Lazio vs SPAL: Match Preview, Lineups, Prediction

Lazio vs SPAL: Match Preview

Lazio vs SPAL
Lazio vs SPAL

Lazio host SPAL at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 22 of the 2019/20 Serie A.

Looking at the previous matches between the two sides – from July of 2016 to September of 2019 – the Biancocelesti have won on two occasions, the Biancazzurri have won on six occasions and there have been two draws. In more recent times, Lazio lost 2-1 in Ferrara at the Stadio Paolo Mazza in Matchday 3 of the 2019/20 campaign.

In regards to form in the Serie A this campaign, Simone Inzaghi’s team sits in third with a record of 14W-4D-2L (46 points), while Leonardo Semplici’s side sits in 18th with a record of 4W-3D-14L (15 points); the last round of Italian football saw the Biancocelesti draw Roma 1-1 and the Biancazzurri lose to Bologna 3-1.

Lazio vs SPAL: Expected Lineups

Simone Inzaghi, Source- Getty Images
Simone Inzaghi, Source- Getty Images

Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Radu, Acerbi, Bastos; Lulic, Luis Alberto, Leiva, Milinkovic-Savic, Lazzari; Caicedo, Immobile.

Leonardo Semplici, Source- Corrieredellosport
Leonardo Semplici, Source- Corrieredellosport

SPAL (3-5-2): Berisha; Bonifazi, Vicari, Tomovic; Reca, Dabo, Missiroli, Castro, Strefezza; Di Francesco, Floccari.

Lazio vs SPAL: Prediction

Last season, each side each won a match, splitting the head to head series; the Biancocelesti won 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico while the Biancazzurri won 1-0 at the Stadio Paolo Mazza. In the first leg this season in Matchday 3, Lazio unexpectedly lost to SPAL 2-1.

Lazio enter this match against SPAL winning 11 of the last 12 Serie A matches and being unbeaten in their past 15 matches. On the contrary, SPAL come into this match winning just three of their last 10 matches.

Lazio will look to keep or improve their position at the top of the table while SPAL are looking to get out of the relegation zone.

Prediction: Lazio 3-1 SPAL