Lazio have limped towards the end of the Serie A season but can end on a high with a win over relegation threatened Crotone.
Admittedly, Simone Inzaghi‘s men are already locked in for a Europa League group stage spot and their hosts are playing for survival but I’m expecting rivals Empoli to go ahead at already down Palermo early on, which may well take the fight out of Crotone.
The Stadio Ezio Scida outfit went on a seven-game unbeaten run prior to a loss at Juventus last time out, while Lazio have lost three on the spin going into this clash.
However, they will want to hold on to fourth spot and at 7/4 Lazio look great value against opposition who may well be there for the taking if scores elsewhere start to go against them.
Lazio might have to weather an early storm but they should be able to hold out until the break. Expect Crotone’s heads to drop in the second period if/when Empoli take a lead at Palermo so the 23/4 on offer for a draw/Lazio result in the half-time/full-time market is my top bet for this clash.
As for Empoli, they’re 10/19 to win at Palermo but back the visitors to be leading at the break at 11/10. Empoli have claimed recent wins at Fiorentina and AC Milan and in both they have been ahead at half-time and they can make a fast start at a doomed Rosanero outfit today.
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