Competition: Europa League
Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport
Looking to move one step closer to booking their spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, Lazio will make the trip to Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday evening.
Starting with the hosts, marking their return from November’s international break with what was a nightmare display on home soil, Lokomotiv Moscow have continued to show a host of inconsistencies this season. Eventually getting hit with a 2-1 defeat against Akhmat Grozny over the weekend, new boss Markus Gisdol appears to be struggling to adjust to life at the RZD Arena. Failing to win any of their last three matchups across all formats, despite thinking they had found a minor boost last month, Loko have remarkably won just a pair of their last 12 matchups, a run that stems all the way back to September 9th. Knowing that they could face another stern Europa League test on Thursday evening, Gisdol’s men have continued to struggle on home soil. Including their defeat against Akhmat Grozny over the weekend, Lokomotiv have lost three of their last four home fixtures.
As for the visitors, much like their midweek Rusian opponents, Lazio also marked their return from the international display with a flat display on home soil. Eventually getting hit with a 2-0 defeat against Juventus in Rome, Head Coach Maurizio Sarri will be demanding an immediate response on Thursday. Winning just one of their last four matchups across all formats, the Eagles will at least be glad to be leading the chase to book a spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League. Holding a one-point buffer over Marseille in that lucrative second-spot, Lazio will also be desperate to improve on their issues away from the Stadio Olimpico. Including back-to-back 2-2 draws away at Marseille and Atalanta, the midweek guests have failed to win any of their last seven contests on the road, a run that stems back to the end of August.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Lokomotiv Moscow vs Lazio 4/11 for Thursday’s Europa League showdown @ 888sport