Serie A – Lazio take on AC Monza

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Thursday at the Stadio Olympico, as Lazio host ASS in the Serie A.

Lazio will travel to ASS, hoping to take points from their higher ranked opponents.

Lazio’s Serie A season, has so far seen them gain 27 points, going into this game

Whilst Lazio need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The White and Sky Blues after losing against Roma and Salernitana would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

Also, Lazio keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight matches is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 27 points, they currently sit third in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 8 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws having won eight games, drawn three fixtures, and lost two meetings.

Lazio have won four meetings, drawn one game, and lost two matches of their seven League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Lazio’s points from 27 to 30, so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

Lazio have conceded eight goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. They have a good scoring average of 25 goals (24 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Ciro Immobile (6), Mattia Zaccagni (5), and Felipe Anderson (3).

AC Monza’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 13 points this season

ASS come to this match on the back of a 2-0 home win against Hellas Verona at Stadio Brianteo.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so eight losses in 13 games would not make this a successful season for ASS. With 13 points (4W, 8L and 1D), they are established in fifteenth position in the League having won four matches, drawn one game, and lost eight fixtures.

It must be a worrying prospect for ASS to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured one victory, one draw, and four defeat to the home team.

A win in this fixture would take AC Monza’s points to 16 in the League.

Raffaele Palladino will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his ASS players.

Lazio v AC Monza – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Lazio and ASS is always a tough result to predict, especially given the record between the clubs. Over the past one games, both teams have recorded the same number of wins. Additionally, the two teams have been unable to break the deadlock in the last one game, with draws on each occasion. The last time both teams met in this competition was August 2006 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Other standout players for Lazio are Ciro Immobile and Mattia Zaccagni with six goals both and for ASS are Andrea Colpani and Carlos Augusto with two goals and two goals respectively.