Lazio vs AS Roma Prediction, 1/15/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lazio vs AS Roma
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Lazio (+202) AS Roma (+120)
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Lazio (8-4-5, 8th in Serie A) play AS Roma (10-4-3, 3rd in Serie A) at Stadio Olimpico on Friday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Pepe Reina for Lazio and Pau Lopez for AS Roma. AS Roma are at at +120 while Lazio are at +202. The total has been set at 3.
Lazio played Parma in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 86.8% passes received percentage by converting 479 of the 552 pass targets last match. Lazio tried 10 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 6 of those tries for a rate of 60.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Lazio ended this match at a 23.8% clip by hitting 5 shots on target of 21 total shots. Lazio is averaging 1.59 goals per 90 minutes (27 goals in total) and have accounted for 16 assists in all matches for the year.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Lazio. Milinkovic-Savic has had a starting assignment in 186 matchups in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.22 goals per 90. The midfielder born in Spain has accumulated 40 goals scored in 16,317 professional minutes played. He has totaled 25 assists while accumulating 46 yellow card cautions in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Ciro Immobile, the forward hailing from Italy. He has helped on a goal 40 times so far in his career and he has scored 181 goals. Immobile has been on the field for 23,875 minutes during 270 starts and has been handed 50 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.68 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Lazio will be Pepe Reina. Reina has played for a total of 53,322 mins and has tallied 1,722 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 0.98 (582 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .751. The keeper from Spain has faced 2,298 shots sent his way in 594 career starts. Reina (313-150-130 mark in his career) has accounted for 237 shutouts, which gives him a 39.9% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, AS Roma went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Inter Milan. AS Roma finished with a 58.8% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by completing 503 out of their 563 passes they attempted for a percentage of 89.3%. AS Roma had 8 shots on target out of 14 shots attempted giving them a 57.1% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 36 goals and 26 assists in all matches, AS Roma is averaging 2.12 goals and 1.53 assists per 90.
Edin Dzeko should provide a spark for AS Roma. He scores 0.59 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 329 matches in his career. The forward hailing from Bosnia has been on the field for 30,601 professional minutes while scoring 201 goals. He has 53 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 60 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the forward who represents Armenia. He has tallied 103 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 73 different times. Mkhitaryan has been given a total of 38 yellow card cautions in 23,673 professional minutes played (264 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Pau Lopez will be looking after the goal for AS Roma. So far in his career, Lopez has conceded 195 goals and has totaled 392 stops in 134 starts. He has conceded 1.44 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 56-30-51. He is the owner of a save percentage of .686 and his clean sheet rate is 23.9%. Lopez has recorded 32 shutouts while defending 573 shots attempted against him in 12,220 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lazio (+202)
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