The battle to finish in a Europa League place in Serie A is heating up, and two sides that are in the battle for a top-six finish will meet this weekend, as Sassuolo travel to Lazio.
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No team in Serie A are in better form than Lazio at present, as they have gone four games without defeat. They have also lost just once in their last six league outings in Italy. However, this will be their biggest challenge in recent weeks, and a victory could see them move into the top-six. A win by a considerate margin along with results going their way could even see them end the weekend in the top four. Lazio have won their last three Serie A games, with their most recent victory coming against Roma. Their 3-0 victory on that evening was an indicator that they are back to their very best form, and it has put the sides above them on alert. Ciro Immobile fired the home side ahead in that game, before two goals either side of half time from Luis Alberto wrapped up a comfortable win against the side currently in the top-four.
Sassuolo have been one of the biggest stories in Serie A so far this season, but there is a sense that their early season form is slowly coming to an end. They have been dropping down the standings over recent weeks, and will need to rediscover their consistency if they want to challenge for a place in Europe in the second half of the season. Sassuolo have won just once in their last three league games, and haven’t won in their last two. They were held in their last league game by Parma. Filip Duricic managed to save a point for the hosts on that occasion, with a last minute penalty.
Lazio vs Sassuolo Head To Head
Sassuolo will be looking for a second win on the bounce in Serie A against Lazio. They beat their opponents this weekend last season away from home, as they claimed a 2-1 win. That was just one of two times that Sassuolo have won away from home against Lazio in the last seven years.
Lazio vs Sassuolo Prediction
This will be a massive weekend for Lazio, as a win in this fixture will see them put the pressure on the sides above them. We expect them to get the three points that they need.
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