Saturday January 18 2020
A Lazio for the history books

Lazio welcome Sampdoria at the Olimpico this afternoon and an 11th straight win will mean they write themselves into the Serie A history books.

Only four teams have won over 10 games in a row in the Italian top flight, and with a triumph against the Blucerchiati, Lazio could join the list of achievers including their local rivals Roma (who have done it twice).

Juventus have done it four times, while Inter and Napoli complete the list of teams who have been on a winning streak of more than 10 matches.

It’s really a no-brainer to look at Lazio’s current form, the football betting odds, and see why they should be able to achieve such a feat today. It’s even easier to just look at why Sampdoria are the perfect opposition in the Italian capital.

Claudio Ranieri’s men have had an upturn since the former Roma coach took charge and their 5-1 win against Brescia last weekend will give them the needed confidence to get a result against the Biancocelesti.

Sampdoria haven’t beaten Lazio at the Olimpico since a 2-1 win in January 2005, and during the 13 meetings in the capital since that win, they’ve only secured three draws.

Ciro Immobile, who’s already on 20 goals in 18 Serie A games this campaign, has a fantastic record against the Blucerchiati. He’s already on nine goals in 12 games against the team from Genoa and when Fabio Quagliarella on the other side scored in their last League match, the record suggests he should leave the pitch without finding the net this time.

The veteran is currently looking to score in back-to-back Serie A games for the first time since May last year. But he has scored seven against Lazio – including one at the Olimpico last time around.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is also on hot form against Samp, with three goals and two assists against Saturday’s opponent. They are his preferred opponent in the League, and he could contribute to help Immobile further improve his goalscoring stats and help Lazio write history.

Lazio prepare for the match at Olimpico knowing that they have scored at least twice in their seven last Serie A matches against Sampdoria, who have recently been climbing the table and breaking away from the relegation zone.

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