Lazio - Feyenoord predictions and free betting tips [07/11/2023]
Today Lazio will host Feyenoord in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage at the Olympic Stadium in Rome
Lazio: Provedel, Lazzari, Patrick, Romagnoli, Marusic, Guendouzi, Rovella, Luis Alberto, Felipe Anderson, Castellanos, Pedro.
Feyenoord: Bijlow, Nieukoop, Geertruida, Hancko, Hartman, Zerrouki, Stengs, Timber, Paixão, Jimenez, Ivanusec.
Lazio is currently in the 3rd spot in the group, accumulating 4 points. A defeat at home could essentially eliminate the club's chance of making it to the Champions League playoffs. In Serie A, the Romans are tenth on the leader board, having lost to Bologna 0:1 over the weekend. Manager Maurizio Sarri employs a 4-3-3 formation. Lazio has not been particularly prolific in terms of scoring this season, lacking a clear goal scorer. The club's winning goal, in fact, was scored by a goalkeeper in the final minutes of the first Champions League match. Against Feyenoord, Sarri did not anticipate such aggressive play from the opposition, as expressed by Pedro in the post-match press conference. Despite trying to create a new version of the team in Rome, Sarri's experiments have impacted the results negatively. Good news for the fans, Immobile is regaining fitness, scoring more and is ready to start soon. Without him, Lazio's attack appears toothless.
Feyenoord has a superior goal difference in the group and leads the quartet with 6 points. In the Eredivisie, the Rotterdammers have slowed their pace, occupying the third spot with 26 points, trailing PSV by 7 points. Head coach Arne Slot employs a 4-2-3-1 formation. In the previous round of the national championship, Feyenoord managed a hard-fought away victory against Waalwijk, winning 2:1. It's worth noting that Jimenez failed to convert a penalty in the first half. The Mexican is currently one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market, with Barcelona eyeing a deal. The Latin American forward has 15 goals to his name, and he also assists his teammates. We have a classic center-forward, who is already drawing comparisons to Uruguay's Suarez.
The teams have played 5 matches against each other, with Lazio winning 1 and losing 3. In the first leg, Feyenoord triumphed 3:1. The Dutch team dominated the first half, ceding possession to Lazio in the second half. Host striker Santiago Jimenez struck twice in the match.
Match prediction: Lazio - Feyenoord
Feyenoord currently looks like a team capable of causing an upset in the Champions League playoffs. Nonetheless, it's premature to overestimate the Dutch side, especially given their performance in the national championship. Sarri will learn from the defeat, as even in the first match, his charges terrorised the opposition's defence in the second half – the forwards just lacked the sharpness to score earlier. My bet is on a Lazio win.
Total Goals Prediction
Both teams play attacking football, with the Dutch being particularly aggressive. A bet on total over goals looks promising.