Lazio vs Sassuolo
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Kick-off at 16:15 UK/ 17:15 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico.
The Eagles really did themselves a disservice with their unimpressive performances since the lockdown was lifted. They were in line to give a good fight for the title. However, they now find themselves placed seven points below Juve.
Last match-day was a gift of a fixture for Simone Inzaghi’s men – as they were pitted against one of the worst teams in the competition, while the Old Lady had to take on AC Milan. And both the title-hopefuls went on to lose their respective fixtures.
However, Maurizio Sarri’s men have a tough match-up this weekend against Atalanta, and if the Eagles manage to win this upcoming game, they still might be in the race – especially considering that they have a fixture against the Old Lady remaining.
Considering the form of Inzaghi’s men at home, along with their h2h superiority against Neroverdi, expect a Lazio win this Saturday.
Lazio vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Eagles had won the reverse fixture with a 1-2 scoreline on the road.
- They had also recorded eight of the preceding ten overall wins.
- It’s been four years since they have lost against this rival.
- Ten of the previous thirteen match-ups had goals from both teams.
- Not once have the guests failed to score at this stadium.
Lazio vs Sassuolo: Prediction
Inzaghi’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last game week, against Lecce. Meanwhile, Roberto De Zerbi’s men registered a 1-2 victory away from home against Bologna.
As things stand, the Eagles have the advantage. They are determined to give the toughest of fights for the title, and they hope Juve would lose against Atalanta, while they themselves could secure the victory.
Consider that they have won an impressive 21 of their preceding 25 home fixtures, and they have lost just twice at this venue since May of 2019. One of these losses had come against AC Milan, and the other had come in the Europa League.
They had also won the reverse fixture, and had recorded eight of the past ten overall h2h wins. Moreover, they had won four of the last six h2h games at this stadium, and had scored a total of 16 goals in the process.
Taking into account these observations, expect Lazio to win this weekend.
However, understand that Zerbi’s men are chasing the European spots, and that they are on a three-match winning run, as well as were unbeaten in eight of their former ten games. They had also scored a total of 15 goals from their past five overall match-ups.
Importantly, not once have they failed to score at this venue in h2h matches, and in fact, have scored twice or more in all but two visits.
As such, count on both teams to score goals.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 16 of their former 22 road trips.
Lazio vs Sassuolo: Betting Tips
Lazio to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).