Lazio vs Sampdoria Prediction, 2/20/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lazio vs Sampdoria
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Lazio (-189) Sampdoria (+478)
Gaston Ramirez and Sampdoria (9-3-10, 9th in Serie A) head to Stadio Olimpico on Saturday where they'll take on Lazio (12-4-6, 5th in Serie A). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Pepe Reina for Lazio and Emil Audero for Sampdoria. Lazio are at -189 while Sampdoria are priced at +478. The total is set at 3.
Lazio faced Inter Milan in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. Lazio tried 8 dribbles in this match and were successful in 5 of those tries for a rate of 62.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.3% received passes percentage by converting 630 out of their 739 passing attempts in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Lazio wrapped this game up at a 40.0% rate by hitting 6 shots on target out of 15 shots. Lazio averages 1.68 g/90 (37 total goals) and have accounted for 25 assists in all games for the year.
Ciro Immobile is a player who should be able to impact this match for Lazio. He has accounted for 41 assists while accumulating 50 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Immobile has been in the starting lineup in 275 outings during his career and has 0.68 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Italy has totaled 184 goals in 24,280 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the midfielder hailing from Spain. Milinkovic-Savic has earned 16,767 minutes in 191 career starting assignments and has earned himself 47 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 26 times during his soccer career while scoring 42 total goals. He sports an average of 0.23 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Lazio is Pepe Reina. Reina (317-150-131 mark in his career) has 239 clean sheets, which gives him a 39.9% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Spain has had 2,311 shots tried at him in 599 career starts. His GA/90 is 0.98 (587 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 75.1. Reina has played for 53,772 minutes and has tallied 1,731 stops in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Sampdoria earned three points by winning 2-1 against Fiorentina. Sampdoria finished the match with a 58.8% successful dribble rate by completing 10 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 347 out of their 429 passes they tried for a rate of 80.9%. Sampdoria converted 3 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted which gave them a 37.5% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 33 goals and 25 assists in all competitions, Sampdoria has an average of 1.50 goals and 1.14 assists per 90 minutes.
Gaston Ramirez should be able to be counted on for Sampdoria. The forward representing Uruguay has been on the field for 15,845 professional minutes while earning 42 goals. He has accumulated 54 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times. He is currently averaging 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has started 187 matches in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Fabio Quagliarella, the forward representing Italy. He has scored 179 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 50 different times. Quagliarella has been handed a total of 47 yellow card cautions in 36,607 minutes played (422 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.44.
Emil Audero will be looking after the net for Sampdoria. In his career, Audero has allowed 182 goals and has racked up 392 saves in 130 starts. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 50-29-51. He has earned a save % of 70.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently 26.9%. Audero has accumulated 35 clean sheets while seeing 550 shots against him in 11,700 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lazio (-189)
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