Torino vs. Lazio
September 23, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -138, Under 2.5 +110
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Torino and Lazio are clashing at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in round 5 of the Italian Serie A. Torino is on a 2-game winning streak, and that will certainly give them a lot of confidence. After a great start to the season, Lazio has cooled off, and they now haven’t won any of their last 3 games.
Torino has climbed the standings a bit, and they are now in 10th place with 6 points, 7 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals. So far, it hasn’t been a terrible season for Torino, but they need to keep playing this well if they want to stay this high or get higher. In their last 2 games, Torino has scored 5 goals while keeping 2 clean sheets, and they have looked really well. In their latest game against Sassuolo on the road, Torino has had 47% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 81% of the correct passes. This was a tough game, with a lot of fouls, but Torino has scored a goal in the 83rd minute, and they have won this game 0-1. There have been 7 different goalscorers for Torino so far this season, while Ansaldi added 2 assists. Torino is slowly improving, but it will take a lot more from them to be competitive in this league.
Lazio is a good team, and I think they can compete for the top 4, but they tend to have those black holes during the season, which is something they need to fix. Lazio hasn’t won any of their last 3 games, and they have scored only 2 goals during this streak while conceding 5 goals. Overall, Lazio has scored 11 goals, while conceding 6 goals, and they are now in 8th place with 7 points. Immobile has been in great form so far, and he has 5 goals to his name. Luis Alberto has added 3 assists. Lazio was playing against Cagliari at home in their last game, and they were the dominant team with 73% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, and 88% of the correct passes. Despite being a much, much better team in this game, Lazio had to save themselves from a loss, and they did with a goal in the 83rd minute. The final score of this game was 2-2. Lazio is also playing in the Europa League this season, and they have started that competition with a loss on the road.
Torino has had some success against Lazio, but not a lot. Torino is in slightly better form here, especially in the attacking end, but Lazio is capable of playing really well. I will take the goals in this one.