With the Italian Championship still in the ‘holiday’ period, it will be up to the Italian Cup to open the 2019 schedule for local football. This Saturday, January 12, Lazio and Novara will start the round of 16 of the tournament in its 2018/2019 edition. The match will have as its headquarters the Olympic stadium in Rome. The ball will roll as of 12h (Brasília time).The tournament consists of eliminatory games. In this way, only the winner is still in contention for the title. Four stages have been played, but the big investment teams have been exempted from the initial stages. In case of equality in the marker in the regulation time, the regulation establishes the necessity of the realization of extension of 30 minutes. If the tie persists, the definition happens through penalties.
Lazio have the privilege of opening their participation in the competition in the round of 16. The team made their most recent game on December 29. Also in the Olympic stadium was in the tie, by 1 to 1, with the Torino. The match was for the nineteenth round of Serie A, the last of the first round.With 32 points (nine wins, five draws and five losses), the Roman team completed the first half of the Italian Championship in fourth place, closing the qualifying zone for the 2019/2020 version of the Champions League. It seems to be the maximum goal to be achieved, since Juventus, leader, has 21 points of advantage.The battle, however, should be intense. Milan, fifth placed, has only one point less. In this duel, the house factor has not been well used by Lazio. In this respect, the team is only sixth best in Serie A. Of the 30 points he played as a principal, he won 18 (five wins, three draws and two losses).However, it is not the only performance problem facing coach Simone Inzaghi. Even in general, the team faces a downward trajectory. In the last ten matches, considering all competitions, he has only won twice, drawn five games and suffered three defeats. For the meeting this Saturday, three athletes are doubts due to injury problems. They are the defender Riza Durmisi; and midfielders Valon Berisha and Bruno Jordan.
Participant in Serie C, the Third Division of the Italian Championship, Novara presents better recent numbers. He has been undefeated for 13 matches. There were four wins and nine draws in the period started on November 11.With 26 points (five wins, 11 draws and three defeats), he is in tenth place in the qualifying zone for the second phase of the C Series. In other words, he is still in contention for the Second Division.In the Italian Cup, began the dispute in the second phase defeating, as a visitor, Perugia by 3 to 1. Then had more work to overcome Brascia. Again acting away from their dominions, was in the tie by 2 to 2 in the regulation time and without goals in the extension. It advanced when taking the best in the decision by penalties (5 to 4).The first home game in the tournament happened in the fourth stage. He passed by Pisa with a score of 3 to 2. However, it is a visitor that Novara has the best results in the C series. In this respect, it appears as the fourth best performance in the 50% advantage. He scored 15 (three wins, six draws and one loss) of 30 points.
Football Prediction of the Day Lazio vs Novara
The teams faced only twice in the short passage of Novara for Serie A in the 2011/2012 season. In the first round, at home, Lazio made it 3-0. In the second, Novara won 2-1.Lazio, although they remain in the squad in front of the table of classification of the Italian Championship, has made a campaign inferior to the presented one last year. Still, against a team from the Third Division, the prognosis in his victory is the best option for his debut match in the Italian Cup.
Bet Tips: Lazio