The starting lineups for this evening’s Serie A clash between Paolo Zanetti’s Empoli and Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio have been announced.
Recent History & Form
Lazio secured qualification to the Champions League and are now on the cusp of guaranteeing a second place finish in Serie A, an incredible result considering the resources available to Maurizio Sarri.
The Roman outfit have looked strong in the final stages of the season, losing just once in their last five Serie A outings. In their last two games, Sarri’s side picked up wins over Udinese and Cremonese, putting them two points ahead of third place Inter heading into the final weekend of the campaign.
Empoli haven’t lost in their last five games and will finish comfortably in the bottom half of the table, out of reach of the relegation zone. Wins over Juventus, Salernitana and Bologna have left them 14th in the league table.
Empoli vs Lazio: Team News
The ongoing Under-20 World Cup leaves Empoli without Tommaso Baldanzi, Duccio Degli Innocenti and Gabriele Guarino. Koni De Winter, Tyronne Ebuhei, Razvan Marin and Sebastian Walukiewicz are all out injured.
Lazio cannot count on the injured Adam Marusic, and Luka Romero is also unavailable due to the U-20 World Cup.
Starting Lineups for Empoli vs Lazio
Empoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanovic, Walukiewicz, Luperto, Cacace; Grassi, Bandinelli; Akpa-Alpro, Fazzini, Cambiaghi; Piccoli.
Lazio (4-3-3): Provedel; Hysaj, Patric, Romagnoli, Pellegrini; Milinkovic-Savic, Vecino, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Pedro.