Lazio will be hungry for all three points against Sampdoria as they look to maintain momentum in the race for a top four finish.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Lazio and Sampdoria kicks off at 20.45 local time on Monday 27th February at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
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Lazio vs Sampdoria: Recent History
Lazio have started to pick up some speed again after their slight dip following the 4-0 win over Milan at the end of last month. Maurizio Sarri’s side have won two of their last three outings, progressing to the Europa Conference League Round of 16 and cruising to a 2-0 win over Salernitana.
The Roman club sit 5th in the Serie A table, two points behind top four candidates Milan and Roma, making a win key if they want to stay in the fight for the Champions League spots.
Things have been difficult for Sampdoria this season and the team look destined for relegation, sitting 19th in the table with 11 points, eight points behind 17th place Spezia.
The Ligurian outfit have only won one of their last 12 league games and will be desperate to pull off the upset over the Biancocelesti.
Lazio vs Sampdoria: Team News
Lazio have a few players in doubt heading into the clash with Sampdoria – Alessio Romagnoli, Mattia Zaccagni and Pedro are all likely to start the match on the bench, but could come off the bench in the second half.
Sampdoria cannot count on Andrea Conti, Ignacio Pussetto and Koray Gunter, all of whom are out injured. Jeison Murillo and Filip Djuricic are also both in doubt for the Blucerchiati.
Expected Starting Lineups
Sarri may decide to risk Pedro in the starting lineup following the Spaniard’s recent nose injury, but Mattia Zaccagni could come in for the 2010 World Cup winner after recovering from an illness. Manuel Lazzari could also start over Elseid Hysaj, moving Adam Marusic to the left side of the pitch.
Sampdoria could start Tomas Rincon over Michael Cuisance and Fabio Quagliarella has a slim chance of getting the edge over Sam Lammers.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Marusic, Casale, Patric, Hysaj; Milinkovic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.
Sampdoria (3-4-1-2): Audero; Amione, Nuytinck, Oikonomou; Zanoli, Cuisance, Winks, Augello; Sabiri; Gabbiadini, Lammers.