On the upcoming Thursday within the round of 16 of the Italian Cup, the Roman team Lazio at their home pitch Olimpico will host the Serie B side Cittadella. Bookmakers have set the Eagles the clear favorites of the encounter in this couple. Moreover, Lazio under Inzaghi very responsibly prepare for the seond most important football tournament in Italy, therefore one may expect from the Romans a close-to-first squad in the upcoming game, which means that there are not that many chances on advancing further in the tournament ladder for the future guests.
Lazio lost two last matches, at first in the sixth round of the Europa League to the Belgian team Zulte Waregem, 2:3, and after that in the Italian championship to Torino, 1:3. The Eagles played with their secondary squad against the Belgians, therefore the result wasn’t a surprise. But the first squad went out to play with the Bulls, but Immobile failed the team having received a direct red card for unsportsmanlike behavior.
Cittadella are a decent team, which this season is in a number of contenders to advance in Serie B, but with all due respect to the future guests it should be said, that if Lazio play their football, Citadella wouldn’t have chances basically to get even a draw.
Lazio are going to go out on the Olimpico pitch after the defeat against Torino and the humble Cittadella will stand on their way. The obvious bet in this clash is an option with the field hosts, who will probably bring their first squad to play.
Prediction for the match: Lazio to win with -1.5 Asian handicap