Fiorentina travel to the Olimpico for the first time this season as they prepare to face a strong Lazio team.
Both sides will come into the game off the back of poor results. For the hosts they will be hoping to bounce back after their 2-1 defeat to rivals AS Roma. Fiorentina, however, struggled to gain as much as a point against SPAL and haven't won since their 3-0 win at home to Torino last month.
The hosts will be desperate to forget their Derby defeat, and prior to that loss were in scintillating form. The Biancocelesti have only lost two games this season, beating the likes of Juventus along the way. It’s likely that Simonoe Inzaghi will stick with the same 3-4-2-1 formation with Ciro Immobile spearheading the attack. Immobile has been nothing short of unbelievable this season, with 15 goals and a further 6 assists. Lazio’s main man is incredibly averaging a goal every 71 minutes. However, a positive for the visitors is that he’s never scored against the Viola in Serie A.
Last month with three wins it looked as if the Viola had turned a corner, but winless in November and struggling to beat SPAL has just about summed up Fiorentina. Consistency is so important in football and it’s something Fiorentina cant get right. A win away to Lazio would help and then some, not only to move up the table but for the confidence of the players. Stefano Pioli, who comes up against his former side, is expected to make a few changes to the line up. Cyril Thereau is back in contention and Cristiano Biraghi is certain to replace Maxi Olivera.
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