On Saturday, April 3, 2021, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Lazio vs Spezia in Matchday 29 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in seventh with a record of 15-4D-8L (49 points) and the Bianconeri sit in fifteenth with a record of 7W-8D-13L (29 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Lazio and Spezia.
Background & Insights
Lazio have won both previous matches against Spezia, however, each victory has come away from home: 5-2 in the Quarter-final of the 1940/41 Coppa Italia and 2-1 in this season’s reverse fixture.
Lazio have scored the most goals in the first 15 minutes of games in Serie A TIM this season (10), while only Benevento (eight) have conceded more goals than Spezia (seven) during this period.
Lazio are unbeaten in their last 29 home games against newly-promoted sides in Serie A TIM (W23 D6), keeping 18 clean sheets in the process.
Lazio could win eight home Serie A TIM games in a row for the first time since 1999 under Sven-Göran Eriksson.
Only Crotone (16 games) are on a longer run without a draw than Lazio among current Serie A TIM sides: 12 (W9 L3).
Lazio’s Ciro Immobile (149) could score his 150th goal in Serie A TIM, eight years and 220 days after netting his first – only three players in the history of the competition have reached this milestone in less time; Gunnar Nordahl (5 years, 25 days) Giuseppe Meazza (6 years, 98 days), and Stefano Nyers (7 years, 111 days).
Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been involved in five goals in his last five games against newly-promoted sides in Serie A TIM (three goals and two assists), including a goal and an assist in the reverse match against Spezia.
Spezia have scored 36 goals in the current league season, the last newly-promoted side to score more after MD28 in a Serie A TIM campaign was Palermo in 2014/15 (38 goals).
Spezia have gained the most points from a losing position in Serie A TIM in 2021 (eight).
Spezia’s Roberto Piccoli has the highest shot conversion rate in Serie A TIM this season (36%: 4 goals from 11 shots) among the players who have attempted at least 10 shots. The striker, born in 2001, has scored three goals in his last four league appearances.