Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Stadio Olimpico will host Tuesday’s football game between Lazio and Borussia Dortmund. The Biancocelesti return to the elite competition following a five-year absence, and, no doubt, they are going to live their hearts on the field in their opener. The good news for the hosts is that Ciro Immobile returns from a domestic ban, and given Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s form with the Serbian national team, we are positive that the hosts are going to find the net against Borussia Dortmund.
Lucien Favre’s men, on the other hand, will surely rely on Norway rising star Erling Haland. Given Borussia’s attacking potential, we are positive that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. It has to be noted that Belgium international Thorgan Hazard remains in the recovery room for the visitors. It has to be noted that 13 goals in total have been netted in the previous three meetings between the two clubs.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Lazzari):
Born in Valdagno, Italy on November 29, 1993, Manuel Lazzari is a midfielder who plays for Serie A side SPAL. Lazzari played for the youth teams of Montecchio Maggiore at the start of his football career and in 2011 he moved to Delta Rovigo.
After spending the 2011/2012 season at the club, Manuel Lazzarri joined Giacomense in the summer of 2012 and it has to be noted that he made 24 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2012/2013 season the 174-cm-tall footballer moved to SPAL and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Manuel Lazzari had seven assists in 39 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Italian elite division. His main position is right midfield, but he can play as both right-back and right winger if needed. Manuel Lazzari’s contract with SPAL should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.