Lazio vs Salzburg – Europa League: Lazio and Salzburg play this Thursday in Roman soil, on a match of the 1st leg of the Europa League’s quarter-finals
Lazio is in 5th place of the Italian Serie A with 57 points conquered, thanks to a record of 17 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses.
So far, the Roman side counts with 73 goals scored (best attack of the competition) and 39 goals conceded, which results on an average of 3.7 goals per match.
Their record at home has been positive, with the team getting 8 wins on the 15 matches they’ve played at the Stadio Olimpico.
On this Europa League, Lazio advanced in 1st place of Group K with 13 points, having then eliminated Steaua on the 16th finals and Dynamo Kiev on the 8th finals.
Salzburg occupies the lead of the Austrian Bundesliga with 65 points conquered, thanks to a record of 19 wins, 8 draws and 1 loss. When it comes to goals, they count with 61 goals scored and 19 goals conceded, presenting an average of 2.9 goals per match.
Their record away from home has been good, with the team recording 8 wins on the 13 matches they’ve played as visitors.
On the Europa League’s group stage, Salzburg finished in 1st place of Group I with 12 points, having then eliminated Real Sociedad and Borussia Dortmund on the two following rounds.
Lazio vs Salzburg – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Lazio has the attacking sector as their main strength, and they even managed to score in 20 of the 23 matches they’ve played at home so far on the season.
On the knockout rounds, the quality of the teams is more similar, and the Austrian side has been struggling to maintain the defensive consistency they had presented on the group stage, conceding goals in 3 of the 4 matches played so far.
That way, it seems clear to me that we’ll have some goals of the home side here, but not just that, since Lazio isn’t that solid on their defensive sector, actually conceding goals in 7 of the 10 matches they’ve played on this edition of the Europa League.
Salzburg has also been competent on the finishing chapter, scoring in 12 of the last 13 matches played in all competitions, and therefore,
I believe that the most interesting selection for this match is “Both teams to score”.
|Both teams to score||