16:00 GMT 13 May 2017
With just 3 games of the 2016/17 Serie A season left to play, there’s still everything to play for at both ends of the table. One team involved in the end of season drama is Lazio, who sit in 4th currently occupying a Europa League place. With 3 wins in their last 3, they might have a chance of a Champions League if Napoli slip up as they are currently 7 points behind. Fiorentina could also sneak into the Europe as they are 3 points away from the final Europa League spot.
Lazio have won this fixture 5 out of the last 6 meetings with Fioretina winning the other one. The game back in December ended 3-1 to Lazio and there have been more than 2.5 goals on all 4 of the last 4 occasions. Head to head matches: AC Fiorentina - Lazio Roma
Head to head matches: AC Fiorentina - Lazio Roma
It’ll be tough for Fiorentina to get anything from the game but with their sights set firmly on European football, it might be enough for them to snatch a huge win. Lazio are devastating going forward so they’ll have to be disciplined at the back but without Gonzalo Rodriguez in the centre of defence, they might struggle. It’ll take a massive tem effort for them to take all 3 points. Latest matches: AC Fiorentina
Latest matches: AC Fiorentina
A win for Lazio might mean nothing in terms of Champions League qualification as Napoli are just one win away from confirming their place. A win for Lazio is still vital and if they can take as many points as possible from their last 3 games, they won’t finish any lower than 4th, which is a great finish nonetheless. Their first choice keeper, Federico Marchetti will see out the rest of the season with injury so Thomas Strakosha will take his place, as he has done for most of the season.
Latest matches: Lazio Roma
|07.05.2017||Seri||Lazio Roma||Sampdoria Genoa||7:3||W|
|30.04.2017||Seri||AS Roma||Lazio Roma||1:3||W|
|23.04.2017||Seri||Lazio Roma||US Palermo||6:2||W|
|15.04.2017||Seri||Genoa FC||Lazio Roma||2:2||D|
|09.04.2017||Seri||Lazio Roma||SSC Napoli||0:3||L|
Lazio head into the match as favourites but it certainly won’t be plain sailing as both teams have something still to play for. If Lazio get an early goal, like they have done consistently in their last few games, it could be a huge Lazio win but the key for Fiorentina will be to stay tight at the back and hope to snatch a goal on the break. It should a nervy, low-scoring game due to both teams desperately not wanting to lose.
13 May 2017 - 16:00 GMT
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