Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Lazio play host to Parma at their Stadio Olimpico in the Italian Cup last 16. The Biancocelesti are on a three-game winning run in the Serie A ahead of Thursday’s clash, with the team rolling over Roma 3-0 in the Derby della Capitale at the weekend. Simone Inzaghi’s troops must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Parma, and regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, home win should be considered.
The likes of Muriqi, Patric, and Akpa Akpro are all pushing for a start. The Gli Emiliani, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Sassuolo. Parma showed character in their last league fixture, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Coppa Italia game against the in-form capital club. The good news for the visitors is that Hernani returns from the Serie A ban.