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meet visiting rivals Fiorentina
at Stadio Olimpico di Roma in the Serie A meeting on Saturday. To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Lazio v Fiorentina, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Lazio will be hoping for a better result after a 3-2 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Atalanta. In that game, Lazio managed 40% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Lazio was Sergej Milinković-Savić (11'). At the other end, Atalanta had 24 shots at goal with 7 on target. Marten de Roon (5' Own goal), Robin Gosens (38'), Ruslan Malinovskyi (66') and José Luis Palomino (80') scored for Atalanta.
Simone Inzaghi's Lazio have managed to score 10 times in their last 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Lazio:
- are unbeaten in the league by Fiorentina in their previous 5 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 15 home league matches. Incredible, really.
In their previous fixture, Fiorentina drew 1-1 in the Serie A tie with Brescia. In that match, Fiorentina managed 58% possession and 21 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Fiorentina was Germán Pezzella (29'). On the other side, Brescia got 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Alfredo Donnarumma (17') scored for Brescia.
Looking at their form, and Fiorentina have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 8 goals in total. In defence, La Viola have been far from perfect. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Leading up to this clash, Fiorentina:
- haven't beaten Lazio in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs stretching back to 26/11/2017 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Fiorentina. They have not managed to get any wins at all while Lazio have been dominant against them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those ties.
In all, 16 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them from i Biancocelesti and 6 being from La Viola. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league match between the two was Serie A match day 9 on 27/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Fiorentina 1-2 Lazio. That day, Fiorentina managed 47% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Federico Chiesa (28'). At the other end, Lazio got 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. Joaquín Correa (22') and Ciro Immobile (89') scored. The match was refereed by Marco Guida.
Team News: Lazio
Senad Lulic (Ankle Surgery), Luiz Felipe (Calf Injury), Adam Marusic (Muscular problems) and Bobby Adekanye (Muscular problems) won’t be playing for Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi.
We think that i Biancocelesti should use a 3-5-2 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Thomas Strakosha, Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Bastos, Jony, Danilo Cataldi, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto, Manuel Lazzari, Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo.
Team News: Fiorentina
Due to a mostly healthy squad, there is just a single fitness problem for the Fiorentina manager Giuseppe Iachini to be concerned with. Christian Kouamé (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
It’s our belief that La Viola appear most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 system, settling for Bartłomiej Drągowski, Nikola Milenkovic, German Pezzella, Federico Ceccherini, Dalbert Henrique, Alfred Duncan, Eric Pulgar, Gaetano Castrovilli, Rachid Ghezzal, Dusan Vlahovic and Franck Ribéry.
We feel that in this game, Fiorentina certainly have the ability to find the net against this Lazio side, although that may not be enough to avoid a loss. Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Lazio by the conclusion of the game. It really should be an interesting one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Senad Lulić
Chairman: Claudio Lotito
Manager: Simone Inzaghi
Competitions: Serie A position 2
⭐ Key Man: Ciro Immobile
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Ciro Immobile was born in Torre Annunziata, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Juventus in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has hit 27 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 26 appearances.