Will it be the Champions League ambitions of Lazio or the survival instincts of Chievo? With it all to play for, this Serie A clash hosted in the capital city has an interesting sub-context.
Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:
The hosts are fourth in SA, taking advantage of a poor recent run by Roma. With the battle for the final CL qualification spot looking set to be between these two eternal rivals, Lazio would be eager to pocket three points against Chievo.
The visitors have picked up just one win since the end of October and are living off their early season form of 15 points from the opening nine games. They now sit 13th in SA and just seven points above the relegation places. If the slide is not halted, do not be surprised if they find themselves amid that battle soon!
The hosts have won their last three home games in all competitions to go with four on the trot at home to teams in the bottom half. They have a very good scoring record (48 goals) behind only Juventus in SA, although they have conceded the most (24 goals) among the top five!
Compare that to Chievo, who have scored just 20 goals in 20 games so far in SA! In addition, their away form is shaky, with no wins in six trips (W0, D2, L4).
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Leading Chievo’s charge will be Roberto Inglese with seven goals. He will look to capitalise on Lazio’s generosity at the back.
Stat attack: Chievo have not scored in their last three away SA games and lost all of them.
These two sides, together with Inter Milan, have scored the most headed goals in SA this season (seven).
Lazio: F. Caicedo (leg injury), S. Radu (suspension), D. Di Gennaro (doubtful), F. Marchetti (doubtful), Mauricio (doubtful)
Chievo: L. Castro (knee injury), A. Gamberini (muscle injury), R. Inglese (knee injury), R. Meggiorini (doubtful).