Lazio vs Genoa: Match Preview
This Sunday will see Lazio face Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico, I Rossoblu currently find themselves sitting in 15th place in Serie A and Andreazzoli’s side have not won an away game this season.
Lazio will be looking to bounce back after their midweek defeat to Inter, the only side in the league who can boast a perfect record.
The last time the sides met in February 2019, Genoa secured all three point at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris thanks to an injury time goal from Domenico Criscito making the final score 2-1 to the home side.
Andreazzoli will no doubt be targeting a draw in this game, Genoa will probably see the set piece as the most likely outcome of scoring, knowing that Lazio are weak at defending arial balls.
“Yesterday in the plane there was so much discouragement for the defeat because what produced by Lazio is not reflected by the final result.”Stefano De Martino talking to Lazio Style Channel
Inzaghi will need to ensure his team are more clinical in relation to closing off games if the return to Champions League football is secured.
Lazio vs Genoa: Expected Lineup
Bastos arguably put in the best performance midweek against Inter, the defender showing he is a jack of all trades putting in 8 clearances, 6 dribbles, 5 blocks, 5 interceptions and winning 4 arial duels, which could see him hold on to the starting jersey for one more week.
Ciro Immobile is likely to return after being left on the bench against Inter for ‘Tactical’ reasons.
Lazio vs Genoa: Prediction
I am going to go with a home win, this game will not be easy but I think Lazio should have enough about them to see off Genoa. Inzaghi will look to put the situation around Ciro Immobile behind him as the Striker is to return to the starting lineup, the Strikers form of late has been white hot and I am confident he will add to his goal tally in this fixture.
Prediction: Lazio 2-1 Genoa