Lazio vs. Fiorentina
October 27, 2021 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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Lazio and Fiorentina are clashing at Stadio Olimpico in a derby of round 10 in the Italian Serie A. Lazio have been playing hot and cold so far this season, but they are a good team that will be fighting for the Europa League. Fiorentina is playing well at home, but they are struggling on the road, and that is a problem for them.
Lazio is in 8th place with 14 points, but they could jump a few spots higher if they win this game. Lazio’s offense has been solid so far this season with 19 scored goals, but their defense is not nearly good enough to compete with the big dogs in Serie A. in their last game against Verona on the road, Lazio has had 51% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 80% of the correct passes. If they hadn’t lost, this would have been a decent game for Lazio, but they did lose 4-1, and it was a disaster. Immobile has been one of the best strikers in Serie A this season, and he has scored 8 goals. Luis Alberto has added 4 assists. There are no injuries in Lazio as of right now. Lazio will need to bounce back as soon as possible, and it’s a good thing they are playing this game at home.
Fiorentina has been scoring a lot of goals, but only at home, and their only offensive option is Dusan Vlahovic with 5 goals. Fiorentina is above Lazio in the standings, in 7th place, but they have only 1 point advantage. Fiorentina’s defense has also been better than Lazio’s, but that doesn’t mean a thing in this game. Fiorentina was playing against Cagliari in their last game, and they were the dominant team with an impressive 65% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. With a really effective offense, Fiorentina has scored 3 goals, and they have deservedly won this game 3-0. Fiorentina has a few tough opponents to face in the next few weeks, but they do have a few injuries that could have an impact on their depth, and they do have issues when playing on the road. Overall, Fiorentina is decent this season, but if they lose Vlahovic in January, they are toast.
Lazio has been dominant in this matchup in the past, and they haven’t lost to Fiorentina in their last 6 home games. Neither team is in particularly good form, but as I’ve mentioned, Fiorentina is not playing well on the road, but they could still get on the scoreboard. Lazio and the goals is the play here.