Verona - Lazio Prediction and Analysis
The Lazio side travel north to face Verona on Monday evening.
The visitors from Rome arrive hoping to continue their unbeaten run in Serie A.
After a 1-1 draw at home to Fiorentina last round, the Eagles are unbeaten in their last 4 rounds (2-2-0).
But on Thursday, they conceded 0-1 away to Juventus in the 1/4-finals of the Coppa Italia and left the competition.
It won't be easy for them today either. As they will have an inspired opponent against them - Verona.
Marco Dzafaroi's formation stormed after the resumption of the championship.
And after 2-2-1 in the last 5 rounds, Verona revived their hopes of salvation.
The balance of the last 5 direct matches between these two rivals is completely equal (2-1-2).
But last season Verona won 4-1 at home.
At this stage, the forces seem to me to be equal and my prediction is for an "X".
Verona - statistics and info
Before the break in the championship due to the World Cup, the situation for Verona was desperate.
After they were one of the three teams to settle permanently in the Serie A relegation zone.
In fact, they are still there.
But the Yellow-Blues are definitely in progress since the renewal of Calcio, losing only once.
In the last 5 matches, the Gialloblu have conceded only 3 goals and never more than once in a match.
Thus , their gap to safety is now only 5 points .
And the team that is just above the line - Spezia - is in very poor shape. And he could be overtaken by Veronese.
Lazio - statistics and info
Maurizio Sarri 's side have not lost in Serie A since the first game since the World Cup break.
Then the Eagles lost 1-2 in their visit to Lecce.
With a possible win today, the Romans would jump to 2nd place in the table if Inter do not win in the Milan derby.
Lazio have even more reason to be confident ahead of Monday's game.
As they are expected to welcome back their captain and record goalscorer Ciro Immobile .
It has to be said that Lazio haven't fared badly in his absence, winning two out of three games.
Including a memorable 4-0 win over the Scudetto winner - AC Milan.
However, Immobile is Maurizio Sarri's only natural striker.
And in the last round against Fiorentina, the Lazio experienced difficulties in forward positions.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Montipo; Cecherini, Hien, Davidovich; Depaoli, Sulemana, Tamese, Doig; Lazovich, Lasagna; Jurich
In question : Davidovich, Faraoni, Veloso
Lineup: Conducted; Lazzari, Romagnoli, Casale, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Alberto; Anderson, Immobile, Threats
In question: Patric