Lazio – FCSB Prediction & Preview and Betting Tips (22.02.2018)


Lazio and FCSB face each other in Stadio Olimpico, in a second leg of this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals), after in the first leg FCSB won at home (1-0).


The home team comes to this second leg with a disadvantage of 1 goal, in addition to the disadvantage of not having scored goals as a visitor in the first leg. In their last match, for the Serie A, they got a home win against Hellas Verona by (2-0). In the last 10 home matches Lazio has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. They have conceded goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 41 of the last 48 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 18 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).

Lazio live, most likely, its worst moment since the start of this season, since it does not win by six games and accumulated three consecutive defeats before beating Verona in the last day of the Italian league, which now occupies the fourth position. On the occasion, he had a great performance, especially in the offensive sector, having finished six times more than the opponent, then conquering Verona without difficulty inside the home, with a highlight for Immobile, who scored twice. However, in the first leg against Steaua Bucharest, in the home of the Romanians, the team suffered a defeat by the minimum score, which can easily revert in their domains, mainly if the attack presents the power that has been showing throughout the season. The 3-5-1-1 or 3-5-2 must be the tactical scheme adopted for this duel, with highlight for Luis Alberto in the offensive sector.


The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. In the last match they played, for the League I, they tied with Dinamo Bucharest away by (2-2). In the last 10 away matches FCSB has a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition.

FCSB is going through a great phase at the beginning of the year, taking into account that it has been unbeaten for six games, having won four of them, and suffered only two defeats in the eight matches played in 2018, considering all the competitions that it disputes and also the friendly ones. In the Romanian Championship, in which he occupies the vice-leadership, the team is undefeated since November last year and since then came to accumulate four wins in a row. In the Europa League, the Romanians managed to qualify in the second position of Group G, with the best defense of the group, which was confirmed in the first duel against Lazio, although the built advantage does not give much security, as a defeat by the minimum score will lead to the decision on penalties. It is very likely that the coach will organize the team in 4-2-3-1, with highlight for the Brazilian Junior Morales on the left flank.

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