Soccer Picks: Lazio vs. Fenerbache

Mike Richardson

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:50 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013 6:50 PM UTC

Lazio take on Fenerbache in what is possibly going to be a thrilling Europa League decider. Regardless of the score there is no reason why you can't make a decent profit from this match if you follow my tips.


The previous game between these two sides played in Turkey ended 2-0 to the home side. That sort of home advantage and the fact that they stopped Lazio scoring those all-important away goals means that the Turks are fancied to go through. The bookies have Fenerbache progressing to the semi-final stages at 1/5 while Lazio making it through is 10/3.

As a side note, it is interesting to note that Fenerbache is 9/1 to win the Europa League while Lazio is 20/1 on the betting odds with most books.

Looking Back

Looking at the last five games Lazio has had a somewhat hot and cold run they've got two wins two losses and a single draw in their last five games in all competitions but more significantly they haven't won since the end of March which was an Italian league victory. Fenerbache by comparison are undefeated in their last five and have won their last four games straight and in fact have just conceded two goals across their last five games. What is also slightly worrying for Lazio is the fact that Fenerbache kept to clean sheets at home in their last two home games and won the last three games by the same 2-0 scoreline. A repeat of that score is available at 25/1 and a straightforward Fenerbache win is available at 7/2.

You may call me an old romantic if you wish but I'm backing something a lot more interesting than that. I think that Lazio will win this game something that the bookies have down at 10/11 but I don't think they can to book their place in the semi-finals quite so easily.

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Goals Win Games

We all know that Lazio can score and only failed to find the back of the net in two of their last five games and have scored six goals in their last five, although half of those came against Stuttgart in mid-March.

Lazio know that they need to score to stand any chance at all of going through and two goals is the very minimum that they need I think they can come out of the blocks very sharp I think they can to get the goals that they need therefore I am confident in predicting they should bet on the away side winning at the break and winning on 90 minutes, available at 15/8 for our sports picks.

The script then gets a little more, complicated as I think this game will be a straightforward reverse of score the last time the sides met forcing extra time before the Italians make it through to the next round, something which you can bet on it 3/1 with the sports books.

Free Soccer Picks: Lazio win 2-0 available at 8/1 with sport bet.

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