Soccer News – Genoa – Lazio
Genoa welcomes Lazio in a match from the fourth round of the Italian Serie A. Let’s have a look at this clash.
One point from three games – this is what Genoa managed to do in the first three rounds of the league. They won a point against Sassuolo in the first round, but after that they suffered two defeats against Juventus and Udinese. Their main goal this season is going to be survival, but they really need to improve their performance if they want to achieve it.
As for Lazio, it’s clear what they will try to do this season – qualify for the Champions League. Simone Inzaghi’s team is showing a lot of promise so far, winning 7 points in the first three games. They were impressive in the last round, beating Milan with 4-1 at home. This match truly showed us Lazio’s power and why they will be a tough opponent for every other team in the league. Before that Lazio surprisingly lost two points against SPAL and won against Chievo.
During the week Lazio had a match in Europa League as well. Inzaghi’s team traveled to Netherlands to face Vitesse and won the match with 3-2. They have won four games out of five in all competition so far.
Genoa can’t use the suspended Armando Izzo and Andrea Bertolacci, while Goran Pandev, Nicolas Spolli, David Biraschi, Gianluca Lapadula and Sebastian Gorga are all doubtful for the next game.
Lazio will be without the suspended Marco Parolo, while Luis Nani, Wallace and Felipe Anderson remain injured and unavaliable for selection.
Lazio are the heavy favourite here. How we said, Simone Inzaghi’s team will try to reach the Champions League this season, so they have to win every game possible. As for Genoa, they still have to work very hard, if they want to stay in the Serie A.