Spal vs Lazio: Match Preview
Lazio travels to the Stadio Paolo Mazza to take on Spal in Matchday 3 of the 2019/20 Serie A. Looking at the previous matches between the two sides, there have been seven encounters. The Eagles have been dominant, winning on four occasions and losing just once. In this period from July of 2016 to April of 2019, they have scored 15 goals, conceded 5, and have been able to keep three clean sheets. In more recent times, Lazio won 4-1 at home while losing 1-0 away last season.
Spal vs Lazio sees the return of two former Lazio players to face their old club. Goalkeeper Etrit Berisha is on loan at the club from Atalanta; the Albanian formerly played for the Biancocelesti. Meanwhile, Alessandro Murgia faces his old club for the first time since he moved to Ferrara as part of the deal to bring Italian wing-back Manuel Lazzari to Rome.
Spal vs Lazio: Expected Lineups
Spal (3-5-2): Berisha; Tomovic, Vicari, Felipe; D’Alessandro, Valoti, Missiroli, Kurtic, Reca; Petagna, Di Francesco.
Lazio (3-5-1-1): Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Patric; Lulic, Luis Alberto, Leiva, Parolo, Lazzari; Caicedo; Immobile.
Spal vs Lazio: Prediction
Lazio are coming off a dominant 3-0 victory against Sampdoria and a 1-1 draw against Roma in the first two matches of the season. Following a week of international action – which saw multiple Biancocelesti players in action – some usual starters may be rested as they were away from Simone Inzaghi and regular training. This includes Marco Parolo ahead of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Felipe Caicedo ahead of Joaquin Correa. In addition, one other change will occur in the backline: as Luiz Felipe is injured, we will see Patric or Denis Vavro take the right center-back role.
Prediction: Spal 1-3 Lazio