Lazio vs Hellas Verona – Lazio seek a point to take fifth from Roma in Serie A
The points are waiting for one of these two sides in the return fixture, who will prevail, as Hellas Verona travel to the Stadio Olympico?
With European football already in place for Lazio next season, Maurizio Sarri’s men will want to please the fans further with a home victory against Verona.
Europa League hopes alive for Lazio, they host return fixture with Hellas Verona on Saturday
Lazio come to this fixture on the back of a 2-2 away draw against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium.
Also, Lazio keep finding ways to win, having secured 11 victories in their last 20 games is astonishing this season. Their position is fifth in the League and they have 63 points, that is, 18W, 10L and 9D having won 18 fixtures, drawn nine meetings, and lost 10 matches.
Lazio have won 10 games, drawn five games, and lost three meetings of their 18 League matches at home this season.
A victory for Lazio would put them on 66 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Lazio have a good scoring record this season, with 74 netted so far (70 from open play and four penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Ciro Immobile (12), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (4), and Patric (2). Lazio have conceded 55 goals.
Going into Saturday’s game, Maurizio Sarri without two of his players, due to illness or injury.
Hellas Verona arrive at this fixture, having secured 52 points so far this season
Also, Verona will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose two fixtures this Serie A season. They currently stand ninth in the League, with 52 points for a total of 14 wins, 13 losses and 10 draws having won 14 fixtures, drawn 10 meetings, and lost 13 games.
Verona’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Lazio. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won five matches, drawn seven matches, and lost six fixtures.
A win in this fixture, would take Hellas Verona’s points from 52 to 55, so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring average of 62 goals (60 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Antonin Barak (6), Gianluca Caprari (6), and Giovanni Simeone (4). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Verona so far, having conceded 56 goals in their last matches so far.
Verona may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Lazio v Hellas Verona – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Lazio and Verona have faced each other 22 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lazio’s favour (12 – 6). Also, Lazio have seen victory in eleven of the previous 19 meetings against Verona. The last time both teams met in this competition The White and Sky Blues delivered a 4-1 home win.
Other standout players for Lazio are Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic with 12 goals each and for Verona are Gianluca Caprari and Giovanni Simeone with six goals and four goals respectively.