On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Lazio take on Hellas Verona at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Matchday 30 of the 2020/21 Serie A.

In the 47 times that the two clubs have played each other in Serie A, the Biancocelesti have won on 18 occasions, the Gialloblu have won on 12 occasions and there have been 17 draws. When playing at home, Verona has a record of 2W-6D-9L against Lazio.

As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in sixth with a record of 16-4D-8L (52 points) and the Gialloblu sit in eighth with a record of 11W-8D-10L (41 points).


Hellas Verona

In Hellas Verona’s recent match against Cagliari, they won 2-0 at the Sardegna Arena. The Gialloblu were in poor form for quite a while but managed to end a three-game losing streak in this fixture. This was only their third win in the past ten matches in Serie A. Although the game was tied 0-0 after the first half, Verona had a decent second-half and were able to capitalize on their chances. Antonin Barak scored early in the second half while Kevin Lasagna scored late into stoppage time to seal the victory.

Probable Starting Lineup

  • Silvestri; Dawidowicz, Magnani, Ceccherini; Faraoni, Tameze, Veloso, Lazovic; Barak, Zaccagni; Lasagna

Ivan Juric will be without Cetin, Favilli, Vieira, Benassi and Lovato for this clash.


Lazio

This match takes place after Lazio won 2-1 against Spezia at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 29 of the 2020/21 Serie A. It was an encouraging result for the Biancocelesti, who put forth a good performance and capitalized on their chances. Costly mistakes led to Spezia’s fourth loss in their past seven matches in Serie A. Manuel Lazzari opened the scoring for Lazio, but the lead was short-lived, as Daniele Verde scored a spectacular goal to tie it up.  Right before full time, Lazio were awarded a penalty and Felipe Caceido made no mistake converting from the spot. Once again, Lazio scored late yet they continue to scrape out wins and stay within distance of a top-four spot.

Probable Starting Lineup

  • Reina; Marusic, Acerbi, Radu; Akpa Akpro, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Fares; Caicedo, Immobile

Simone Inzaghi will be without Luiz Felipe, Luis Alberto and Patric for this clash.


Final Words

Out of their ten meetings in Serie A, Lazio have only lost on one occasion to Verona. They have been the more dominant side, earning three clean sheets in the past five meetings and limiting the Gialloblu to just three goals. Furthermore, four of their past six meetings have been decided by two goals or more.

Lazio talisman, Ciro Immobile, will aim to put an end to his goalscoring drought in this clash. The Italian has failed to score in the past eight matches across all competitions. Fortunately for Immobile, he’s been very successful against the Gialloblu. He has seven goals and one assist in the past five matches against Verona in Serie A. As for the Gialloblu, Barak has been one of the few bright spots this season. He has seven goals and two assists thus far; a terrific season for the

If Lazio are to move up in the standings, they will need to be highly motivated, not let their guard down and limit their mistakes against a well-managed Verona side.

Prediction

  • Hellas Verona 2-3 Lazio