Lazio will be hungry to start building momentum with a win over Hellas Verona as the race for a top four finish starts to heat up.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Hellas Verona and Lazio kicks off at 18.30 local time on Sunday 5th February at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in Verona.
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Hellas Verona vs Lazio: Recent History
It’s not been a positive season so far for Hellas Verona, who currently sit 18th in the Serie A table after 20 games. The team have only picked up 13 points from three wins and four draws, putting them at serious risk of relegation.
The Gialloblu have already had three coaches at the helm this season – Gabriele Cioffi started the campaign but was dismissed in early October and replaced by Salvatore Bocchetti, who himself was fired in December and replaced by Marco Zaffaroni.
Lazio have put on some good displays in 2023, flying to a thrilling 4-0 win over defending champions Milan and grinding out a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo last month. The team were eliminated in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals by Juventus but will still be feeling confident as they look to fight for a top four finish.
When Hellas Verona and Lazio met back in September, the Biancocelesti had no trouble in a 2-0 win, with goals from Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto securing the three points.
Hellas Verona vs Lazio: Team News
Hellas Verona cannot count on Davide Faraoni, Miguel Veloso, Thomas Henry or Ajdin Hrustic, all of whom are out injured.
Lazio almost have a fully fit squad, with the only absence being veteran defender Stefan Radu, out with a muscle issue. Nicolo Casale, Adam Marusic and Danilo Cataldi are all just a booking away from picking up a one-game ban.
Expected Starting Lineups
The Gialloblu will be hoping to pull off the upset as they fight for their lives at the bottom of the table, relying on trusted regulars like Lorenzo Montipo, Fabio Depaoli and Kevin Lasagna.
Sarri is not expected to make any surprises with his starting 11, with first team stars like Ciro Immobile, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto all expected to lineup for kick-off.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Montipò; Dawidowicz, Hien, Ceccherini; Depaoli, Duda, Tameze, Doig; Lazovic, Ngonge; Djuric.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Lazzari, Casale, Romagnoli, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.