Lazio are in the final sprint in their fight for a top four finish and will be desperate to take home all three points with a win over Lecce.
Kick-Off Time, Location & How to Watch
The match between Lazio and Lecce kicks off at 20:45 local time on Friday 12th May at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
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Lazio vs Lecce: Recent History
Lazio have looked widely inconsistent in recent weeks in Serie A, losing three of their last four league games. The drop in form has allowed Juventus to overtake them in the table and fifth place Milan sit just three points behind, piling on the pressure in the final stages of this season.
Anxiety is starting to grow in the Biancocelesti environment but all sights are set on the Champions League, so Maurizio Sarri will be expecting a definitive response from his players in the final stages of the campaign.
Pressure is also high on Lecce. The team sit 16th in the Serie A table with 31 points, just four ahead of relegation candidates Spezia, so they’ll be desperate to snatch a win over Lazio. The team have only won one of their last five games and look to be in real danger.
When these two teams met back in January, Lazio slumped to a disappointing 2-1 loss, a result they cannot afford to repeat.
Lazio vs Lecce: Team News
Lazio are without midfielders Danilo Cataldi and Matias Vecino, both of whom are out injured. Lecce have a fully fit squad heading into the match, giving them a little more flexibility for the must-win clash.
Expected Starting Lineups
Sarri has settled on a strong core for Lazio and all of these players will feature against Lecce, with figures like Ciro Immobile, Mattia Zaccagni, Luis Alberto and Alessio Romagnoli ready to take to the pitch. Marcos Antonio will start in place of Cataldi in the midfield.
Lecce will have their strongest possible squad available, allowing them to deploy players like Samuel Umtiti, Morten Hjulmand and Assan Ceesay.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Marusic, Casale, Romagnoli, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Marcos Antonio, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni.
Lecce (4-3-3): Falcone; Gendrey, Baschirotto, Umtiti, Gallo; Blin, Hjulmand, Oudin; Strefezza, Ceesay, Di Francesco.
I’m gonna pray for a win, forza Lazio