Lazio and Fiorentina narrowly sit outside of the European places in Serie A coming into this round of midweek fixtures. The hosts will be looking to bounce back from defeat last time out, while Fiorentina will be searching for a second straight victory.
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Fiorentina and Lazio couldn’t be closer in the Serie A standings coming into this fixture, as there is a just a point separating the sides. The visitors have a slim advantage, as they sit in seventh, while Lazio are a point further back in eighth.
Lazio have won two games in their last four, and have also been beaten twice during that run of games. However, despite that, a victory on Wednesday will be enough to see them rise in the league standings, and they could end their round of fixtures as high as fourth.
They will be looking to recover following a setback in their last fixture though, as they were beaten by Hellas Verona in a damaging afternoon on Sunday. It was a very disappointing performance by the travelling side on that occasion, as they were hammered 4-1 by a Giovanni Simeone-inspired Verona. Ciro Immobile scored the consolation goal in defeat.
Fiorentina are narrowly above their Serie A rivals coming into this game on Wednesday, as they have picked up one more point that Lazio. They have won five and lost four this season, and are one of two teams yet to draw a match in Serie A.
Fiorentina picked up maximum points for the first time in two games over the weekend, as the Seire A giants beat Cagliari 3-0 at home. Cristiano Biraghi, Dusan Vlahovic and Nicolas Gonzalez scored the goals in a very comfortable afternoon in front of their home fans.
Lazio vs Fiorentina Head to Head
Lazio have beaten Fiorentina 18 times in the previous 33 meetings. The travelling side have won on ten occasions, while there have been five draws played out. Fiorentina ended a seven-game wait for a win over Lazio in May 2021, as they beat their rivals 2-0. However, Lazio have still won five of the previous seven.
Lazio vs Fiorentina Prediction
This could be a game that goes either way based on the performances that we have seen by both sides this season. Neither have been consistent enough in Serie A, which means a first draw between the sides at the Stadio Olimpico since 2017 could be on the agenda.
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