La Viola and Biancoceleste are facing crucial stages in the final weeks of Serie A. With Inter plus Crotone are officially the champions and relegated to the second tier, The races left are Champions League and relegation battle. Fiorentina is dealing with the latter while Lazio is focusing on the former. These two sides need maximum points for their own target.
Both teams’ previous matches:
Fiorentina was involved in a tight thrilling encounter against Bologna last weekend. They had to share spoils by 3-3 draw on the road. Both sides were trading attacks and goals. La Viola’s goals were scored by Dusan Vlahovic’s brace and Giacomo Bonaventura, while Bologna responded through Rodrigo Palacio’s hattrick.
Lazio was also involved in game of goal galore last weekend as they crushed Genoa 4-3. Joaquin Correa netted a brace, plus Ciro Immobile’s penalty and Luis Alberto’s long range shot. Genoa replied three times by an own goal from Adam Marusic, Gianluca Scimacca’s penalty and Eldor Shomurodov’s strike.
Guiseppe Iachini will still be sticking to 3-5-2 formation. Dusan Vlahovic and Franck Ribery might still be opted to feature as the duo frontman. They will be supported by the former Milan man, Giacomo Bonaventura, Erick Pulgar and Sofyan Amrabat in the middle. There is only one figure on the sideline due to his injury, the veteran midfielder, Borja Valero.
His counterpart, Simone Inzaghi, has always been in favour of the same formation. Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa are occupying upfront. In the midfield, Lucas Leiva will be accompanied by Sergej Milenkovic-Savic and Luis Alberto in the middle while Adam Marusic and Mohammed Fares are playing wide. The only name in their injury table is Lucas Leiva’s deputy, Gonzalo Escalante.
Players to watch
Fiorentina has a new prolific scorer in their squad, Goran Vlahovic, who has bagged nineteen goals and three assists this season. Some other key men in Iachini’s side are Giacomo Bonaventura who has netted three times and provided two assists and Gaetano Castrovili contributing five goals and three assists.
Ciro Immobile is still the current top scorer of the club this season with 19 goals and six assists. Another notable figure to watch is his partner in crime on scoring, the Argentine Joaquin Correa who has bagged a number of crucial goals lately. He has netted eight goals in total and made three assists so far.
Fiorentina vs Lazio Prediction
German Pezzela and Co’s position at the table is not safe yet. However, expecting them to secure three points here is quite tough as Lazio’s attacking side is more deadly. Simone Inzaghi’s side is also in need of more points to level Napoli’s, despite having one game in hand. A thriller draw is seemingly more probable here.
Ciro Immobile and Co is still the slight favourite here than Guiseppe Iachini’s men. They are projected to win only at 31/10. The draw result is at 59/19, whereas Lazio is backed to win at the same exact odds, 15/16.