Lazio vs. Inter
October 16, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -150, Under 2.5 +120
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Lazio and Inter are clashing at Stadio Olimpico in round 8 of the Italian Serie A. Lazio are doing well so far this season, and they are a solid team, but they lack depth. Inter is the best offensive team in the league, and they are beating anyone who comes in front of them in Serie A.
Lazio has scored 15 goals so far this season, but they have conceded 12, and that is not too good. With 11 points, Lazio is now in 6th place, and they are still very close to the Champions League spot. In their last game against Bologna on the road, Lazio has had 59% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. Lazio’s defense was terrible in this game, and they were losing 2-0 at halftime. Lazio has conceded one more goal in the second half, and they have also conceded a red card. Immobile is the leading goalscorer for Lazio with 6 goals, but he is still questionable for this match. Luis Alberto has added 3 assists. This is a good team, they are solid in the attacking end, but their defense has to improve soon.
As I’ve mentioned, Inter is the best offensive team in the league with 22 scored goals, and it’s hardly even a contest. Defensively, Inter has also been solid with 8 conceded goals so far. The problem for Inter right now is they will be without a few great players who were playing in South America, and that could seriously impact their game. Inter was playing against Sassuolo in their last game, and they were decent with 44% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 82% of the correct passes. Sassuolo started well, and they were leading at halftime, but Inter has woken up in the second half, and they have won this game 1-2. Edin Dzeko has been outstanding after his transfer to Inter, and he is their leading goalscorer with 6 goals. Lautaro Martinez has added 5 goals, but he will miss this game. Inter is also playing in the Champions League next week, and that is a game they must win. Inter is a solid team, and as we can see, they can score goals even without Lukaku, and I hope they can keep it up.
I think this will be a great game. Lazio is undefeated at home this season, while Inter is undefeated on the road, and Lazio hasn’t lost any of their last 14 home games. I mentioned Inter will be missing a few players, and I think that will be a problem for them here. I’m taking Lazio and goals for a brutal price.