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Fiorentina will be facing visiting rivals Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi in the Serie A match on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Fiorentina v Lazio can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Fiorentina will play in this game coming off the back of a 3-3 Serie A drawn result versus Bologna.
In that game, Fiorentina managed 37% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Fiorentina, the goals were scored by Dušan Vlahović (22', 73') and Giacomo Bonaventura (64'). On the other side, Bologna had 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Rodrigo Palacio (31', 71', 84') scored for Bologna.
La Viola have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they’ve also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, La Viola have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 6 of those games. That pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Fiorentina:
- have not beaten Lazio in their previous 7 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league games. Things will have to change soon.
Lazio will go into the game following on from a 4-3 Serie A win versus Genoa in their previous game.
In that game, Lazio managed 51% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 11 on target. For Lazio, the goalscorers were Joaquín Correa (30', 56'), Ciro Immobile (43'), Adam Marušić (47' Own goal) and Luis Alberto (48'). Genoa got 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Gianluca Scamacca (80') and Eldor Shomurodov (81') scored for Genoa.
Demonstrating their bias toward action-packed matches, we’ve seen goals 29 times in the last 6 matches in which Lazio have played, making it a mean average of 4.83 goals per meeting. Opposition teams have managed 12 of these goals.
Heading into this fixture, Lazio haven't been beaten by Fiorentina when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs stretching back to 18/04/2018 shows that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Fiorentina. They have not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas Lazio have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those ties.
A combined sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 from La Viola and 12 netted by i Biancocelesti. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Serie A match day 16 on 06/01/2021 and the score finished Lazio 2-1 Fiorentina.
In that game, Lazio had 45% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The goalscorers were Felipe Caicedo (6') and Ciro Immobile (75').
Fiorentina had 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Dušan Vlahović (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Rosario Abisso.
Team News: Fiorentina
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Fiorentina boss Giuseppe Iachini to contend with from an otherwise complete group. Borja Valero (Unknown Injury) is sidelined. Igor is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Lazio
Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Gonzalo Escalante (Muscular problems) and Felipe Caicedo (Heel pain) can’t be considered. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Mohamed Fares, Wesley Hoedt, Djavan Anderson and Joseph Marie Minala.
We’re of the opinion that Fiorentina will surely be able to find the back of the net against this Lazio side, however a single goal possibly won’t quite be enough.
We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 1-2 win for Lazio at the end of the match. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi (43,147)
Captain: Germán Pezzella
Chairman: Rocco Commisso
Manager: Giuseppe Iachini
Competitions: Serie A position 14
⭐ Star Man: Gaetano Castrovilli
Usually played in the Centre Midfield position, Gaetano Castrovilli was born in Canosa di Puglia, Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for AS Bari in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 30 appearances.