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Parma v Lazio: More travel sickness for miserable visitors

| 27.04.2013

Lazio’s Serie A trip to Parma represents a meeting of two sides woefully out of form, with just one win between them in their last 10 combined outings across all competitions.

But it is the hosts who enjoy 11/8 favouritism, in light of two victories emanating from their past three home matches, and the fact they can perhaps be forgiven their most recent defeats against opposition the standard of Inter and Udinese.

The 2/1 price regarding Lazio may be best avoided, given they have won only one of their past 10 away games in all competitions, losing six times during this period.

Although it is reasonable to suggest that the three draws they have gained in this period could lead some punters to take the 9/4 regarding a stalemate in match betting markets.

A narrow home success looks the likeliest outcome however, and it should be noted that the Crusaders have most regularly triumphed by a 2-1 scoreline this season.

9/1 is the price about another repeat of that result, whilst punters may also be interested to learn that six of the last seven renewals of this fixture have featured goals from both teams.

Therefore, the 19/5 odds that Parma win a match in which both sides register appeal, as does the 14/5 price that the hosts prevail from a games involving at least 2.5 strikes.

Four of those last seven Staddio Ennio Tardini clashes between this pair have reaped three or more goals, but the fact that the Emilians have prevailed only twice from these games is a slight concern.

In those two successes though, both of which ended 3-1, a massive 18/1 chance here, Roberto Donadoni’s men led at both the break and at the full-time whistle.

Repetition of those circumstances seems plausible, and can be backed at 5/2, with the hosts attributed an 11/2 price to win both halves.

Meanwhile, Italian international Amauri is a very tempting 11/2 to break the deadlock, given he has top-scored for Parma with 10 league strikes this season.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee