Lazio – Dortmund PREDICTION (20.10.2020)

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Lazio – Dortmund SOCCER PICKS

Lazio and Borussia Dortmund meet at Stadio Olimpico, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is only one record of recent head-to-head meeting between these two teams, on 08-12-2018, which ended with Borussia Dortmund’s victory by (1‑0).

Lazio :

The home team had direct access to this group stage, which is why they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. In the last match they played, for Serie A, they lost to Sampdoria by (3‑0). In their last 10 home games Lazio has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 16 of the last 24 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.

Lazio comes to this game after a 3×0 victory in the visit to the Sampdoria stadium, thus adding the third consecutive game without a win in official matches. It should be noted that the hosts reach this group stage of the Champions League after finishing fourth in the Italian 19/20 championship. In this home game, coach Simone Inzaghi must maintain the 3-5-2, with Ciro Immobile and Joaquín Correa being the forwards of the team. Without no big surprises, the visiting team will offer possession of the ball to the rival, attacking in a more direct way. For this game, the home coach cannot count on Senad Lulic, Luiz Felipe, Silvio Proto, Adam Marusic, Bastos, Stefan Radu, Manuel Lazzari, Gonzalo Escalante and Denis Vavro, all with physical problems.

Borussia Dortmund :

The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, which is why it will play its first match in this edition of the competition. In their last game, for the Bundesliga, they beat Hoffenheim away by (0‑1). Borussia Dortmund has registered 7 wins and 3 losses in their last 10 away matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.

Borussia Dortmund comes to this match with a 0x1 victory in the visit to the Hoffenheim stadium, thus adding their second consecutive victory in official matches: Marco Reus scored the only goal for the team. It should be noted that the visitors finished the Bundesliga 19/20 in second position, thus obtaining the qualification for this group stage of the Champions League. In this game away from home, coach Lucien Favre must keep the team 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of possession and organized attacks through the flanks: Marco Reus has been very important in the offensive process of the team. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Nico Schulz, Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer, Thorgan Hazard and Tobias Raschl, all injured.


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