Fiorentina will face Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi, in Florence, in Italian Serie A 27th Round. Fiorentina against Lazio is the match with big interest after their previous matches at Italian Serie A. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Fiorentina this season is not playing at the highest level and not showing their full potential. However, sometimes they show great football and skills. Now they stand at 10th position in Serie A and have 5 points difference with Lazio. They are still playing at Coppa Italia and waiting for the second leg after a very tough and productive game against Atalanta with 3:3 result. Few games earlier they won against Roma with an incredible 7:1 result and showed that they can play aggressive and perfect football. Fiorentina has drawn their last 3 matches at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Most interesting that they conceded 3 goals in 3 last matches twice against Atalanta and Inter.
From the main squad, only Kevin Mirallas will miss the clash with Lazio. All other main team players are fit and fully prepared for the match. Great Colombian Luis Muriel joined the club on loan this winter and already scored 5 goals. He could make a big impact on Fiorentina’s attack.
The Purples are great at counter attacks, creating scoring chances, coming back from losing position and attacking set pieces. However, they are weak at protecting the lead, defending against long shots and avoiding fouling in dangerous areas. Very likely that they will attack through the defense, take a lot of shots and attempt crosses often.
Lazio this year is not playing at full potential. They are strong, of course, but everyone knows they can play better football with that kind of players in the squad. There have strongly combined team with young and experienced players, however, they can’t find their best football till now and they are losing against strong football. Lazio is playing weak football in road games, as they won only 3 games in the last 10 matches of different competitions. Firstly, in Coppa Italia, they won against Inter by penalties. Secondly, two other wins were against Frosinone and Bologna, Serie A outsiders. So we can call their last form weak enough for beating strong Fiorentina.
SS Lazio has strong and talented players like Milinkovi-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Ciro Immobile and Correa. Unfortunately, Acerbi, Lukaku, and Berisha will miss the next match due to injuries. All other main squad players are fit and ready to play an important game.
This season the Eagles are strong at creating scoring chances, creating long shot opportunities and defending set pieces. However, the team from Rome is weak at finishing scoring chances and avoiding the offside. Very likely that they will try to attack through the middle and take a lot of shots.
Teams have met 4 times in the last 2 seasons. Lazio won 3 times and once they played a draw. The first meeting of these teams this season finished with 1:0 at Stadio Olimpico. Lazio looks stronger than before, however, everything can change the after next game.