Sunday’s football game at Brianteo pits Monza and Lazio, the two teams sitting on opposite halves of the table and having different objectives. You can live-bet on the Serie A action by using our sportsbook.
Monza: Decent Season
Newly promoted AS Monza entered Serie A for the first time in the club’s history and made an immediate statement. For almost any new team entering a top-flight league, the primary objective is always survival. However, Club President Silvio Berlusconi made it clear that AS Monza aims to compete for something bigger than dodging an immediate relegation back to Serie B.
They are now sitting 13th in the standings, 15 points above the danger zone, and playing very well for a newly promoted side. With continued investment in the club, the squad has the potential to fight for a European spot in two-three years.
A few youngsters and a few fringe players aside, Monza did not see any relevant players quit over the summer. On the other hand, many new faces arrived, while several loans were turned into permanent deals.
With a limited amount of players away on international duty this month, Monza has no change to their injury list, with Nicolo Rovella still sidelined with an ankle problem. However, there will need to be a reshuffle in defense and midfield, with Armando Izzo and Matteo Pessina serving one-game bans. If you’re betting online, you should expect them to find the back of the net on Sunday against Lazio.
Lazio: Great Run of Form
Lazio has produced a number of superb displays to see off the likes of leaders Napoli and Roma in recent weeks, and we’re expecting Maurizio Sarri’s side to continue their strong run with another hard-fought win in Lombardy.
With Napoli edging ever closer to a first Scudetto since 1990, Lazio is amongst a clutch of teams fighting for a Champions League spot, with Sarri’s side currently sitting second in the table, with a five-point cushion. Two or three dropped points will not be ideal for Lazio, particularly with Juventus on the horizon next weekend, and they still have some work to do to tick off a top-four spot at the end of the league campaign.
Having exited the Coppa Italia and the Europa Conference League, Maurizio Sarri’s troops now look to have an excellent chance of securing Champions League football, and we will continue to include them in our Serie A picks and parlays. Lazio’s only absentee this weekend will be the suspended Adam Marusic after he received a straight red card in the win over Roma. Toma Basic is expected to replace him in midfield, with the fit again Ciro Immobile ready to start.
Monza vs Lazio Head-to-Head
Lazio has gone five games unbeaten in Serie A after overcoming Roma at Stadio Olimpico, winning four contests. Even more impressively, the Biancocelesti have gone five league matches without conceding, and only runaway leader Napoli has shipped fewer than their 19 goals against in 27 Serie A outings this term.
Monza has gone three games without losing, drawing their last two against strugglers Cremonese and Verona. They lost November’s return fixture against Lazio, going down 1-0 on the road. Monza has picked up just one point from seven meetings with top-six opponents this season.
Monza vs Lazio Match Information
- Game: Monza (9-7-11) vs Lazio (15-7-5)
- Day/Time: Sunday, April 2nd, 9:00 a.m. ET
- Location: Brianteo, Monza
- Monza vs Lazio Live Stream: fubo.tv
Monza vs Lazio Betting Lines
Monza vs Lazio Picks and Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as favorites, priced at +105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Serie A odds, while the goal line is set at two.
Given the visitors’ recent defensive excellence, we expect them to return home with the three points and extend their great run of form. Neither team are flush with goals right now, with Monza netting a low-key five in their last six league matches. They will struggle to create against Lazio but have the necessary weapons to find the back of the net. Still, we expect an away win, so we’re backing Lazio.
The Monza is listed at +285 in our Vegas Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Monza, you have a chance to win $285. The Lazio is +105, offering a chance to win $105 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Monza a 25.97% chance to win, with Lazio at 48.78%.