffered a humbling 4-1 home loss against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. Their defending was woeful and they have next to no chance of overturning the deficit. Lazio went on the road in their last two matches in Serie A. They lost 2-0 in Bologna and 3-1 at Juventus despite taking the lead in the 14th minute. Lazio should welcome a return home where they have won their last six Serie A matches at Stadio Olimpico, the last two to nil. Lazio centre back Luiz Felipe are winger Manuel Lazzari are injured.
Crotone sit bottom of Serie A with the worst defence in the league. They have conceded 64 goals in 26 matches this season with four wins. Serse Cosmi replaced Giovanni Stroppa as manager on 1 March. His first match in charge was a 5-1 thrashing at Atalanta where they had 0.60-3.83 expected goals. Crotone snapped a seven match losing run against Torino on Sunday. Simy scored twice with Arkadiusz Reca and Adam Ounas on target in a match with plenty of chances at both ends. Crotone have to do better on the road after losing 12 of their last 14 away matches in Serie A. That includes heavy defeats at Inter Milan (6-2), AC Milan (4-0), Juventus (3-0) and Atalanta (5-1). Midfielders Luca Cigarini, Milos Vulic and Ahmad Benali are all injured.
Lazio have a 3-1 advantage against Crotone with 1 draw in 5 matches. Lazio and Ciro Immobile have a great chance to get back in form here. Crotone regularly get thrashed on the road which should continue in Rome.
PREDICTIONS : LAZIO 3-1 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : LAZIO OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS