Lazio will be looking to prove their mental strength in a tough away trip to Serie A strugglers Sassuolo.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Sassuolo and Lazio kicks off at 12.30 local time at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia.
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Sassuolo vs Lazio: Recent History
Lazio have not had a positive start to 2023, going ahead in both of their games against Lecce and Empoli before conceding simple goals, leaving them to pick up just one point from the two games. Maurizio Sarri is furious with the situation and desperate to see a positive response from his squad.
Sassuolo have struggled to show their best this season under Alessio Dionisi and currently sit 16th in the Serie A table, picking up just four wins from 17 games. The Neroverdi’s last win came against Hellas Verona at the end of October and they’ve lost four of their last five outings.
Last season, Lazio suffered a 2-1 loss away to Sassuolo but picked up a 2-1 win at home.
Sassuolo vs Lazio: Team News
Lazio will have to do without Manuel Lazzari, who is out with a yellow card suspension, and the injured Mario Gila, who is still dealing with a foot issue. Adam Marusic is also only one booking away from picking up a one-match ban.
Sassuolo cannot count on Andrea Consigli and Andrea Pinamonti, both of whom are out injured. Domenico Berardi has seemingly reached full match fitness following his frustrating muscle injury in the first half of the season.
Expected Starting Lineups
Sarri looks set to start Luis Alberto in the midfield alongside Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Danilo Cataldi, leaving Matias Vecino on the bench. Elseid Hysaj will play on the right side of the defence, replacing the suspended Lazzari.
Dionisi is likely to deploy his best possible squad for the clash with Lazio, starting key figures like Berardi, Davide Frattesi and Hamed Junior Traore.
Sassuolo (4-3-3): Pegolo; Toljan, Erlic, Ferrari, Rogerio; Frattesi, Obiang, Traore; Berardi, Alvarez, Lauriente.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Hysaj, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.