Lazio vs Zenit Prediction, 11/24/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lazio vs Zenit
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Lazio (-154) Zenit (+350)
Joaquin Correa and Lazio (1-2-0 in Champions League) play Zenit (0-1-2 in Champions League) at Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday. The starting goalkeepers will be Pepe Reina for Lazio and Mikhail Kerzhakov for Zenit. Lazio are at -154 while Zenit are at +350. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Lazio played Crotone in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 2 - 0. Lazio attempted 17 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 10 of the tries for a percentage of 58.8%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 73.6% passes received percentage by completing 331 of the 450 pass attempts last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Lazio ended this match at a 64.3% rate by landing 9 shots on target of 14 shots. Lazio is averaging 1.62 goals per 90 min (13 total goals) and have accounted for 8 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Joaquin Correa is a guy who should impact this matchup for Lazio. He has 15 assists while accumulating 24 yellow cards so far in his career. Correa has been a starter in 105 outings during his career and he scores 0.24 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Argentina has recorded 25 goals in 9,534 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Ciro Immobile, the forward taking the field for Italy. Immobile has earned 23,127 minutes in 261 starts and has been handed a total of 49 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 39 times during his soccer career while scoring 174 total goals. He sports an average of 0.68 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Lazio will be Pepe Reina. Reina has been on the field for 52,692 minutes and has 1,699 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.98 (574 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .751. The keeper playing for Lazio has had 2,268 shots attempted against him in 587 starting assignments. Reina (310-148-128 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 235 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 40.0% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Zenit weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1 - 1 against it Lazio. They finished the match by connecting on 400 of the 463 passes they attempted for a percentage of 86.4%. Zenit finished with a 46.7% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. Zenit connected on 3 shots on goal out of 9 shots tried giving them a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 32 goals and 26 assists in all their matches, Zenit averages 2.13 goals and 1.73 assists per 90.
Aleksandar Erokhin will be someone to watch for Zenit. He is averaging 0.28 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 143 matches thus far in his career. The midfielder hailing from Russia has been on the pitch for 13,082 minutes while scoring 40 goals. He has totaled 34 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Artem Dzyuba, the forward representing for Zenit. He has earned 124 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 65 different times. Dzyuba has been handed 30 yellow card cautions in 25,280 mins (284 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.44.
Mikhail Kerzhakov will be residing in front of the net for Zenit. In his career, Kerzhakov has conceded 126 goals and has earned 345 stops in 106 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.17 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 40-27-41. He holds a save % of .741 and his shutout rate is 29.2%. Kerzhakov has totaled 31 clean sheets while he has seen 467 shots tried against him in 9,652 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Zenit (+350)
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