Inter Milan vs Lazio Prediction, 2/14/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Milan vs Lazio
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Inter Milan (-175) Lazio (+400)
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the site where Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan (14-5-2, 2nd in Serie A) will play Lazio (12-4-5, 4th in Serie A) on Sunday. The goalies who are expected to start are Samir Handanovic for Inter Milan and Pepe Reina for Lazio. Lazio are at at +400 while Inter Milan are at -175. The total has been set at 2.75.
Inter Milan took the field against Fiorentina in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 90.4% passes received percentage by converting 530 of the 586 passing attempts last match. Inter Milan attempted 6 dribbles in this game and converted 3 of the attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Inter Milan finished the game at a 42.9% clip by hitting 6 shots on target out of 14 shots. Inter Milan is averaging 2.24 goals per 90 min (47 goals in total) and are sitting with 38 assists in all matches for the season.
Romelu Lukaku is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Inter Milan. Lukaku has been given a starting assignment in 315 contests during his soccer career and accounts for 0.57 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Belgium has 182 goals in 28,559 professional minutes played. He has totaled 53 assists while earning 28 yellow cards during his soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Lautaro Martinez, the forward representing Argentina. Martinez has accumulated 8,312 minutes during 94 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 24 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 13 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 52 total goals. He has an average of 0.56 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Inter Milan is Samir Handanovic. Handanović (252-141-143 record in his career) has accumulated 188 shutouts, which gives him a 35.0% shutout rate. The keeper from Slovenia has had 2,208 shots attempted against him in 537 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.12 (598 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .736. Handanović has played for 48,173 mins and is sitting with 1,628 saves in his career.
For their last outing, Lazio walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Cagliari. They finished the contest by converting 478 of the 548 pass attempts for a rate of 87.2%. Lazio had a 64.3% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 14 dribbles they attempted. Lazio connected on 5 shots on target out of their 14 shots tried which had them at a 35.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 36 goals and 25 assists in all their contests, Lazio has an average of 1.71 goals and 1.19 assists per 90.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic should provide a lift for Lazio. He sports an average of 0.22 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 190 games in his pro soccer career. The midfielder representing Spain has been on the pitch for 16,677 mins while he has scored 41 goals. He has earned 47 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times. You should also watch out for Ciro Immobile, the forward who is from Italy. Immobile has been given 50 yellow card warnings in 24,211 mins (274 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.68. He has tallied 184 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 41 different times.
Pepe Reina will be looking after the goal for Lazio. Reina has racked up 239 clean sheets while seeing 2,305 shots attempted against him in 53,682 career mins. He holds a save % of .751 and his clean sheet rate sits at 40.0%. He has allowed 0.98 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 317-150-130. In his pro soccer career, Reina has given up 584 goals and has accounted for 1,727 stops in 598 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lazio (+400)
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