Lazio vs. Genoa
December 17, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -150, Under 2.5 +120
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Lazio is welcoming Genoa to Stadio Olimpico in round 18 of the Italian Serie A. Lazio is struggling right now, they have won only 1 of their last 5 games, while not winning any of their last 2 games. Genoa has won their last game in Coppa Italia, but they haven’t won a game in Serie A since round 1.
Lazio has been hot and cold so far this season, but they are playing well in the attacking end where they scored 33 goals so far this season. Defensively, Lazio is terrible with 32 conceded goals. Immobile is the leading goalscorer for Lazio with 13 goals, and he is expected to start in this game. Before the season started, Lazio looked like a decent team, and I thought they will have a solid season, and they still can, but they need to improve a lot on the defensive end. Offensively, Lazio can go toe to toe with the best teams in Serie A, but their defense is not allowing them to have more good games, and they will be lucky if they end up in the Europa League next season.
Genoa is probably the weakest team in Serie A right now, but they are only 2 points away from the safe zone, which is telling us Serie A has a lot of bed clubs this season. With 18 scored goals, Genoa is decent, but their 34 conceded goals are just too much. Genoa is in 18th place with 10 points. Mattia Destro is the leading goalscorer for Genoa with 7 goals, while Rovella added 3 assists. It’s hard to name the best player for Genoa, but they do have a few solid ones, unfortunately for Genoa, it might not be enough to stay in Serie A next season as well. Luckily for Genoa, there are only 2 games left before the winter break, but unfortunately for Genoa, they are playing against Lazio and Atalanta, and I don’t think they will have a fun time.
When playing at home, Lazio has not lost to Genoa in their last 3 games, and I don’t think they will lose here, despite their bad defense. Genoa isn’t good enough to score even against this weak Lazio’s defense, and for that reason, I’m siding with Lazio.