Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio Prediction, 12/2/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs Lazio
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Borussia Dortmund (-154) Lazio (+320)
Ciro Immobile and Lazio (2-2-0 in Champions League) are headed to Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday where they'll meet Borussia Dortmund (3-0-1 in Champions League). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund and Pepe Reina for Lazio. Lazio are at at +320 while Borussia Dortmund are at -154. The total is set at 3.25.
Borussia Dortmund faced off with Köln in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 2 - 1. Borussia Dortmund attempted 21 dribbles in this match and completed 12 of the tries for a rate of 57.1%. In the passing game, they ended with a 88.8% passes received percentage by completing 684 out of their 770 passing targets last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Borussia Dortmund finished the game at a 26.7% rate by landing 4 SoT of 15 total shots. Borussia Dortmund is averaging 2.33 goals per 90 min (21 goals in total) and are sitting with 17 assists in all matches this year.
Erling Haaland is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Borussia Dortmund. Haaland has been a starter in 50 matchups so far in his career while scoring 1.02 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Norway has racked up 54 goals in 4,766 mins played. He has totaled 13 assists while accumulating 7 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Jadon Sancho, the forward representing for England. Sancho has been on the pitch for 5,976 minutes in 65 starts and has been given 4 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 36 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 30 total goals. He is averaging 0.45 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Borussia Dortmund is Roman Burki. Burki (153-72-84 record during his career) has recorded 101 clean sheets, which gives him a 32.8% clean sheet percentage. The keeper playing for Borussia Dortmund has had 1,277 shots attempted against him in 308 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.27 (391 goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .703. Burki has seen the field for 27,723 mins and has accumulated 899 stops thus far in his career.
For their last match, Lazio walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3 - 1 against Udinese. They finished the match by connecting on 497 out of their 569 passing tries for a percentage of 87.3%. Lazio ended the game with a 46.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. Lazio converted 5 shots on goal out of their 10 shots tried which had them at a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 14 goals and 8 assists for all their matches, Lazio averages 1.56 goals and 0.89 assists per 90 min.
Ciro Immobile will need to provide a spark for Lazio. He is averaging 0.68 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 262 outings during his soccer career. The forward representing Italy has accumulated 23,217 professional minutes while scoring 175 goals. He has totaled 49 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 39 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Joaquin Correa, the forward representing for Lazio. Correa has been given a total of 24 yellow cards in 9,624 minutes played (106 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.23. He has tallied 25 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 different times.
Pepe Reina will look after the goal for Lazio. Reina has recorded 235 shutouts and has seen 2,268 shots against him in 52,692 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .751 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 40.0%. He has allowed 0.98 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 310-148-128. In his pro soccer career, Reina has surrendered 574 goals and has totaled 1,699 saves in 587 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lazio (+320)
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