Hellas Verona vs Lazio: Match Preview, Lineups, Prediction

Hellas Verona vs Lazio
Hellas Verona vs Lazio

Hellas Verona vs Lazio: Match Preview

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi hosts Hellas Verona vs Lazio in Matchday 36 of the 2019/20 Serie A. The Head Referee for the clash will be Manuel Volpi, the Assistant Referees will be Valeriani and Galetto, the Fourth Official will be Ros, and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be Fabbri with the assistance of Meli. 

As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in fourth with a record of 22W-6D-7L (72 points), while the Rossoblu sit in ninth with a record of 11W-13D-11 (46 points); in Matchday 35Simone Inzaghi’s team defeated Cagliari 2-1 while Ivan Juric’s side drew Torino 1-1.

Looking at the previous matches between the two sides, Lazio have won on five occasions, Hellas Verona have won on three occasions, and there has been one draw. In more recent times, the Biancocelesti drew the Gialloblu 0-0 at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 17 of the 2019/20 campaign.

Expected Starting Lineups

Ivan Juric, Source- Il Romanista
Ivan Juric, Source- Il Romanista

Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri; Rrahmani, Gunter, Empereur; Faraoni, Amrabat, Veloso, Lazovic; Pessina, Borini; Salcedo.

Suspended: None

Unavailable: Pazzini, Dawidowicz, Adjapong, Kumbulla

Yellow-Carded: Lazovic, Rrahmani, Verre

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

Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Vavro, Patric; Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Parolo, Luis Alberto, Jony; Correa, Immobile.

Suspended: Lazzari

Unavailable: Radu, Lulic, Lucas Leiva

Yellow-Carded: Acerbi, Bastos, Cataldi, Lucas Leiva

Prediction

This match takes place after Lazio won 2-1 in Rome against Cagliari. It was a hard-fought win for the Biancocelesti as it was one of their stronger performances since the season restarted. Ciro Immobile continues to lead the way up front, scoring his league-leading 31st goal of the season. The Italian continues to impress for Lazio, as he’s scored four goals in four of their last seven matches. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been a rock in the midfield playing in every match since Serie A resumed and scored a goal strike in their recent game against Cagliari. Lazio is starting to show good form as they clinched a spot into Champions League after their victory against Gli Isolani. Hellas Verona’s last victory against Lazio dates back to December 2011, when they won 4-1.

As for the Gialloblu, they started their season winning one of their first seven matches. However, since their poor start to the season, the club has turned it around as they sit in 9th place behind Napoli and Sassuolo. Juric has done a good job this season as Verona has lost once in their past five matches. At the start of the season, many had Verona competing to avoid relegation, however, they have done much more than that this year beating clubs such as Juventus, Fiorentina while, drawing against Inter Milan and Lazio. In their recent match against Torino, Fabio Borini opened the scoring for the Giallorossi in the second half. Although leading in the match, the Granata followed up with a goal from Simone Zaza; Neither team managed to capitalize on their opportunities as the two sides tied 1-1.

Prediction: Hellas Verona 0-1 Lazio