Sturm Graz vs Lazio: Match Preview, Expected Lineups, Team News

Lazio are looking to put their shock defeat to FC Midtjylland behind them in their Europa League clash against Sturm Graz.

Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch

The match between Sturm Graz and Lazio kicks off at 18.45 local time at the Merkur Arena in Graz.

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Sturm Graz vs Lazio: Recent History

The Austrian side have had a positive start to their 2022-23 season, picking up six wins in their first 10 games of the season in the Austrian Bundesliga. The team currently sit second in the table, two points behind RB Salzburg, and like the other teams in Group F of the Europa League they’ve picked up three points after winning once and losing once.

Lazio came out of the international break on the front foot and secured a dominant 4-0 win over Spezia on the weekend, looking fired up after a two-week break. The Biancocelesti suffered a painful 5-1 loss to FC Midtjylland in their last Europa League outing, so they’ll be hoping for a significantly more positive showing in Austria.

The last time these two teams met was in the 2002-03 season, when they met in the UEFA Cup. Lazio won 3-1 in Austria but lost 1-0 at home.

Expected Starting Lineups

Maurizio Sarri is expected to rotate the Lazio squad a little for the European encounter and he could bring in Mario Gila and Elseid Hysaj to replace Patric and Manuel Lazzari. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could be dropped for Matias Vecino and Mattia Zaccagni is likely to be rested in favour of Pedro.

Sturm Graz cannot count on Jakob Jantscher, Emanuel Emegha and Vesel Demaku, all of whom are out injured.

Sturm Graz (4-3-1-2): Siebenhandl; Gazibegovic, Wuthrich, Borkovic, Dante; Horvat, Stankovic, Prass; Boving; Sarkaria, Emegha.

Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Hysaj, Gila, Romagnoli, Marusic; Vecino, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Pedro.

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