On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Lazio vs Crotone in Matchday 27 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in seventh with a record of 13-4D-8L (43 points) and the Rossoblu sit in twentieth with a record of 4W-3D-19L (15 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Lazio and Crotone.
Background & Insights
Lazio-Crotone will be the first Serie A TIM match played on Friday at 15:00 (CET) in the 21st century.
Although Lazio have won three of the previous five Serie A TIM games against Crotone (D1 L1), they have never achieved two wins in a row against the Rossoblù in the Italian top-flight (2-0 in the reverse match).
Considering meetings in only the second half of the season, Crotone are unbeaten in Serie A TIM against Lazio, thanks to a win in 2017 and a draw in 2018.
Only against Mantova (three) have Lazio played more home Serie A TIM games without ever conceding a goal than versus Crotone (two).
After starting 2021 with six wins and one draw in Serie A TIM, Lazio have lost three of their last four games (W1).
Lazio have won their last six Serie A TIM home games, keeping a clean sheet in the last two: the last time they had won at least three consecutive home games in the competition without conceding goal was back in October 2015 (four).
Ciro Immobile could become the second player in Lazio’s history to score at least 15 goals in five consecutive Serie A TIM campaigns, after Giuseppe Signori (between 1992 and 1997).
Among the teams against which Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has always scored against in Serie A TIM, Crotone is the one he has faced the most times (4/4) – his next strike in the competition will be his 150th.
Crotone won their last Serie A TIM match (4-2 against Torino), ending a run of seven consecutive defeats. However, the Calabrians have picked up only one point against sides currently in the top half of the table this season, at least four fewer than any other team.
Crotone’s Simy has scored 10 league goals this season, as many as in his previous two campaigns in the competition. The only Nigerian player to have netted more in a single Serie A TIM season was Obafemi Martins (11 in 2004/05).