Lazio are currently sitting in third place in Group F of the UEFA Europa League. It’s the tightest group, with all four teams on 5 points. If Lazio make it past the group stage, will they struggle in the latter stages of the tournament?
A Closer Look at Group F
All four teams have 5 points after 4 games, and the only thing that sets each team apart is the goal difference. Each team has played 4, won 1, drawn 2, and lost 1. Dutch side Feyenoord who play in the Eredivisie, are currently at the top of the table with a +4 GD (goal difference), having scored 12 and let in 8. FC Midtjylland are in second with a +3 GD (scored 9, let in 6). Lazio have a -2 GD (scored 7, let in 9), and SK Sturm Graz are at the bottom of the table with a -5 GD (scored 3, let in 8).
Lazio’s Results So Far
In the first group stage match of the Europa League, Lazio got off to a winning start, beating Feyenoord 4-2 at home. In their second game, they lost 5-1 away to Midtjylland before a goalless draw against SK Sturm Graz in their next match. When they next played SK Sturm Graz, they could only manage a 2-2 draw. On Thursday, October 27th, the Biancocelesti play Midtjylland at home, and then their final group stage match is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 3rd, when they play Feyenoord away.
Who Could Lazio Face if They Make It Past the Group Stage?
If Lazio do make it past the group stages, some of the teams they could face are Arsenal, Fenerbahçe S.K., Real Betis, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, SC Freiburg, and Ferencvárosi TC. Those who manage to purchase Arsenal tickets will know the significant threat they pose to Lazio. The Gunners are performing exceptionally this season, meaning the Italian outfit will have to match that level and get a little lucky to get through.
What Are the Chances of Lazio Winning the Europa League?
To find out whether or not Lazio can win the Europa League this year, the best thing to do would be to look to some of today’s most trusted online sports betting sites to see what kind of odds they are currently offering for Lazio to win the tournament outright. For example, at many of the most reputable sites, Lazio are currently around seventh joint-odds-on favourites to win the Europa League, and they are priced at roughly +2,500 in American/Moneyline odds. In UK fractional odds, this works out to 25/1, and in European decimal odds, it works out to 26.00. In comparison, the second most likely team to win the Europa League is Manchester United, and the favourites to win are Arsenal. Manchester United are currently priced at around +500 (which is 5/1, or 6.00), and Arsenal are priced at around +300 (3/1, or 4.00).