Lazio vs Club Brugge Prediction, 12/8/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lazio vs Club Brugge
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Lazio (+106) Club Brugge (+261)
Joaquin Correa and Lazio (2-3-0 in Champions League) play Club Brugge (2-1-2 in Champions League) at Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. The goalies protecting the net will be Pepe Reina for Lazio and Simon Mignolet for Club Brugge. The moneyline on this matchup has Lazio priced at +106 and Club Brugge are at +261. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Lazio faced Spezia in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 2-1. Lazio attempted 16 dribbles in this game and completed 11 of the tries for a rate of 68.8%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 78.5% received passes percentage by converting 274 of the 349 pass targets last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Lazio ended this match at a 50.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 4 total shots. Lazio averages 1.60 goals per 90 min (16 total goals) and have racked up 9 assists in all contests this year.
Joaquin Correa is a player who can be a difference maker for Lazio. He has accounted for 15 assists while tallying 24 yellow card warnings in his career. Correa has started 106 outings thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.23 G/90. The forward representing Argentina has 25 goals in 9,624 mins. Someone else who should impact this game is Ciro Immobile, the forward representing for Italy. Immobile has accumulated 23,275 mins in 263 starts and has been given a total of 49 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 39 times in his career while scoring 176 goals. He sports an average of 0.68 G/90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Lazio will be Pepe Reina. Reina has seen the pitch for a total of 52,782 mins and has tallied 1,701 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.98 (575 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .751. The goalie playing for Lazio has had 2,272 shots sent his way in 588 career starting assignments. Reina (311-148-128 record during his career) has tallied 235 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 40.0% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Club Brugge got the victory with a final of 3-0 against Zenit. They finished the match by connecting on 400 of the 476 passing attempts for a rate of 84.0%. Club Brugge earned a 53.6% successful dribble rate by converting 15 out of the 28 dribbles they attempted. Club Brugge had 5 shots on goal out of their 16 shots tried giving them a 31.3% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 29 goals and 22 assists in all their contests, Club Brugge has an average of 1.93 goals and 1.47 assists per 90 min.
Hans Vanaken will need to be on top of his game for Club Brugge. The midfielder who is from Belgium has been on the field for 23,332 mins while he has scored 81 goals. He has 32 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 62 times. He averages 0.31 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 264 games in his career. Make sure to watch out for Ruud Vormer, the midfielder taking the field for Club Brugge. Vormer has been handed a total of 64 yellow card warnings in 30,864 mins (347 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.17. He has 58 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 77 different times.
Simon Mignolet will look after the goal for Club Brugge. Mignolet has accumulated 106 clean sheets while defending 1,321 shots tried against him in 31,342 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .699 and his clean sheet rate is 30.5%. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 156-94-98. In his career, Mignolet has surrendered 404 goals and has 921 stops in 348 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lazio (+106)
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