Serie A – Fiorentina to face Lazio on Match-day 9

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Fiorentina at home against Lazio – Monday – 8:45pm GMT – Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Lazio, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in fourth place and seven places above eleventh placed Fiorentina, going into the clash.

Fiorentina go into this game with nine points secured

Following two straight wins for Fiorentina in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Also, Vincenzo Italiano knows that a run of three losses in five games for his Fiorentina side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. With nine points, they currently sit eleventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws having won two matches, drawn three games, and lost three fixtures.

Fiorentina have won two meetings and drawn two fixtures of their four League matches at home this season.

Winning this fixture will see Fiorentina on 12 points.

A solid defensive team

Fiorentina have a solid defence, with only seven goals conceded in their previous matches. They have poor scoring rate of seven goals. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Giacomo Bonaventura (1), Luka Jovic (1), and Jonathan Ikone (1).

Vincenzo Italiano will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Fiorentina players.

With the Serie A season well into its stride, Lazio have managed to gain 17 points

With a win in their previous game, (4-0) against Spezia Calcio, Lazio will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Also, Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio have enjoyed excellent form all season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. Their position is fourth in the League and they have 17 points, that is, 5W, 1L and 2D having won five games, drawn two meetings, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Lazio have won one game and drawn two fixtures.

A win in this fixture, would take Lazio’s points from 17 to 20, so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

Lazio have conceded five goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. Lazio will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (17). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Ciro Immobile (5), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (3), and Pedro (2).

Lazio may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Fiorentina v Lazio – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Lazio with a greater number of wins. In the last 56 meetings, they have enjoyed 33 victories, to Fiorentina’s 13 wins. In addition, Lazio have been hugely successful away to Fiorentina of late, winning 20 fixtures times in the last thirteen. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The White and Sky Blues delivered a 0-3 away win.

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