Lazio vs Zulte-Waregem
UEFA Europa League
Date: 28th September 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico.
Zulte-Waregem suffered a real disaster in the opening round of Europa League when they conceded as many as five goals to Nice in front of their fans.
The visit to Italian capital might likely turn into yet another nightmare trip for the Belgians who will have a mission impossible to avoid a defeat against an in-form Lazio side in the second round of the competition this Thursday.
Biancocelesti quickly recovered from a demolishing 1-4 defeat to Napoli in mid-week as they notched three without conceding a single goal in thumping of Verona at the weekend.
Simone Inzaghi’s men are still in the top four teams in Serie A standings and they managed a last-gasp win over Vitesse in the first round of Europa League (2-3).
Francky Dury managed to improve the atmosphere in his team’s dressing room after the mentioned Europa League disaster against Nice.
Zulte have picked up three wins on the trot ever since, including the super important away victory over Gent at the weekend (0-1) thanks to a goal from Ivan Saponjic.
Lazio vs Zulte-Waregem: Head to head
The two teams have not had the chance to play each other previously.
Lazio vs Zulte-Waregem: Prediction
The clash with the Belgians will be a fantastic opportunity for Ciro Immobile (who was on target in the victory over Vitesse) to add to his season’s tally (eight goals in six Serie A outings) and we’ll back him to find the back of the net at 1/2 odds.
Lazio are obviously massive favourites and everything but a demolishing win for the hosts at Stadio Olimpico would represent a shock for us.
Lazio vs Zulte-Waregem: Bets
The first pick is Ciro Immobile to score anytime at the odds of 1/2 @ William Hill.
The second option is Lazio -1.5 handicap at 3/5 @ Betfair.