Lazio vs Verona: Match Preview
Lazio go into the mid-week fixture against Verona having not lost any of their last 16 games in Serie A (13W, 3D). If the biancocelesti can avoid defeat they will equal a club record set by Sven-Göran Eriksson’s side (17) back in April 1999.
Simone Inzaghi will be without the likes of Luiz Felipe who has suffered a similar fate to that of Joaquin Correa (Calf Injury) and Danilo Cataldi for this fixture. Inzaghi has openly admitted that the latter two were probably rushed back from injury too soon and can be expected to potentially feature from the bench at the weekend against Parma.
Verona are unbeaten in their last six league games (3W, 3D), Ivan Jurić’s side are extremely well drilled and compact, making them a real tough opponent to break down. This is reflected in their league results and only two teams (Napoli and Roma) have defeated them by more than a single goal to date.
The visitors will be withou the likes of Sofyan Amrabat after the midfielder saw red against Milan for his challenge on Castillejo. Badu, Danzi and Salcedo are all unavailable due to injury.
Form: Lazio (W,D,W,W,W) Verona (D,W,D,W,W)
Last Season: 2-0
Lazio vs Verona: Expected Lineups
Verona: Silvestri; Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Dawidowicz; Davide, Zaccagni, Veloso, Lazovic; Verre, Pessina; Di Carmine.
Lazio vs Verona: One to Watch
Ciro Immobile: the striker has now scored 25 goals in 21 games in Serie A: only Immobile in 2017/18 (29 goals), Crespo in 2000/01 (26) and Signori in 1992/93 (26) scored more goals in a single Serie A season with the Lazio shirt.
Lazio vs Verona: Top Tip
Over 2.5 goals: There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 14 of Lazio’s last 16 games in Serie A.
Lazio vs Verona: Prediction
This game will prove Lazio with another test of their ambition in relation to Serie A and the whispers surrounding their title challenge. Historically when faced with a mid-week fixture Inzaghi’s men have failed to perform to the same level which they have in the league. The fixture against Verona will be tough and Lazio will need to be at their best if they are to secure victory.
Prediction: Lazio 2-1 Verona