Salzburg – Lazio is the most interesting fixture from the quarter-finals of the Europa League as the first leg ended with 6 goals. The game will start at 21:05 and it will take place on Red Bull Arena in Salzburg, Austria.
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional AR 1: Matej Jug (SVN)
Additional AR 2: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
Salzburg were unbeaten in 19 games before the downfall in Rome, a streak started from the group phase of last season. They reached the quarter final for the first time this season by beating German giants Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16. It was a great run for them so far and eliminating Borussia Dortmund was already a big achievement and they will hope to make a big surprise again. Last time out in the Tipico Bundesliga they lost away from home with 1-0 but they are still leading the championship with 8 points and they are most likely to win it again. Against Lazio they are clearly the second favorites but they looked very strong in the first match but in the end Lazio managed to be the strongest.
Salzburg: Walke – Ulmer – Caleta-Car – Ramalho – Lainer – Schlager – Berisha – Haidara – Yabo – Dabbur – Gulbrandsen
Lazio are one of the high scoring teams in the competition having netted 25 times in 11 matches. However, their defense had a fair bit of issues and conceded 12 in the process. So, they can be considered as a team capable of outscoring the opposition with little stability at the back. The weekend was a great one for them as they managed to proceed to the 3rd place in Serie A thanks to losses of Roma and Inter and a Champions League spot is possible for the next season. They are now unbeaten for 7 straight matches in all competitions. Their last defeat came against Juventus who are the leaders of Serie A and a strong contenders to win the title as well. This will be a hard game but with the win with 2 goals advantage from the first leg it will be a comfortable situation for them.
Lazio: Strakosha – Radu – Vrij – Felipe – Lulic – Milinkovic-Savic – Leiva – Alberto – Basta – Anderson – Immobile
Salzburg – Lazio: Head-to-Head
|05.04.18||EL||Lazio||Salzburg||4 : 2|
|02.12.09||EL||Salzburg||Lazio||2 : 1|
|17.09.09||EL||Lazio||Salzburg||1 : 2|
Salzburg – Lazio: Prediction
Part of Lazio’s recent scoring form is Ciro Immobile’s consistency, after he added the fourth in the first leg. The striker found the net once again at the weekend, which was his 27th goal of the season in Serie A. He will be looking forward to help his team again with a goal. In my opinion this will be a similar game with what we saw last week and a lot of goals are expected. Salzburg struggled home and away to Rijeka of Croatia in the Champions League qualifiers, while they’ve won just two of their last six in the Europa League. A win for Lazio is expected in this game to and Immobile has a good chance to score again.
Prediction: Lazio over 1.5 goals, Odds: 2.20
Secondary Prediction: Ciro Immobile to score anytime, Odds: 2.50
Stake: 6 units