SS Lazio will look to strengthen their hold on 3rd spot when they visit Brescia at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti in the Serie A on Sunday.
I Biancocelesti are having a stellar season on the domestic front, despite getting knocked out in the group stages of the Europa League. Simone Inzaghi’s men sit in 3rd place in the league, are set to face Cremonese in the last 16 of Coppa Italia and recently won the Supercoppa Italiana by beating the perennial league champions Juventus 3-1.
In the league, Lazio have picked up 36 points from 16 games and are six points behind both Inter Milan and Juventus albeit with a game in hand. AS Roma are just a point behind in 4th while Atalanta are a further 4 points behind.
While a title fight is unlikely, Inzaghi will want his team to secure a top-four finish and in order to achieve that goal, winning games like the upcoming one is vital.
Coming to their opponents, Brescia are absolutely struggling in the top division. They won the Serie B last season to get promoted but are looking likely to make a swift return back into the second division.
Le Rondinelle are currently 18th in the table, with a paltry 14 points from 17 games. They are 2 points ahead of SPAL and 3 points ahead of Genoa. Safety is still within reach with Eugenio Corini’s trailing Sampdoria and Lecce by a solitary point.
However, in order to survive relegation, the team needs to find a rhythm soon and Lazio’s visit does not make it any easier.
In terms of team news, Ricardo Kishna is the only doubt for Inzaghi’s side. Meanwhile, Alfredo Donnarumma and Emmanuele Ndoj are injury doubts for Brescia. Further, Daniele Dessena is ruled out of the game for the hosts.
Head-to-Head & Brescia vs Lazio Betting Tips
Looking at head-to-head, both teams have played 12 matches, Lazio winning 7 to Brescia’s 2. Further, the capital club are unbeaten in the last 4 meetings, registering a clean sheet in each of them.
Lazio’s recent form also favors them, having won each of their last 5 league games. On the other hand, Brescia picked up just 2 wins in their last 5 in the league.
Thus, Lazio are favorites to win the match despite it being an away game and the red-hot Rome club can be expected to keep a clean sheet and plunder a few goals.
Brescia Predicted XI: Joronen; Sabelli, Cistana, Chancellor, Mateju; Bisoli, Tonali, Romulo; Spalek; Balotelli, Torregrossa
SS Lazio Predicted XI: Strakosha; Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas, Alberto, Lulic; Immobile, Correa