[Europa League] Lazio Vs Porto Prediction

February 23, 2022

Both Porto and Lazio must win the second leg of the play-off round 16, the Europa League, to ensure a ticket to the next round.

In the first leg match last week, Porto managed to beat Lazio with a score of 2-1. However, in UEFA's new rules away goals no longer count. So, the second leg match at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday will remain an open match.

For Porto, victory in the first leg would be capital. It's enough to hold Lazio to a draw, then Sergio Conceicao's team will qualify for the round of 16.

While Lazio must score goals in this match. If Lazio wins 1-0 or wins 2-1, then the match will proceed to extra time until a penalty shootout.

Ahead of the match, Lazio was a little worried following the results of their striker's medical test, Pedro Rodriguez. As reported by Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the 34-year-old Spanish veteran picked up an ankle injury in the first half of the Biancoceleste's 1-1 draw with Udinese.

Pedro underwent a series of tests at the Paideia clinic yesterday and the results showed that he had tendinitis in his tibia. Hence, the next 36 hours will determine his possible recovery time, but surely he will miss Lazio vs Porto Europa League play-off.

Lazio (4-3-3): Strakosha; Hysaj, Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Leiva, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Cabral.

Prediction: Lazio - Porto = 1 - 1

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