Lazio vs Genoa: Prediction and Betting Tips

17:30, Dec 17 2021
Lazio vs Genoa prediction for Friday’s Serie A clash at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Ninth-placed Lazio have 25 points ahead of their clash with relegation-threatened Genoa who are in 18th position with ten points. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

The defence needs to step up for Lazio

One win three defeats and a draw in their last five games saw Lazio collect four points out from a possible 15, and as a result, the Biancocelesti slipped down the table and out of a European spot. Coach Maurizio Sarri has work to do to restore the momentum Lazio had earlier this season and the team’s defensive issues are still the most pressing.

Indeed, the Biancocelesti conceded 13 goals in their last five matches and kept just one clean clean sheet in the last seven. Sarri’s high pressing style of play isn’t working as well as he would like and opponents are beating Lazio’s press too easily. On the other end of the pitch, the return of Ciro Immobile from injury has helped the Romans in the goal scoring department. However, the Italian international’s three goals in his last two matches weren’t enough for Lazio to register more than one win.

Genoa still looking for their first win under Shevchenko

In their worst start for a Serie A campaign in ten seasons, Genoa find themselves in the relegation zone after 17 rounds and to compound their misery, they lost to local rivals Sampdoria in the derby last time out making it a three-match losing streak ahead of their next test. Moreover, Rossoblu’s only win so far was in the third round of fixtures over Cagliari in Sardegna. 

The appointment of Andriy Shevchenko hasn’t helped Genoa to change their fortunes for the better. In fact, in five matches under the Ukrainian, Genoa grabbed just one point, (D1, L4). On the positive side though, Genoa have a better away record than at home as they travel to the Olimpico. However, on each of their last three visits to Rome to play Lazio, Genoa lost and conceded four goals on each occasion.

Lazio vs Genoa Prediction

Lazio’s recent unstable form continued as they lost to Sassuolo 2-1 in the last round. Certainly, having the worst defense among the top 13 teams is not helping Sarri to put on a winning streak. For that reason, the bookies are expecting a high-scoring game.

To illustrate, over 2.5 goals pays 1.66 at Vbet and that was the case in Lazio’s five of their last six matches. However, Genoa’s contribution of just one goal in their last five matches might make the bettors skeptical in favoring this outcome.

To conclude, we will back Lazio to have a very offensive-minded strategy in this game. In addition, given Genoa’s problems at the back, we think Immobile and co are capable of breaking them. Thus we will back over 2.5 goals in this match.

Lazio vs Genoa Betting Tips

Over 2.5 Goals 1.66 at Vbet

Under 9.5 corners 1.61 at Vbet

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