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The Serie A tie at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Sunday will see hosts Hellas Verona up against Lazio.
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Hellas Verona enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie A drawn result versus Torino.
In that match, Hellas Verona had 57% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Hellas Verona was Fabio Borini (56'). At the other end, Torino got 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Simone Zaza (67') scored for Torino.
Verona have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, but they have also managed to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Verona have conceded in 6 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Leading up to this clash, Hellas Verona:
- haven't won against Lazio in their previous 8 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Lazio go into this clash after a 2-1 Serie A win against Cagliari in their most recent match.
In that match, Lazio managed 64% possession and 19 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. For Lazio, the goals were scored by Sergej Milinković-Savić (47') and Ciro Immobile (60'). Cagliari got 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Giovanni Simeone (45') scored for Cagliari.
The numbers tell their own story, and Lazio have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals in total. In defence, i Biancocelesti can certainly do much better. Such a pattern might not be sustained into this game, though.
Their prior results show that Lazio:
- have not lost to Hellas Verona when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results going back to 22/03/2015 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Hellas Verona. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever while Lazio have managed to find a way, getting wins in 83% of those match-ups.
A combined sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 3 for Verona and 14 belonging to i Biancocelesti. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Serie A match day 17 on 05/02/2020 when the final score was Lazio 0-0 Hellas Verona.
In that match, Lazio managed 52% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 on target.
For their opponents, Hellas Verona had 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Rosario Abisso.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Giampaolo Pazzini (Adductor problems), Claud Adjapong (Thigh Muscle Strain), Pawel Dawidowicz (Muscular problems), Andrea Danzi (Ankle Surgery) and Marash Kumbulla (Biceps femoris muscle injury) will not be taking part for Verona manager Ivan Jurić.
It seems likely that Verona should use the 3-4-3 formation in the match and select Marco Silvestri, Koray Günter, Alan Empereur, Amir Rrahmani, Darko Lazovic, Miguel Veloso, Matteo Pessina, Marco Davide Faraoni, Eddie Salcedo, Valerio Verre and Fabio Borini.
Team News: Lazio
Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Senad Lulic (Ankle Surgery), Lucas Leiva (Knee Problems) and Stefan Radu (Calf Injury) will not be playing here. Manuel Lazzari will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
From our viewpoint, i Biancocelesti seem likely to begin the game with a 3-5-2 system, starting Thomas Strakosha, Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Luiz Felipe, Alessio Bianchi, Luis Alberto, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Marco Parolo, Jony, Felipe Caicedo and Ciro Immobile.
In our view, Hellas Verona will need things to go their way to breach the defence of this Lazio team who we think should get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore see a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Lazio after 90 minutes.
Should be an interesting one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi (39,211)
Captain: Giampaolo Pazzini
Chairman: Maurizio Setti
Manager: Ivan Jurić
Competitions: Serie A position 9
⭐ Key Player: Samuel Di Carmine
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Samuel Di Carmine was born in Florence, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Fiorentina in the 2006 - 2007 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 19 appearances.