Last season Lazio missed out on the opportunity of playing in the Champions League, as they finished on the fourth place, behind Udinese. In 2013 they have another chance at securing the final place on the podium and they can’t afford to stumble in a match against bottom placed Siena.
Match: Siena vs Lazio
Bet: Siena vs Lazio Over 2.5 goals
Odds: Bet365 2.30
The Romans are playing away from home and so far they haven’t been very successful in securing points, winning only 4 out of 11 matches. Fortunately for them, Klose and Floccari are in great form and despite their age, they should be more than a match for the wary defense prepared by Siena. The midfield is every bit as impressive as the offense, with 27 years old Hernanes scoring no less than eight goals in 22 games.
While the visitors will start with a rather aggressive formation for an Italian team playing away from home, the hosts can’t afford to fall back and defend. They are playing with a sense of urgency because right now they are deep in the relegation zone and they need to cover a seven points gap to avoid playing in Serie B next year. A terrible combination of poor defense and ineffective strikers, lead them to this unfortunate position but with 15 games left to be played, Siena has plenty of time to avoid relegation.
This can easily be regarded as a do or die fixture, because none of the contenders can afford to lose points and a draw doesn’t bode well for either team. This means that all precautions will be put aside and Bet365’s generous offer for the over 2.5 goals to be scored should be the top priority for punters today.