Lecce vs. Lazio 7/7/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lecce 6-7-17, Lazio 21-5-4
7/7/20 1:30 pm
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Lecce is welcoming Lazio to Via del Mare in round 31 in Italian Serie A.
Lecce has lost every one of their games since the restart, and they lost their last 6 games overall. During this extremely bad stretch, Lecce has conceded massive 25 goals, while scoring only 6 goals. With 25 points, Lecce is in 18th place in the standings, the relegation zone, but they are only 2 points away from the safety, and with 8 games left in the season, I like Lecce’s chances, if they can win a game or two. Lecce is the worst defensive team in Serie A with massive 70 conceded goals, while they scored 38 goals, which isn’t bad. In their most recent Serie A game against Sassuolo on the road, Lecce has had only 35% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 84% of the correct passes. The first half ended in a 1-1 tie, while in the second half, Sassuolo scored 3 goals, while Lecce scored only 1 goal. Lecce has lost this game 4-2. Mancosu has scored 11 goals for Lecce this season, while Lapadula added 7 goals. Falco and Petriccione both added 4 assists. Deiola, Lapadula, Majer, and Rossettini are all injured and will not be in the lineup. Lecce’s schedule is never easy, and they sure will have a bumpy rest of the season, but if they want to stay in Serie A, Lecce must start winning some games.
I don’t think that this break did any good to Lazio because they lost 2 of their last 4 games, and with their latest loss against Milan, I think Lazio might have lost the title race. In the said game against Milan, Lazio has had 47% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 83% of the correct passes. Defensively, Lazio was terrible in this game and they have lost 0-3. Lazio is still in second place with 68 points, but they are now 7 points away from Juventus, while Inter is only 4 points away from Lazio in third place. Both offensively and defensively, Lazio is among the best teams in Serie A with 66 scored goals and only 31 conceded goals. Immobile is the top goal scorer in Lazio and Serie A with 29 goals in 29 games, while Luis Alberto added 13 assists. Lulic, Felipe, and Marusic are all injured. Lazio was missing Immobile in their last Serie A game, and it seems that it shook them hard. When Immobile is playing, Lazio is playing on a completely different level and their game is much better. When Immobile is playing, Lazio is playing, and they are unstoppable. The good news for Lazio is that he will be back in this game, which means we can expect an explosion from Lazio.
I’m not going to put too much thought into this, Lazio is the better team with a better game, and despite their recent loss, Lazio is a huge favorite here and I see them winning this game with a solid margin.