Lazio v Padova: friendly match
On September 1, a friendly match Lazio – Padova will take place. Both teams have begun preparations for the new season. For the Romans, this will already be the second control game, while the guests will have their first match in a month and a half. How will the match end? Read about it in our forecast.
Before the start of last season, Lazio hardly set itself the goal of winning the Scudetto. Nevertheless, the club missed a real chance to finally dethrone Juventus, which has no equal for several years in a row. The coronavirus is also partly to blame, since before the long pause, Simone Inzaghi’s wards were on the move, and in the summer they did not succeed in extending the victorious pace. But the fourth place for the team is a good achievement. The leadership clearly does not intend to lower the bar lower now.
The club played its first match in preparation for the start in Serie A against Trieste (2: 2), playing in Serie C. Let’s see how things go today.
“Padova” can hardly be satisfied with their last season, since they took only sixth place in the standings. There were chances to return to Serie B through the playoffs, but here, too, the team failed, being relegated to the 1/8 finals by Juventus youth team with a score of 0: 2.
The main problem for the team was associated with poor performance. If on the whole everything seemed good in defense, then in offense you will not find such optimism. Yes, for a strong middle peasant or a little higher for the third-strongest Italian division, 35 goals would be enough for the eyes. But in order to qualify for a promotion, you need to score at least a dozen more goals (not to the detriment of defense, of course).
The last meeting between the clubs took place four years ago. Then in a friendly match the “white-blue” ones turned out to be stronger – 2: 1;
The last official match took place even in the last century, namely in 1996. Then Lazio was also stronger – 3: 1;
The hosts have not left the field without a goal for six games in a row.
Considering the fact that the meeting is informal, it makes no sense to even consider betting options on the favorite. The capital team has already played a match with an opponent of a similar level – it drew, using an extensive rotation.
Our prediction is the hosts ‘ individual total over (2.5) with 1.65 odds from bookmaker 1x