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Spezia are the guests at Stadio Olimpico di Roma on Saturday for the Serie A game with home team Lazio.
Our tips, poll and stats for Lazio v Spezia can all be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Lazio will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-1 Serie A victory over Udinese.
In that game, Lazio had 50% possession and 17 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lazio was Adam Marušić (37'). Udinese had 12 shots at goal with 3 on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Lazio have shown defensive steel. In fact, i Biancocelesti have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 13 goals during that time.
Spezia will go into this encounter after a 2-1 Serie A win in the defeat of Cagliari in their most recent match.
In that match, Spezia had 54% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Spezia, the goalscorers were Roberto Piccoli (49') and Giulio Maggiore (80'). Cagliari had 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. Gastón Pereiro (83') scored for Cagliari.
Looking at their form, and Spezia have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. In defence, Spezia seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That trend might not follow through into this game, however.
Heading into this contest, Spezia have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these sides was Serie A match day 10 on 05/12/2020 when it ended Spezia 1-2 Lazio.
On that occasion, Spezia managed 65% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorer was M'Bala Nzola (64').
For their opponents, Lazio had 4 shots at goal with 2 on target. Ciro Immobile (15') and Sergej Milinković-Savić (33') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniele Chiffi.
Team News: Lazio
Luis Alberto (Ankle Injury) and Luiz Felipe (Ankle Surgery) are unavailable for Lazio gaffer Simone Inzaghi. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Djavan Anderson and Joseph Marie Minala.
Team News: Spezia
Spezia manager Vincenzo Italiano has a number of players out of action. Nahuel Estévez (Corona virus), Federico Mattiello (Fitness), Riccardo Saponara (Unknown Injury), Titas Krapikas (Corona virus) and Ivan Provedel (Corona virus) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our thinking is that Spezia have it within them to put a goal past this Lazio side, although that probably shouldn’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a 2-1 winning score for Lazio when all is said and done. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Senad Lulić
Chairman: Claudio Lotito
Manager: Simone Inzaghi
Competitions: Serie A position 7
⭐ Key Man: Ciro Immobile
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Ciro Immobile was born in Torre Annunziata, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Juventus in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has managed 14 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 25 appearances.