Quick Picks with Jeff Nadu: Serie A, Lazio vs. Sassuolo
By: Jeff Nadu (@JeffNadu)
Back with another Serie A selection and breakdown. As always you can follow me on Twitter @jeffnadu
This a fascinating match, and I’m going to bet a few different things here in the same game. If you follow my picks, you know I like this Sassuolo side. They have won 3 in a row and have scored two or more goals in 5 straight games. In those five games, they’ve bagged 15 goals. They now sit at 8th in the table and are eyeing a Europa League spot. It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. Sassuolo is a small town with just 30k people. They come into this game as a huge underdog, and I have to tell you I don’t understand why. Lazio comes into this match struggling since the restart. In the five games since then, they’ve lost 3 of them and have given up ten goals, which isn’t healthy for a side that’s been quite good defensively. This is truly a game where two sides are just going opposite ways, so I will have a smaller stake on Sassuolo to get a result. It’s also important to mention, the psychological blow to Lazio could be concerning, after losing to Lecce, they are now playing for pretty much nothing. Sassuolo will be up for this one. My main play, though, is going to be on the goals market. Both teams are scoring here, both play an attacking game of football and have plenty of firepower. Lazio is 2nd in the league in goals scored, and Sassuolo, as I said before, is flying going forward right now. This league and both of these sides have been OVER machines going over in all their games since the restart. This should be a fun one.
Lazio/Sassuolo Both teams to score and OVER 2.5 (-140)
Sassuolo Draw Double Chance (+150) (covers both draw and win)
SCORE PREDICTION: 2-2