Lazio is hosting Spezia at Stadio Olimpico in round 2 of the Italian Serie A. Lazio is undefeated in their last 6 games, and they have won their season opener last weekend. Spezia has started their season with a draw, but this is the team that will be fighting for their lives this season.
Lazio has been active in the market this offseason, they are in good form, but they have solid one of their best players earlier this week. With 3 points, 3 scored goals, and 1 conceded goal, Lazio is in 3rd place after the first game. Lazio was playing against Empoli in their season opener, and they have had 55% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 87% of the correct passes. Lazio conceded in the 4th minute, but they tied the score in the 5th minute, and with 2 more goals in the first half, Lazio has turned this game around. The final score of this match was 1-3 in favor of Lazio. Milinkovic-Savic, Lazzari, and Immobile were the goalscorers for Lazio in this game. With Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach, I think Lazio is looking well, and I think they will have a better season than the last, but we will see if they can stay consistent on both ends to reach the Champions League or the Europa League spot.
Spezia is one of the weakest teams in Serie A, and nobody can tell me differently. Spezia barely escaped the relegation last season, and they have started this season on a positive note, but I still think they will spend a lot of time in the relegation zone. In their game against Cagliari last week, Spezia has had 41% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. Despite having a 0-2 lead, Spezia dropped it because of their sloppy defense, and this game has ended in a 2-2 draw. Gyasi and Bastoni have each scored 1 goal for Spezia in that game. The lack of depth, lack of quality, and just bad soccer overall are Spezia’s biggest problems, and I just don’t see them having a good season.
Lazio is on a roll, and they have always beaten Spezia in the past, and considering their current form on both ends, I see Lazio getting another win here.