Prediction Serie A: Lazio - Genoa
- Title : Prediction Serie A: Lazio - Genoa
The second day of the 34th matchday of the championship starts, which will be a very decisive game for the Champions League spots. The early lunch hour will see the match between Lazio and Genoa with Lazio looking for a desperate assault on the places valid for the next Champions League. Instead, Genoa still have to mathematically secure safety from relegation, even if the victory in the last round against Spezia put them in a better position than the other contenders.
Lazio are in sixth position in the Serie A standings with 61 points - with the match against Torino still to be played - and a distance of five points compared to Juventus, Napoli and Milan who occupy equal points in the third, fourth and fifth. place. Lazio are having a wonderful second round with six wins in the last seven games and the only stop came in the away match in Naples. The victory in the last round against Milan allowed Inzaghi's team to come closer to a Champions league spot and they are even having a pending recovery match against Torino.
Lazio pays mostly for a very problematic start of the season, due to concurrent commitments in the Champions League which limited the use of Lazios top-players causing them to lag behind in the standings. Since then, Lazio has resumed scoring continuously and has managed to put together a good series of useful results and in fact there are eight games in a row in which they managed to score, with 18 goals scored.
Genoa occupies the thirteenth place in the ranking with 36 points and with an advantage of five points compared to the third to last place currently occupied by Benevento, Torino and Cagliari. Ballardini's team has won only two of the last ten games played - against Parma and Spezia - but the last against Spezia has allowed them to maintain the advantage over Cagliari after their victory against Roma. Genoa are now getting closer and closer to a safety spot and to stay in the top league for next season.
Genoa have not been impressive in the offensive department, in fact with only 37 goals scored they have the second worst attack in the league doing better only than Parma who scored 36. In addition to the victory over the Spezia, in the last five away games they have four defeats with nine goals conceded and just three made.
Inzaghi will not have the injured Escalante and the suspended Acerbi available, while Luiz Felipe and Caicedo are still in doubt due to physical problems. In goal there will be Reina, while in defense will play Marusic, Radu and one between Hoedt and Parolo in the middle instead of Acerbi. On the outside of the midfield there will be Lazzari on the right with one of Fares and Lulic for the left wing. In the middle of the field Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto will act from inside with the duel between Lucas Leiva and Parolo for the post as midfielder. In attack, Immobile and Correa.
Genoa coach Ballardini must renounce the suspended Pandev and the injured Pellegrini. Defending the posts will be Perin who will have Masiello, Radovanovic and Criscito in front of him. On the flanks there will be Biraschi and Zappacosta, while at the center next to Strootman there should be Badelj and Zajc even if Behrami and Rovella are hoping for a start from the first minute. for the two forward places avaliable, it will be between Scamacca, Destro, Pjaca and Shomurodov.
Lazio (3-5-2): Reina; Marusic, Hoedt, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Correa, Immobile. Coach. S. Inzaghi
Genoa (3-5-2): Perin; Masiello, Radovanovic, Criscito; Biraschi, Strootman, Badelj, Zajc, Zappacosta; Scamacca, Destro. Coach. Ballardini
|Prediction||Lazio -1 (Asian lines)|
|Start Time||12:30 : 02-May-21|