Spezia is expected to deploy a similar lineup against Lazio this weekend to the one that impressed against Cagliari in Matchday 1 of the 2021/22 Serie A campaign. Thiago Motta will likely make just a single change, with Viktor Kovalenko expected to come into the midfield to replace Salva Ferrer.
In their Serie A season opener, Spezia drew 2-2 with Cagliari at the Sardegna Arena, with goals coming from Emmanuel Gyasi and Simone Bastoni. Unfortunately for Motta’s side, they dropped a two-goal advantage, with two quick goals from Cagliari’s Joao Pedro rescuing a point.
Lazio will be approaching this game positively, looking for another early three points in the season as they look to find their footing under new coach Maurizio Sarri. Their 3-1 win over Empoli will give the Roman club confidence that another strong result can be secured.
Spezia (3-4-3): Jeroen Zoet; Petko Hristov, Martin Erlic, Dimitrios Nikolaou; Kelvin Amian, Giulio Maggiore, Viktor Kovalenko, Simone Bastoni; Daniele Verde, Ebrim Colley, Emmanuel Gyasi