Lazio are desperate to find redemption after their disappointment in Denmark as they face newly promoted Cremonese.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Cremonese and Lazio kicks off at 15.00 local time at the Stadio Giovanni Zini in Cremona.
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Cremonese vs Lazio: Recent History
Lazio have been left licking their wounds after an incredibly embarrassing 5-1 loss to Midtjylland in their second Europa League game of the season. The team have offered to reimburse the fans who attended the match at the MCH Arena, underlining their shame at the result.
Cremonese have had a decent start to the season considering their newly promoted status, picking up points in draws with Sassuolo and Atalanta. They’ll be hungry for an upset against Maurizio Sarri’s side, hoping to take advantage of the tough moment in the Italian capital.
The last time these two teams met in Serie A came in the 1995-96 season, when the Roman side won 2-1 at home but lost 2-1 in Cremona. Lazio won a Coppa Italia clash against Cremonese in the 2019-20 campaign, picking up a 4-0 victory.
Expected Starting Lineups
Cremonese cannot count on Maissa Ndiaye, Matteo Bianchetti, Paolo Ghiglione and Marco Carnesecchi for the match, all of whom are out with injuries.
Things are a little more flexible for Sarri, although he won’t be able to deploy usual Lazio right back Manuel Lazzari, who is out with a muscle issue. Toma Basic and Mattia Zaccagni are also in doubt.
Massimiliano Alvini could use either a 3-4-1-2 or a 3-5-2 formation against the Biancocelesti, depending on whether or not Luca Zanimacchia starts.
Sarri won’t change from his usual 4-3-3, but he’ll be forced to deploy Elseid Hysaj to make up for the absent Lazzari. Pedro has returned to fitness after his recent ankle problem.
Cremonese (3-4-1-2): Radu; Aiwu, Chiriches, Lochoshvili; Sernicola, Pickel, Meite, Valeri; Zanimacchia; Okereke, Dessers.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Hysaj, Patric, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Vecino; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Pedro.