Fiorentina vs Lazio Prediction, 5/8/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fiorentina vs Lazio
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Fiorentina (+235) Lazio (+110)
Stadio Artemio Franchi is the venue where Franck Ribery and Fiorentina (8-11-15, 14th in Serie A) will play Lazio (20-4-9, 6th in Serie A) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Bartlomiej Dragowski for Fiorentina and Pepe Reina for Lazio. Lazio are at at +110 while Fiorentina are at +235. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Fiorentina took the field against Bologna in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 3-3. Fiorentina tried 9 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 6 of the attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In sharing the ball, they had a 78.6% rate by converting 232 of the 295 pass attempts in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Fiorentina finished the game at a 25.0% rate by putting 2 SoT out of 8 shots. Fiorentina sports an average of 1.24 g/90 (42 total goals) and have 29 assists in all contests for the year.
Franck Ribery is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Fiorentina. He has 125 assists while accumulating 54 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Ribery has been in the starting lineup in 339 games so far in his career and he tallies 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in France has totaled 103 goals scored in 29,889 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Dusan Vlahovic, the forward representing Serbia. Vlahovic has 4,647 minutes in 45 starting assignments and has been given 6 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 4 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 26 total goals. He has an average of 0.50 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Fiorentina is Bartlomiej Dragowski. Dragowski has played for a total of 10,745 mins and has 364 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.62 (193 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 67.3. The goalkeeper hailing from Poland has had 539 shots sent his way in 118 starts. Dragowski (33-33-53 mark in his career) has recorded 26 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.0% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Lazio went home victorious with a score of 4-3 against Genoa. Lazio earned a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by completing 458 out of their 524 passing attempts for a rate of 87.4%. Lazio connected on 9 shots on target out of the team's 19 shots attempted giving them a 47.4% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 58 goals and 40 assists in all matches, Lazio averages 1.76 goals and 1.21 assists per 90.
Ciro Immobile will be someone to watch for Lazio. The forward hailing from Italy has 25,169 mins and has scored 189 goals. He has 51 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times. He is averaging 0.68 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 286 outings during his soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the midfielder born in Spain. Milinkovic-Savic has been handed a total of 49 yellow card cautions in 17,722 professional minutes (202 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.23. He has totaled 45 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 29 times.
Pepe Reina is expected to look after the net for Lazio. So far in his career, Reina has given up 606 goals and has accounted for 1,757 stops in 610 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.00 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 325-150-134. He holds a save % of 74.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 39.8%. Reina has racked up 243 shutouts while defending 2,350 shots attempted against him in 54,762 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lazio (+110) and under the total goals
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