Lazio – Genoa SOCCER PICKS
Lazio and Genoa meet at Stadio Olimpico, in a match for the 5th round of Serie A. The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 3 victories for each team in the last 6 matches. But the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 05-02-2018, for Serie A, which ended Genoa’s victory by (1-2). M. Parolo (59 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Lazio, and G. Pandev (55′) and D. Laxalt (90 ‘), for Genoa. the Genoa presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 2 wins and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 8 th position, with 6 points won. In the last match, they won in an away match against Empoli by (0-1), after in the previous match they won (1-0) at home, against Frosinone. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 15 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Apollon by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Lazio has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Lazio enters this day motivated, after a home win, by 2-1, in the reception to Apollon, for the Europa League: Luis Alberto and Immobile marked the goals of the victory. The home team usually acts in a traditional 5-3-2, favoring rapid transitions and attacks through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the two most advanced players will be Caicedo and Luis Alberto. In the midfield it is possible that Murgia, Milinkovic-Savic and Badelj act. Coach Simone Inzaghi will not be able to count on Berisha, Stefan Radu, Jordan Lukaku and Luiz Felipe, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sassuolo, by (5-3). In the last match, they won in a home match against Bologna, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Genoa has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 8 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Genoa enter this motivated match, after a 1-0 home win at the reception at Bologna: Piatek, at minute 69, was the hero of the match making the only goal. The visiting team usually acts in a traditional 5-3-2, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the two most advanced players will be Piatek and Pandev. In the midfield it is possible that act Mazzitelli, Hiljemark and Bessa. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Favilli, Sandro and Lisandro López, for being injured.