On Sunday, April 18, 2021, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Lazio vs Benevento in Matchday 31 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
In the three times that the two clubs have played each other in Serie A, the Biancocelesti have won on two occasions and there has been one draw. When playing at home, Lazio has a record of 1W-0D-0L against Benevento.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in sixth with a record of 17W-4D-8L (55 points) and the Stregoni sit in sixteenth with a record of 7W-9D-14L (30 points).
This match takes place after Lazio won 1-0 against Hellas Verona at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Matchday 30 of the 2020/21 Serie A. It was a great result from the Biancocelesti, who controlled possession for most of the match yet had limited chances. A 92nd-minute goal from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic led Lazio to a victory. With this result, they picked up their fourth consecutive win in the top flight of Italian football.
Ciro Immobile struck the post in this contest and has now gone eight straight matches without a goal in Serie A. Although he hasn’t scored in the past two months, he’s still managed to be productive in other areas on the pitch. He leads the team with 14 goals and has contributed four assists this season.
Probable Starting Lineup
- Reina; Marusic, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Escalante, Luis Alberto, Fares; Correa, Immobile
Simone Inzaghi will be without Luiz Felipe and Caicedo for this clash.
In Benevento’s recent match against Sassuolo, they lost 1-0 at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito. The Stregoni have been in poor form for quite some time as they have one win in their past fourteen matches in Serie A. An own goal from Federico Barba was the difference-maker in this match. Sassuolo controlled possession for most of the match yet struggled to capitalize on their chances. Benevento had two good chances to score near the end of the game but were denied by Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.
Benevento’s Gianluca Caprari has been a bright spot and is also having a decent season. The forward leads the team in goals with five and has contributed five assists. In his past four matches in Serie A, he has two assists and has been one of the few contributors in their offense this season.
Probable Starting Lineup
- Montipò; Depaoli, Glik, Barba, Letizia; Hetemaj, Schiattarella, Ionita; Improta, Caprari; Gaich
Filippo Inzaghi will be without Moncini and Tuia for this clash.
Lazio are unbeaten in their last three encounters against Benevento in Serie A (two wins, one draw).
Immobile has been successful versus Benevento as the Italian has scored in all three meetings. Through that span, he has four goals and two assists. The Italian will aim to continue his success and end an eight-game scoreless drought in Serie A.
Milinkovic-Savic has shown good form in recent time as the midfielder has two goals and one assist in his past four Serie A matches. The Serbian has been one of Lazio’s most consistent players this season and continues to be relied upon in their endeavour for a top-four spot.
Aside from not maintaining clean sheets, scoring has also been an issue for Benevento. In their last fourteen matches in all competitions, the Stregoni have managed to score two or more goals just three times.
If Lazio are to advance further and move up in the standings, they will need to be highly motivated, not let their guard down and take advantage of a vulnerable Benevento side.
Lazio 2-0 Benevento Calcio