Fiorentina Vs Lazio Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals – 5 February 2022

Goals to flow when European aspirants meet in Florence?

Nicolas Gonzalez / Fiorentina ©IMAGO / ActionPlus 09/21/2021

Italy Fiorentina Vs Lazio Italy

Saturday 5 February, 2022 – 19:45 (GMT)
Italian Serie A
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 7/10
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 3 February 2022)

Preview: The post-Vlahovic era in Florence begins in earnest this weekend as Fiorentina aim to sustain their push for European football by securing a second successive Serie A home win against opponents Lazio, who sit level on points ahead of Saturday’s tussle at the Artemio Franchi.

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Fiorentina – Will loss of star striker derail their season?

For the second time in three seasons, Fiorentina are forced to lick their wounds after losing a prized asset to rivals Juventus. In 2020 it was Federico Chiesa. It 2022 it is Dusan Vlahovic, who moves to Turin having contributed more than half (51%) of La Viola’s Serie A goals in 2021-22. The owner isn’t happy. The fans certainly aren’t. So it could make for quite a tense – dare I say toxic – atmosphere in Florence on Saturday.

Fiorentina had been enjoying their strongest campaign for a number of years and sit seven points off Champions League football. Losing the Serbian goal machine threatens to undermine that pursuit, though, even with the Swiss Super League’s leading marksman, Cabral, arriving in the other direction. La Viola could be in defiant mood at Artemio Franchi, then, where they are unbeaten in Serie A since October (W6 D1).

Key Stat: Fiorentina ran up a huge scoreline in their latest Serie A home fixture, trouncing struggling Genoa 6-0! That was the seventh successive league game at Artemio Franchi in which the home side were on target on two or more occasions, scoring a total of 25 (3.57 per-game) in these contests.


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Lazio – Le Aquile’s presence suggests goals will flow?

Looking to capitalise on any ill-temper in Florence are Lazio, who are badly in need of a pick-me-up themselves after failing to win three of the last four. Held 0-0 last time out by fourth place Atalanta, the team they are hoping to catch as they seek a swift return to the Champions League following last season’s Round of 16 exit to Bayern Munich. The Biancocelesti sit five points off the top four coming into this round.

It is a gap that will only widen unless Maurizio Sarri can get this team winning matches on a more consistent basis. Their past eleven Serie A outings has seen them register as many victories as losses (W4 D3 L4), underscoring how difficult it can be predicting this team’s next move. An area of their game that is reliable, however, is scoring. There are a league-high 3.7 goals per game (46F 39A) when Le Aquile are involved.

Key Stat: Lazio were held to a scoreless draw in their latest Serie A assignment, by Atalanta at the Stadio Olimpico, but have scored exactly three times in three of their five previous away encounters, winning all three said fixtures.

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Fiorentina Vs Lazio Betting Advice

There was only the one goal when these sides met earlier on in the season, Pedro clinching Lazio’s fourth win in the past five Serie A meetings with a strike which nestled into the top corner seven minutes after the restart. However, the Biancocelesti would sustain a 2-0 defeat upon visiting the Artemio Franchi last season and will now strive to avoid losing back-to-back outings at this venue for the first time since February 2009.


Fiorentina Vs Lazio – Key Facts:

  • A 1-0 victory in Rome when these sides met in October of last year earned Lazio a fourth head-to-head triumph over Fiorentina in their last five Serie A meetings.
  • Fiorentina did emerge from last season’s clash in Florence as the victors, though. A 2-0 win bringing an end to a three-game winless run at home to Lazio.
  • There is a high probability we could see goals on Saturday. Fiorentina have scored 2+ in seven successive Serie A home matches, while Lazio have scored precisely three in three of their last five on the road.


Fiorentina will want to put on an act of defiance, though. Showing everyone there is life after Dusan Vlahovic. They are also firmly in contention for Europe, so won’t be lacking for incentive when Lazio visit. To be perfectly fair, La Viola’s form had already begun to tail off long before losing the Serbian (W1 D3 L1). Lazio are stumbling as well though (W1 D2 L1). Possibly hinting at a first H2H draw since November 2017.

Best Betting Odds – Fiorentina Vs Lazio

Fiorentina – 11/8 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 13/5 (Boylesports)
Lazio – 2/1 (PaddyPower)