Lazio – Crotone
Lazio hosts Crotone in a match from the 18th round of the Italian Serie A.
Lazio are currently 5th in the Serie A standngs. They continue with their fight for a Champions League qualification. Lazio are trailing on 5 points behind the 4th Roma, so they really need to improve their current form and start winning on a more regular basis.
In their last five matches Lazio won just once – against Sampdoria. In the other four of their last five matches, Simone Inzaghi’s boys suffered two defeats and made two draws. This is not good enough for a team who is motivated to qualify for the Champions League.
In their last match Lazio made a dramatic 3-3 draw during the visit to Bergamo to face Atalanta.
Crotone on the other hand are 16th in the Serie A with 15 points won so far. They have a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats. Last season Crotone made a true miracle, managing to survive in the Serie A. Now they are out of the relegation zone, but it doesn’t mean that they are safe. Crotone is on just one point above the 18th SPAL and the relegation zone in the Serie A.
Let’s have a look at the team news before the clash.
Lazio could be without Nani, Mauricio dos Santos Nascimento and Davide Di Gennaro, who are still recovering from their injuries. They are doubtful for the match at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome.
Crotone can’t use the injured Marco Tumminello, who is recovering from a serious knee injury.
Lazio are the favourites here, of course. They have a better team and they have the home ground advantage. They need to improve their form and a match against Crotone is a very good chance for doing that.