Brescia vs Lazio: Match Preview, Lineups, Prediction

Brescia vs Lazio
Brescia vs Lazio

Brescia vs Lazio: Match Preview

Brescia host Lazio at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti in Matchday 18 of the 2019/20 Serie A.

Looking at the previous ten matches between the two sides – from November of 2001 to February of 2011 – the Biancocelesti have won on five occasions, the Biancazzurri have won on two occasions, and there have been three draws. The last time the two clubs met was back in February of 2011 when Lazio defeated Brescia 2-0 away from home.

In regards to form in the Serie A this campaign, Simone Inzaghi’s team sits in third with a record of 11W-3D-2L (36 points), while Eugenio Corini’s side sits in eighteenth with a record of 4W-2D-11L (14 points); the last round of Italian football saw the Biancocelesti defeat Juventus 3-1 in the Supercoppa Italiana and Biancazzurri draw Parma 1-1 in the Serie A.

Brescia vs Lazio: Expected Lineups

Simone Inzaghi, Source- Official S.S.Lazio
Simone Inzaghi, Source- Official S.S.Lazio

Lazio (3-4-1-2): Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Patric; Lulic, Parolo, Milinkovic-Savic, Lazzari; Correa; Caicedo, Immobile.

Eugenio Corini, Source- AP News
Eugenio Corini, Source- AP News

Brescia (4-3-1-2): Joronen; Mateju, Chancellor, Cistana, Sabelli; Romulo, Tonali, Bisoli; Spalek; Balotelli, Torregrossa.

Brescia vs Lazio: Prediction

This match takes place after Lazio won 3-1 in Saudi Arabia against Juventus to win the Supercoppa Italiana. It was a deserved result for the Biancocelesti who were the stronger side for most of the match. Luis Alberto continues to have a strong season as the midfielder scored the opening goal. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic did a nice job inside the box to find Alberto and the Spaniard made no mistake to find the back of the net. While the midfielder continues to impress for Lazio, it was Senad Lulic who won the match for the Biancocelesti. The wing-back scored in the 71st minute to help Lazio win their second Supercoppa Italiana under manager Simone Inzaghi and twice against Juventus. Lazio has been in good form as of late as they have won eight straight and are unbeaten in their last eight matches in Serie A. Brescia’s last victory against Lazio dates back to May 2004, when they won 2-1.

As for the Biancazzurri, they started their season winning one of their first three matches. The team’s troubles have yet to change since then as they have three wins, nine losses, and two draws. Due to the inconsistency and poor form of the squad this season, Brescia decided to relieve Eugenio Corini of his duties and replace him with Fabio Grosso. In the short time he was with the club, Grosso went on to lose all three matches he coached while conceding ten goals and scoring none. After his three matches, Brescia decided to make another managerial change, this time bringing back Corini to replace Grosso. Since he has returned to the team, Corini has won two, drawn one and lost one. In their recent match against Parma, Mario Balotelli opened the scoring for Brescia in the second half. Although taking the lead late in the match, Parma scored a late goal to tie the match 1-1; Alberto Grassi scored late into injury time of the second half to avoid losing to Brescia and preserve the tie.

Lazio is six points behind Inter and Juventus, sitting in third place, while Brescia are currently in the relegation zone as they sit one point behind Sampdoria and Udinese at 15 points for 16th spot in the standings.

Prediction: Brescia 0-2 Lazio