Lazio 21-5-5, Sassuolo 12-7-12
7/11/20 11:15 am
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Lazio is hosting Sassuolo at Stadio Olimpico in round 32 in Italian Serie A.
Lazio has been incredibly sloppy in their last few games, and with 3 losses in their last 5 games, Lazio’s chances to win the title are slim. Lazio is in 2nd place in the standings with 68 points, 7 points behind Juventus. Earlier this week, Lazio had a chance to close the gap because Juventus lost, but Lazio couldn’t beat Lecce, one of the weakest teams in Serie A. in that match, Lazio has had 58% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. Lazio got ahead early, in the 5th minute, but Lecce turned things around, and Lazio has lost this match 2-1. Lazio has been good offensively, the second-best team in Serie A with 67 scored goals, while they conceded 33 goals so far. Immobile is Lazio’s top goalscorer with 29 goals, while Caicedo added 9 goals. Luis Alberto has 13 assists. Lulic, Marusic, and Correa are all injured and will not be in the lineup for this game. Lazio is having a fantastic season, and I guess this slump was inevitable, but I imagine if there wasn’t a break, Lazio would have continued to play in their fantastic form. There is still enough time for Lazio to catchup up to Juventus, but they can’t afford to lose any more games.
Sassuolo is on a nice 3-game winning streak, and 5 games without a defeat overall. During this stretch, Sassuolo has scored massive 15 goals, while they conceded 10 goals. With this streak, Sassuolo has climbed the standings to 8th place with 43 points, 57 scored goals, and 53 conceded goals. As we can see, Sassuolo’s defense is not doing so well, but they are compensating it with their offense, which is enough, at least for now. Caputo has scored 15 goals for Sassuolo and is their top goal scorer, while Berardi added 12 goals, and Boga has 11 goals. Romagna and Obiang are both injured. In their most recent Serie A game against Bologna on the road, Sassuolo has had 56% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 88% of the correct passes. Sassuolo has been the better team in this game, and with a goal in each half, Sassuolo has won this game 1-2. Sassuolo still has a few tough games to play until the end of the season, but they can relax a little bit because they are safely outside the relegation zone, and despite being close to the Europa League, I don’t think Sassuolo will get there.
When playing at home, Lazio has not lost to Sassuolo in their last 3 games, and Lazio has the home record of 12-3-1. When Lazio and Sassuolo meet, we usually see a lot of goals, on both sides, and seeing how many goals has Sassuolo been scoring lately, I expect the same here as well.