Zenit vs Lazio Prediction, 11/4/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Zenit vs Lazio
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Location: Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Zenit (+140) Lazio (+175)
Ciro Immobile and Lazio (1-1-0 in Champions League) travel to Gazprom Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on Zenit (0-0-2 in Champions League). The expected starting goalies will be Mikhail Kerzhakov for Zenit and Pepe Reina for Lazio. The line on this matchup has Zenit priced at +140 and Lazio are at +175. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Zenit faced FC Khimki in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 2 - 0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 88.8% passes received percentage by completing 601 of the 677 targeted passes last game. Zenit attempted 18 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 14 of those attempts for a rate of 77.7%. Concerning shot accuracy, Zenit finished the game at a 22.2% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 9 total shots. Zenit averages 2.08 goals per 90 (27 total goals) and are sitting with 22 assists In all contests this season.
Artem Dzyuba is a guy who should impact this matchup for Zenit. He has accounted for 65 assists while accumulating 30 yellow cards during his career. Dzyuba has been in the starting lineup in 282 matchups thus far in his career and has 0.44 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Russia has tallied 123 goals in 25,100 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Aleksandar Erokhin, the midfielder representing Russia. Erokhin has totaled 12,996 mins in 142 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 34 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 13 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 40 goals. He has an average of 0.28 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Zenit is Mikhail Kerzhakov. Kerzhakov (39-26-41 record during his soccer career) has earned 31 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalie taking the field for Zenit has faced 464 shots tried at him in 104 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.17 (123 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .741. Kerzhakov has played for a total of 9,472 minutes and has earned 343 stops during his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Lazio walked away with a victory by a final of 4 - 3 against Torino. Lazio earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 4 of the 8 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 503 of the 560 passes they attempted for a rate of 89.8%. Lazio connected on 3 shots on target out of their 11 shots tried which gave them a 27.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 10 goals and 5 assists for all their games, Lazio averages 1.67 goals and 0.83 assists per 90.
Ciro Immobile will need to be on top of his game for Lazio. He sports an average of 0.68 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 260 matches in his career. The forward born in Italy has been on the pitch for 23,053 professional minutes while he has scored 173 goals. He has 49 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 38 times. You should also keep an eye on Joaquin Correa, the forward representing Lazio. He has accounted for 24 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 14 different times. Correa has earned himself 24 yellow card cautions in 9,383 professional minutes played (103 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.23.
Pepe Reina is expected to look after the goal for Lazio. So far in his career, Reina has given up 573 goals and has earned 1,691 stops in 585 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.98 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 309-147-128. He has earned a save % of .750 and his shutout rate sits at 40.0%. Reina has totaled 234 shutouts while defending 2,259 shots tried against him in 52,512 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lazio (+175)
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