Lazio vs Parma: Match Preview, Team News, Prediction

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On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Lazio vs Parma in Matchday 36 of the 2020/21 Serie A.

In the 65 times that the two clubs have played each other in Serie A, the Biancocelesti have won on 29 occasions, the Gialloblu have won on 15 occasions and there have been 21 draws. When playing at home, Lazio has a record of 20W-9D-4L against Parma.

As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in sixth with a record of 20-4D-10L (64 points) and the Gialloblu sit in 19th with a record of 3W-11D-21L (20 points).


Lazio

This match takes place after Lazio lost 2-0 against Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Matchday 35 of the 2020/21 Serie A. It was a disappointing result from the Biancocelesti, who put forth a lacklustre performance and had very few scoring chances. Although they held a great advantage in ball possession (71%-29%), Lazio did very little in the final third and costly mistakes led to Lazio’s third loss in their past ten matches in Serie A.

Lazio had very little to be encouraged about as their best chance came early from Joaquin Correa, yet he was denied a goal. The Roman side will aim for a better performance against Parma.

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Projected Starting XI (3-5-2): Reina; Marusic, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Cataldi, Parolo, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Correa, Immobile


Parma

In Parma’s recent match against Atalanta, they lost 5-2 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. The Gialloblu have been in poor form for quite some time as they have just one win in their past 26 Serie A matches. The team was relegated to Serie B in their previous fixture after a loss to Torino. It has been a difficult season for the Gialloblu and they merely have pride to play for in their remaining matches.

Although the game was 1-0 after the first half, Atalanta started to score at will versus the home side in the second half. It was another disappointing performance from Parma as they showed little inspiration and desire to win. Luis Muriel scored a brace in the second half to lead the way for his side.

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Projected Starting XI (4-3-3): Sepe; Busi, Osorio, Bruno Alves, Gagliolo; Grassi, Hernani, Kucka; Kurtic, Cornelius, Gervinho


Final Words

Lazio have been the better side in recent years as they’re unbeaten in their past eleven matches in Serie A versus Parma. During that span, the Biancocelesti have won eight straight games. In addition, Lazio have won five of their past six matches by two or more goals.

Felipe Caicedo has missed the past five matches due to plantar fasciitis yet could make a return to the lineup on Wednesday versus Parma. The forward has been successful versus the Gialloblu as he has two goals in the past two meetings in Serie A versus Parma. Caicedo has been one of Lazio’s most reliable players this season as he has eight goals in Serie A.

Juraj Kucka has been one of the few bright spots on this Parma side. He has seven goals and two assists this season and has scored one goal in the past three matches in Serie A.

If Lazio are to move up in the standings, they will need to be highly motivated, not let their guard down and take advantage of a vulnerable Parma side.


Prediction

Lazio 3-1 Parma

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