Saturday, April 17, 2021

Lazio 8/5 to beat Zenit in Wednesday’s Champions League matchup

Competition: Champions League

Market: Lazio win

Odds: 8/5 @ 888sport

Hoping to extend their buffer at the top of Group F in midweek, Lazio will make the trip out to Russia on Wednesday evening when they face off against Zenit.

Starting with the hosts, while Zenit might have managed to make a much-needed return to winning ways over the weekend thanks to a 2-0 win away at Khimki, it doesn’t cover what has been a worrying rut for the Lions. Opening their Champions League campaign with a sluggish 2-1 defeat against Club Brugge on home soil, Head Coach Sergei Semak finds his side sat at the bottom of Group F and seen as a standout pick to lift the wooden spoon this season. Also last seen on European duties getting hit with a late 2-0 defeat away at German giants Borussia Dortmund, Zenit do hold a real reputation for their struggles on Champions League duties. Continuing on from last season, the Blues have collected just three points over their last six appearances.

As for the visitors, while Lazio might have been disappointed to have only collected a 1-1 draw away at Club Brugge last week, the Eagles still find themselves at the top of Group F. Really shocking many across Europe as they opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 romp against Borussia Dortmund on home soil, the Italians do hold a real reputation for their recent displays in the final third. Now unbeaten in their last four contests across all formats and winning three of those appearances, it is well worth keeping an eye out for attacking MVP Ciro Immobile on Wednesday evening. Once again finding the net in their dramatic 4-3 win away at Torino over the weekend, the 30-year-old has scored in his last three matchups on the spin and already opened his European account against BVB last month.

Bet: Lazio 8/5 to beat Zenit in Wednesday’s Champions League matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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