FCSB vs Lazio
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK
Venue: Arena Nationala (Bucharest).
A real buzz is expected in and around Arena Nationala on Thursday evening when the likes of Lazio come to visit the Romanian capital for their last 32 round tie. Biancocelesti won’t come into the game in high spirits after losing three games on the bounce in Serie A. Such a dreadful streak has dropped them out of the top four in the league standings halting their push for the Champions League football next term.
Can Simone Inzaghi’s men rebound from recent failures on Thursday evening? It won’t be an easy task at all for the Romans given they’ll be up against a well-motivated side at crowded stadium. FCSB have made a phenomenal start to their Europa League campaign, but back-to-back losses in last two rounds have dropped them into the second place behind Viktoria Plzen who were rewarded for such accomplishment with the much easier draw (the Czechs are playing Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade for the place in the last 16 round).
Whilst Nicolae Dica’s men have been almost impeccable in home matches in their domestic league (eight wins and a draw in last nine outings), their defensive line has shown vulnerabilities in Europa League as the team has only clinched a single point from last two matches against Hapoel Be’er Sheva (1-1) and Lugano (1-2).
FCSB vs Lazio: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head meeting between these two teams.
FCSB vs Lazio: Prediction
The quality is on Lazio’s side, but their defensive line has been super easy to break down of late. Nonetheless, Biancocelesti will be much more dangerous moving forward now that their star man Ciro Immobile is recovered from the injury.
Backing a high-scoring contest seems to just be the way to go and we’ll take the Over 2.5 goals FT bet as the 1.80 odds all day long.
For more adventurous tipsters, Lazio to win & BTTS is priced up at 4.00.
FCSB vs Lazio: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80
Lazio to win & BTTS @ 4.00