Lazio vs Hellas Verona Prediction, 12/12/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lazio vs Hellas Verona
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Lazio (-165) Hellas Verona (+425)
Antonin Barak and Hellas Verona (4-4-2, 8th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Olimpico on Saturday where they'll take on Lazio (5-2-3, 7th in Serie A). The starting goaltenders will be Thomas Strakosha for Lazio and Marco Silvestri for Hellas Verona. Lazio are at -165 while Hellas Verona are priced at +425. The over/under is set at 3.
Lazio played Spezia in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 2-1. Lazio tried 16 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 68.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 78.5% rate by converting 274 out of their 349 pass targets in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Lazio finished at a 50.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 4 total shots. Lazio is averaging 1.60 g/90 (16 total goals) and have accounted for 9 assists in all matches this season.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lazio. Milinkovic-Savic has had a starting assignment in 179 games during his career and scores 0.23 goals per 90. The midfielder who is from Spain has earned 40 goals in 15,721 minutes. He has 22 assists while accumulating 45 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Ciro Immobile, the forward representing Italy. He has helped on a goal 39 times during his soccer career and he has scored 176 total goals. Immobile has 23,275 mins during 263 career starts and has earned himself a total of 49 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.68 G/90 during his soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lazio is Thomas Strakosha. Strakosha has played for 13,275 mins and has earned 415 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.24 (183 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .726. The goalkeeper hailing from Greece has seen 576 shots attempted against him in 147 career starting assignments. Strakosha (75-33-39 mark in his career) has tallied 41 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 27.9% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Hellas Verona finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Cagliari. Hellas Verona finished the match with a 76.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 13 out of the 17 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by completing 375 of the 463 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 81.0%. Hellas Verona connected on 3 shots on target out of 18 shots attempted which had them at a 16.7% rate in their last game. With a total of 9 goals and 7 assists in all matches, Hellas Verona has an average of 0.90 goals and 0.70 assists per 90 minutes.
Antonin Barak should provide a lift for Hellas Verona. He has an average of 0.25 G/90 and has been a starter in 90 matches thus far in his career. The forward from Spain has been on the field for 8,195 mins while earning 23 goals. He has totaled 15 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Andrea Favilli, the forward representing Italy. He has scored 15 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 5 times. Favilli has earned himself a total of 16 yellow cards in 3,876 minutes (41 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.35.
Marco Silvestri will reside in front of the goal for Hellas Verona. Silvestri has racked up 47 clean sheets while he has seen 700 shots against him in 17,606 career minutes. He sports a save % of .720 and his shutout rate is currently 24.1%. He has given up 1.04 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 60-68-67. Thus far in his career, Silvestri has conceded 203 goals and has accumulated 499 stops in 195 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hellas Verona (+425) and under 3 goals
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