After an impressive breakout season in Serie A, Lazio get a taste of Champion’s League football this week. Lazio will play host to side Borussia Dortmund at the Stadio Olimpico with kickoff at 8 pm.
It will mark Lazio’s first time taking part in the Champions League since their triumphant 2007-08 season. It mark’s Dortmund’s five campaign in the Champions League without any successive wins.
Lazio had an impressive 2019-20 season managing to finish fourth in Serie A with five points behind Serie A champions Juventus. The season saw Immobile hold the record for Europe’s top scorer with a goal tally of 36 league goals. The display saw the Italian win the European Golden Shoe.
It is proving to be a difficult start for the Italian with only one goal so far in Serie A. The star saw a red card during their loss to Sampdoria and will be looking for redemption this Tuesday in the Champions League. The 30-year-old is no stranger to their opponents spending the 2014-15 season at Dortmund managing three goals from 24 appearances.
Lucien Favre is having a real go to the Bundesliga title currently third on the table. The Yellow and Blacks recently registered a 1-0 win against Hoffenheim, making it three wins and one loss in their past four matches. Both sides are drawn in Group F alongside Zenit St. Petersburg and Club Brugge.
Lazio vs Borussia Head to Head
Both sides have only one game against each other with Borussia Dortmund taking the win while Lazio without a win yet. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Sampdoria 3-0 Lazio
Lazio 1-1 Inter Milan
Lazio 1-4 Atalanta
Cagliari 0-2 Lazio
Lazio 0-0 Benevento
Hoffenheim 0-1 Dortmund
Dortmund 4-0 FC Freiburg
Bayern 3-2 Dortmund
Augsburg 2-0 Dortmund
Dortmund 3-0 Monchengladbach
Lazio Team News
Inzaghi will be without the services of captain Senad Lulic out with an ankle injury. Loanee Andreas Perreira is out with an illness while Silvio Proto out with an arm injury. Stefan Radu is out with a hamstring injury.
Borussia Dortmund Team News
Injury concerns for Lavre ahead of the match is the unavailability of Marcel Schmelzer (ankle), Dan-Axel Zagadou (ankle) and Nico Schulz (calf). Thorgan Hazard and Lukasz Piszczek recently picked up knocks and are unlikely to make the starting lineup.
Prediction and Odds
Lazio is not currently on their best form from last year, and we expect Dortmund to make the most.
Goals Over 2.5
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