Lazio will be aiming to get closer to the top seven and compete in Europe when they travel to Venice for a Serie A match Wednesday (12/22).
Despite being on a five-game losing streak, the Venetians are now seven points ahead of the relegation zone at the Serie A table.
Lazio has not won a Serie A match in succession since August, so they can consider themselves fortunate to be still in eighth place in this league.
One of the main problems for the team this season was tactical coherence under Maurizio Sardo. The team is still adapting Simone Inzaghi’s defensive tactics to the attacking football of former Napoli and Juventus boss. Lazio currently sits 8th in the table with eight wins, four draws, and six losses. They are three points behind the top three teams.
Venice has not won since 21 Nov, when they lost to Bologna at Renato dall’Ara.
They have lost three games consecutively against Inter, Atalanta, and Verona since then before drawing against Sampdoria and Juventus. In the second round, they beat Terna by 3-1.
Analyze of Form
After a nearly 20-year hiatus, Venice is back in Serie A. We can also say that the club’s debut in this format was at such an elite level. Everything is going as planned: The team fights for survival. Paolo Sanetti’s team has been fortunate so far. There are many clubs with weaker statistics.
Their performances are not particularly impressive. They have won only a handful of matches and lost over half. The results for debutants were good, however. It was obvious that the Wings and Lions had only intended to establish themselves in Serie A. The roster is impressive and the owner invited several well-known Legionnaires to the event.
Players like Sergio Romero and Arnold Sigurdsson, Dore Perez, Ethan Ampadu, David Okereke, and Dore Perez are currently all in Venice. They will likely try to find other players in the winter. The squad needs to be strengthened as Genoa and other rivals will undoubtedly try to win the second half. For a newcomer, it will be even harder to survive at Calcio.
Lazio has been a perennial contender in the European competition. It is taking part in the Europa League this year, after all. The Eagles finished second in their group against Lokomotiv Moscow and Galatasaray.
They will face Porto in a tie-break match in February. Lazio couldn’t maintain their usual level in Serie A. This is because Simone Inzaghi, the mentor, left during the summer. Inter called the mentor and offered him a move to Milan.
Sarri replaced him and it became clear that Maurizio would rebuild soccer to his philosophy. His results so far have been highly controversial. Lazio has lost just a few games (8 against 6), but they have conceded a lot more goals (36 against 33, 13 of them by Immobile).
Record for head-to-head
Three of the six meetings between Lazio and Venice were won by Lazio, while Venice has won once.
News from the team
David Okereke is doubtful for the home match, while Marco Modolo, Cristian Molinaro, and RijkaardHarps are all out with injuries.
Due to gastroenteritis, Striker Ciro Immobile will miss the game.
Venezia XI (4-3-3). Sergio Romero; Tyrone Ebuehi, Mattia Caldara, Michael Svoboda, Pasquale Mazzocchi; Ethan Ampadu, Dor Peretz, Domen Crnigoj; Mattia Aramu, Dennis Johnsen, Francesco Forte
Lazio XI (4-3-3). Pepe Reina; Elseid Hysaj, Francesco Acerbi, Luiz Felipe, Manuel Lazzari; Danilo Cataldi, Toma Bassi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Mattia Zaccani, Pedro
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