Tobias Gourlay expects some in-form Italians to notch a comfortable win over an out-of-form French outfit tonight
"The Eagles are flying very high right now. Simone Inzaghi has guided them to five consecutive wins across all competitions"
Lazio v Nice
Thursday 20:05 (Live on BT Sport Extra)
Benfica B 1 Santa Clara 3 in the Portuguese Segunda last night. It's a fourth straight winner for this column, but our hot streak pales next to Lazio's.
The Eagles are flying very high right now. Simone Inzaghi has guided them to five consecutive wins across all competitions. In their previous Europa League appearance, they beat tonight's opponents, Nice, 3-1 in France. At the weekend, they won a Serie A game 5-1 at Benevenuto.
At their own Stadio Olimpico, they've won 4/5 since the start of September. In all four of those wins, the margin of victory was at least a couple of goals. Since 2015, they've won 5/6 Europa League home games, winning 4/6 by a couple of goals.
Nice are on a streak of their own. The Eaglets have lost five straight anywhere. In four of those games, the margin of defeat was at least a couple of goals. So, just as you'd expect, we're backing the Eagles over the Eaglets. And with something to spare.
Back Lazio -1.5 on the Asian Handicap @ [2.80] v Nice
2017 P/L (1pt per bet)
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