Lazio vs Spezia Prediction, 4/3/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lazio vs Spezia
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico in Roma, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Lazio (-271) Spezia (+701)
Emanuel Gyasi and Spezia (7-8-13, 15th in Serie A) travel to Stadio Olimpico on Saturday where they'll meet Lazio (15-4-8, 7th in Serie A). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Pepe Reina for Lazio and Jeroen Zoet for Spezia. The Eagles are at at +701 while Lazio are at -271. The over/under is set at 3.
Lazio played Udinese in their last matchup and walked away with a win by a score of 1-0. Lazio tried 13 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 8 of those tries for a percentage of 61.5%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 82.8% rate by completing 395 out of their 477 pass targets last contest. In terms of shooting accuracy, Lazio finished the game at a 37.5% clip by landing 6 shots on target of 16 shots. Lazio is averaging 1.59 goals per 90 (43 total goals) and have tallied 30 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Ciro Immobile is a guy who can be a difference maker for Lazio. Immobile has started 280 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.67 G/90. The forward from Italy has totaled 184 goals scored in 24,658 minutes played. He has 42 assists while accumulating 50 yellow cards in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the midfielder born in Spain. He has assisted on a goal 28 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 43 total goals. Milinkovic-Savic has earned 17,217 mins in 196 career starts and has been handed a total of 47 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Lazio is Pepe Reina. Reina (320-150-133 record in his career) has recorded 241 clean sheets, which has earned him a 39.9% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from Spain has faced 2,326 shots tried at him in 604 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.99 (594 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 75.0. Reina has been on the pitch for 54,222 mins and has tallied 1,741 saves in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Spezia went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Cagliari. Spezia finished the match with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by converting 4 of the 6 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 344 of the 431 attempted passes for a rate of 79.8%. Spezia connected on 5 shots on target out of 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 41.7% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 36 goals and 25 assists for all their games, Spezia sports an average of 1.29 goals and 0.89 assists per 90 min.
Emanuel Gyasi will need to be on top of his game for Spezia. The forward hailing from Ghana has accumulated 6,557 mins and he has scored 15 goals. He has accumulated 19 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. He has an average of 0.21 goals per 90 minutes and has started 75 contests so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for M'Bala Nzola, the forward representing France. He has 16 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 2 times. Nzola has been handed 8 yellow cards in 4,361 professional minutes (47 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.33.
Jeroen Zoet will be residing in front of the net for Spezia. Zoet has tallied 91 clean sheets and has defended 964 shots tried against him in 25,395 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 72.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.2%. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 173-51-58. Thus far in his career, Zoet has allowed 306 goals while totaling 687 stops in 283 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Spezia (+701)
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