Spezia vs Lazio Prediction, 12/5/2020 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Spezia vs Lazio
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Stadio Dino Manuzzi in Cesena, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Spezia (+400) Lazio (-154)
Stadio Dino Manuzzi is the venue where Emanuel Gyasi and Spezia (2-4-3, 12th in Serie A) will play Lazio (4-2-3, 9th in Serie A) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Rafael for Spezia and Thomas Strakosha for Lazio. Lazio are at at -154 while the Eagles are at +400. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Spezia took the field against Cagliari in their last game and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 84.3% received passes rate by connecting on 436 out of their 517 pass targets last contest. Spezia tried 12 dribbles in this game and converted 7 of those tries for a percentage of 58.3%. Concerning shot accuracy, Spezia wrapped this game up at a 28.6% rate by landing 4 shots on target out of 14 total shots. Spezia sports an average of 1.44 goals per 90 (13 total goals) and have accounted for 11 assists in all competitions this season.
Emanuel Gyasi is a guy who can be a difference maker for Spezia. Gyasi has been given a starting assignment in 58 contests during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.22 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Ghana has 12 goals in 4,992 mins played. He has accounted for 9 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Claudio Terzi, the defender who is from Italy. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times during his soccer career while scoring 12 goals. Terzi has been on the pitch for 37,523 minutes in 417 starts and has been given a total of 108 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.03 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Spezia will be Rafael. Rafael has seen the field for 16,523 minutes and has accumulated 571 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.32 (242 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .708. The keeper from Brazil has faced 811 shots attempted against him in 183 career starts. Rafael (82-42-60 record in his career) has totaled 52 clean sheets, which gives him a 28.4% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Lazio walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1 against Udinese. Lazio finished the match with a 46.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 497 out of their 569 passing attempts for a percentage of 87.3%. Lazio converted 5 SoT out of 10 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 14 goals and 8 assists in all their contests, Lazio averages 1.56 goals and 0.89 assists per 90 min.
Ciro Immobile will be someone to watch for Lazio. The forward born in Italy has accumulated 23,217 mins and has earned 175 goals. He has accounted for 49 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times. He is averaging 0.68 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 262 games thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the midfielder who represents Spain. Milinkovic-Savic has earned himself 45 yellow cards in 15,648 mins (178 starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.22. He has scored 39 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 21 different times.
Thomas Strakosha is expected to look after the net for Lazio. Strakosha has racked up 41 shutouts and has seen 576 shots against him in 13,275 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of .726 and his clean sheet rate is 27.9%. He has conceded 1.24 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 75-33-39. So far in his career, Strakosha has conceded 183 goals and has tallied 415 saves in 147 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Spezia (+400)
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