Lazio vs Venezia Preview and Prediction – Serie A Round 29

Lazio and Venezia are meeting for a match of utmost importance for both teams as the side from the capital fight for a spot in Europe’s top two competitions while the visitors fight for their rights to another Serie A season.

Both teams are leaky cauldrons as they have conceded more goals than half the sides in the 2020/21 season of the Serie A. However, attacking prowess is what separates both sides.

A loss for either side could mean next to zero chances of the UEFA Champions League or Europa League for Lazio, and even more work to be done to escape relegation for Venezia.

As is typical of matches like these, we can predict that both teams will give it their all in this fixture because the alternative outcomes could be unfavorable for both teams.

Form Guide: Lazio

Lazio go into the game on the back of a 3-0 win against another struggling side, Cagliari. The performance was typical of the Biancocelesti this season, who have only done enough to hang around the European qualification places, failing when faced with top half opposition.

Luck shines on them again with another match against a struggling side, who they beat 3-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. Lazio’s form at home is also something that the visiting team Venezia will be worried about. They have won 54 percent of their home games this season and have secured an average of two Serie A points every home game.

As was mentioned earlier, goalscoring is not a bother for the club from the capital, with their 57 goals scored in 28 games this season being second only to Inter’s 60.

Form Guide: Venezia

Venezia, as expected, are struggling in their first season back in the Serie A in two decades. The Winged Lions have taken a mere four points from their last six Serie A matches where they were outscored 13-6. Venezia are also on a two-match losing streak going into the game with Lazio.

They also have had one of the worst away forms in the league this season with only three wins, three draws, and seven losses. Being in the bottom half also means that they are not scoring enough goals, with their average goal ratio of 0.93 goals per match being an indictment on their attacking quality.

Lazio vs Venezia Prediction

This game is only likely going to end one way and that is in a victory for Lazio. A return to action for the injured Venezia players – the Winged Lions have six players injured with two suspended – would not do much to change this outcome.

A straight win for Lazio is the only pick, but the safety pick will be over 2.5 goals as Lazio tend to score 3 goals or more in fixtures like these.

A value tip could be backing Lazio to score a penalty because the Biancocelesti have been awarded and scored more penalties than all other teams this season.

Anytime Goalscorer

Ciro Immobile is the likely candidate as these games are where he thrives the most and there is a good chance he could get on the scoresheet.