It hasn’t happened for a long time, but Lazio currently boast the best defence in Serie A. This is in relation to the number of goals conceded to date: just 20 goals conceded in 23 games along with Antonio Conte’s Inter.
The Biancocelesti are now unbeaten in 18 league games which cements Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio side into the clubs history as they set a new all-time club record with victory over Parma.
Lazio ‘s home draw against Hellas Verona midweek gave an insight into the shortcomings and limitations of Inzaghi’ s team.
Lazio go into Sunday’s fixture at the Stadio Ennio Tardini knowing if they avoid defeat they will re-write the clubs history by becoming the only side to achieve 18 games in Serie A without defeat.
Lazio haven’t lost any of their last 17 Serie A matches (13W, 4D) equalling their longest undefeated streak in the clubs history after the goalless draw with Hellas Verona.
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.
A brace from Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo inside the first 45 minutes ensured Lazio put the result beyond SPAL, the side from Ferrara showed their fighting spirit by drawing the second half in which Bobby Adekanye scored his debut Serie A goal for Lazio in a compelling 5-1 victory.
Lazio take on SPAL at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, the biancocelesti will be looking to make amends for their surprise 2-1 defeat at Paolo Mazza in the first leg of this fixture back in September. SPAL have proven to be a bogey team for Lazio recently with the home side only having won just two of the five Serie A matches played against SPAL in the 2000s (1D, 2L).
Joaquin Correa limped off the pitch during the Derby on Sunday with what initially was feared as a relapse in the Argentinians calf that was previously injured.
Lazio have drawn both Derbies in Serie A for the first time since 2002/03, when they were respectively playing under Fabio Capello. Despite this the biancocelesti were out played by their opponents in Sundays fixture and the point could be priceless come the end of this Serie A campaign.