Lazio 1-2-0, Zenit St. Petersburg 0-1-2
11/24/20 3 pm
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Lazio is hosting Zenit St. Petersburg at Stadio Olimpico in round 4 in the UEFA Champions League.
After a sloppy start of the season, Lazio has gained some consistency, and they are now on a 7-game streak without a loss, and they are slowly climbing the standings in Serie A. Lazio now has 14 points, and they are in 8th place in the standings. In the Champions League, Lazio is in 2nd place with 5 points, 5 scored goals, and 3 conceded goals. In their last Serie A game, Lazio was playing against Crotone on the road, and they have had 49% of ball possession, 9 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and only 66% of the correct passes. This was a sloppy game for both teams, but Lazio was better, and they have won this match 0-2. Lazio was playing against Zenit in their last Champions League game, and that match ended in a 1-1 draw. Immobile, Correa, Caicedo, and Akpa have each scored 1 goal for Lazio in the Champions League, while Immobile and Correa also added 1 assist each. Proto and Escalante are injured, while Milinkovic-Savic is in quarantine because of the Coronavirus. Lazio will need to keep playing well to keep their second place in the Champions League, but I don’t see them getting close to the top in Serie A.
Zenit hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games, but they weren’t able to win their most recent match in the Russian Premier League against Akhmat on the road. Zenit has had 54% of ball possession in that game, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Zenit was leading twice in this match, but they weren’t able to keep that lead, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. With this draw, Zenit has stayed behind CSKA in the Premier League standings, but they are still the best team overall in Russia. As far as the Champions League goes, Zenit is in the last place with only 1 point, but they can still get to that third place and the Europa League with a few good games in a row. Yerokhin is the only goalscorer for Zenit in the Champions League, while Dzyuba added 1 assist. Driussi, Ozdoev, and Wendel are all injured, and they will miss this match for Zenit in the Champions League. Zenit is getting a few players back for this game, and they will need them because they need a win in the Champions League, but it will be hard for them, especially on the road.
The first game between these two teams ended in a draw. Lazio hasn’t lost any of their last 7 games, while Zenit hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games. This is a crucial game for Zenit because if they lose, they can probably say goodbye to the Europa League and the Champions League.