Sassuolo v Lazio – Mapei Stadium at 14:00 GMT
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic insists Lazio “have the quality” to qualify for the Champions League as the Biancocelesti target a top-four finish in Serie A this season. The Serbian midfielder was speaking after the Aquile extended their unbeaten domestic run to seven games with victory over Lecce (4-2).
The win was Lazio’s fourth on the spin , and Milinkovic-Savic believes this could be the year the capital club finally return to Europe’s elite club competition. Dismissing the team’s poor continental form, he said, “We have failed the previous years, but this year we have the quality to get there.”
Simeone Inzaghi’s side have been electric in attacking areas, scoring at least twice in each of those aforementioned seven games. Indeed, only Atalanta can match Lazio’s underlying offensive numbers in Serie A this season, covering metrics such as Expected Goals (xG) and xG from open play.
Ciro Immobile has been the chief beneficiary, notching 14 goals in just 12 league outings this term, already making him Capocannoniere. The club have struck at least three times in five domestic fixtures and should be licking their lips ahead of a trip to a Sassuolo side that aren’t renowned for their defensive resilience.
Sassuolo can join the goals party
But despite their obvious threat in the final-third, Lazio are far from a watertight outfit themselves, especially outside of Rome. Inzaghi’s outfit have silenced only six of 25 hosts since the start of last season in Serie A, an encouraging trend to goals-based backers, as well as Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi.
With De Zerbi in charge, the Neroverdi are one of the most entraining teams around in Italy. Before the international break, Sassuolo beat regional rivals Bologna 3-1 to make it nine Over 2.5 Goals winners in their 11 encounters during 2019/20, continuing a fantastic run of high-scoring showdowns at home.
At their Mapei Stadium base, Sassuolo have now seen Over 2.5 Goals in 17 of 25 matches here since the beginning of last term with Over 3.5 Goals copping on 13 occasions. The Neroverdi have notched in 21 of those tussles and already been involved in goal-heavy thrillers against Inter, Atalanta and Roma this season.
Lazio have crossed the Over 2.5 Goals barrier in 9/12 (75%) contests, meaning collectively the pair have produced profit for Over 2.75 Goals backers in all bar five of their combined 23 games, 11 of which returned full-stakes pay-outs, with 15 delivering for Both Teams To Score backers.
Those matches averaged a whopping 3.62 goals per-game, highlighting the value in supporting a repeat at generous 1.75 quotes on Sunday.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Over 2.75 goals at 1.750
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