Fiorentina vs Lazio: Match Preview, Expected Lineups & Prediction
Fiorentina vs Lazio: Match Preview
Fiorentina hosts Lazio at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Matchday 9 of the 2019/20 Serie A.
Looking at the previous 10 matches between the two sides, the Biancocelesti have won on six occasions, the Viola have won on two occasions, and there have been two draws. In this period from October of 2014 to March of 2019, the Aquile have scored 23 goals, conceded 14 times, and have managed just three clean sheets against the Gigliati. In more recent times, Lazio won the first leg 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico and tied 1-1 in Florence in the return leg last year.
In regards to form in the Serie A this campaign, Simone Inzaghi’s team sits in seventh with a record of 3W-3D-2L (12 points), while Vincenzo Montella’s side sits in ninth with a record of 3W-3D-2L (12 points); the last round of calcio saw the Biancocelesti draw Atalanta 3-3 and the Viola draw Brescia 0-0.
Fiorentina vs Lazio: Expected Lineups
Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Patric; Lulic, Luis Alberto, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lazzari; Correa, Immobile.
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Dragowski; Caceres, Pezzella, Milenkovic; Dalbert, Castrovilli, Badelj, Pulgar, Lirola; Ribery, Chiesa.
Fiorentina vs Lazio: Prediction
This match takes place after Lazio fell 2-1 in Glasgow to Celtic in the UEFA Europa League. A disappointing result, especially considering they gave up a 1-0 lead, a late goal in the 89th minute from Christopher Jullien secured the win for the Scottish side. The team’s inconsistency has hurt them this season and this was once again evident in this match. The Viola started the season with two losses and have followed up with three wins and three draws. Their recent match against Brescia ended in a draw which extends their unbeaten streak to six matches. Their recent form has been strong and their performance under Vincenzo Montella has continued to improve. Currently tied with Lazio in the table with 12 points, neither team will want to give up points – expect an exciting clash Sunday evening at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Prediction: Fiorentina 0-1 Lazio