Lazio 9-4-5, Sassuolo 8-6-4
1/24/21 12 pm
Over 2.5 (-175), Under 2.5 (+137) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Lazio is welcoming Sassuolo to Stadio Olimpico in a derby match of round 19 in the Italian Serie A.
Lazio is on a nice 4-game winning streak, and they finally look like a team from last season. during this streak, Lazio has scored 9 goals while conceding only 2 goals, and the improvement is obvious. Lazio has beaten Parma in their Coppa Italia game earlier this week, and their confidence is now booming. With this nice streak, Lazio has climbed the standings to 7th place with 31 points. Offensively, Lazio is decent with 30 scored goals, and their defense has improved, but they have conceded 25 goals so far. Immobile is once again in good form, and he has scored 12 goals so far this season. Milinkovic-Savic and Lazzari have each added 5 assists. Proto, Cataldi, Felipe, and Alberto are all injured for Lazio at the moment. In their last Serie A game, Lazio was playing against Roma in a derby match, and they have had only 39% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 1 big chance created, and a decent 81% of the correct passes. Despite being dominated with possession in this game, Lazio was defending well, and they were able to score 3 unanswered goals. Lazio has won this match 3-0. Lazio is not far from the Champions League spot, and they certainly have the quality to get there, but we will see if they can keep winning.
Sassuolo has cooled off, a lot, since their atomic start of the season, and they have sunk to 8th place with 30 points, 31 scored goals, and 27 conceded goals. Just in their last 6 Serie A games, Sassuolo has conceded 14 goals while scoring 9 goals. In their last Serie A game, Sassuolo was hosting Parma, and they were the better team with 61% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. Despite being the better team here, Sassuolo has conceded a goal in the 37th minute, and it took them a long time to tie the score, which happened in the 94th minute from the penalty spot. This game ended in a 1-1 draw. Berardi is Sassuolo’s best player with 7 goals and 4 assists, while Caputo added 6 goals. Romagna, Berardi, and Bourabia are all injured, while Boga and Locatelli are still questionable. Sassuolo is not a bad team, and they can certainly score a ton of goals, but I think not having their best player will affect their offensive game, and they don’t have it to spare.
Lazio has won their last 4 games in a row, while not losing their last 5 games overall. The trends are on Lazio’s side in this matchup, and they are in better form, and they are a more complete team here. I’m taking Lazio at home.