The Coppa Italia round of 16 takes place this week, and the tie of the round will see Lazio and Parma clash. But, which of the two sides will get the win to progress through to the next round of the competition?
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Lazio will head into this tie as the outright favourites to progress, as they have been in great form over recent weeks in the league. The Italian giants are currently sitting just outside of the top six in Serie A, but have been picking up form over recent weeks. They will host Parma after going four league games unbeaten. The only blip on their record during that run of form was a draw against Genoa. Since that result, Lazio have won their previous three, and have scored a total of seven goals. They have only conceded just once. Lazio have kept clean sheets in their two most recent league games. Their last win came against Roma, as they ran out 3-0 winners. Luis Alberto scored twice in that huge victory, while Ciro Immobile also got himself on the scoresheet.
It has been a different story of late for Parma, as they look to have a huge challenge on their hands if they are to secure their Serie A status this season. Parma have won just two games all season, and have been beaten on nine occasions so far this season. They have also recently lost five games in a row in Serie A. However, they were able to bring that losing run to an end in their last league game, as they secured a draw on the road against Sassuolo. They may have considered themselves unlucky not to have taken all three points in that game, as the hosts equalised in the 94th minute.
Lazio vs Parma Head To Head
Lazio have a brilliant record against Parma, as they have won the previous eight meetings between the sides. That record stretches back until 2014. Parma’s last win against their opponents this week came in 2012, which is one of just two occasions that they have beaten Lazio in 21 meetings.
Lazio vs Parma Prediction
It is incredibly difficult to see past the record that Lazio have against Parma. That means that the preference to reach the next round of the Coppa Italia is the hosts in this round of 16 tie.
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