Two sides that are in desperate need of three points will meet in Serie A this weekend, as Lazio and Spezia clash.
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It has been a disappointing run of Serie A form for Lazio at the start of this season, as they have won just four of their nine league games. That run of form means that they are three points outside of the Europa League and Champions League places at present. However, they will certainly take confidence from the fact that the difference isn’t that big, and they can go some way to narrowing that gap this weekend as they can claim three points against Spezia. Lazio’s recent upturn in form was ended this past weekend, as they lost their first game in four. That defeat came against Udinese, as Lazio were way below the performances levels that we have come to expect from them. They were 3-0 down with 20 minutes remaining, but Ciro Immobile did manage to pull one goal back as a consolation.
The aim for Spezia will be avoiding relegation, but they will need to pick up more wins to achieve that. They have won just twice so far this season. Only Juventus have drawn more games than Spezia so far, as they have drawn four games. All of those draws have come in their last six fixtures, including the draw that they picked up against Cagliari. Emmanuel Gyasi and M’Bala Nzola scored the goals. The latter of which was a 94th minute penalty that salvaged a point in the game. This will be another big challenge for Spezia this weekend, but confidence would have been boosted after snatching a point against Cagliari.
Spezia vs Lazio Team News
Lazio will be missing Silvio Proto for this testing away fixture, as he isn’t expected to return to training from an arm injury until December. Meanwhile, Spezia will be without Andrej Galabinov, Juan Ramos and Giuseppe Mastinu. However, they could have Jeroen Zoet back fit for this game.
Spezia vs Lazio Prediction
This will be the first competitive meeting between these sides, and Lazio will be looking to get back to winning ways. It will be a difficult challenge for Lazio as Spezia draw a lot of games, but we expect them to have the quality. There could be goals in this game, which means that the over 2.5 goals bet could be a strong chance.
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