Lazio and Empoli open this Thursday, February 7, the twenty-third round of the Italian Championship season 2018/2019. The match will be held at the Olympic stadium in Rome and will start scheduled for 17:30 (Brasília time).
Usually the days of the Series A count on games between Friday and Monday. This time however, Lazio had their game anticipated for the team to gain a little more time in preparation for Thursday’s clash against Sevilla for the second round of the Europa League.The gain for that game brought short-term loss. That’s because the Roman team had their Matchday 22 match scheduled for Monday, February 4. As a visitor, he defeated Frosinone 1-0. Thus, he will have less preparation time to face Empoli.Risk certainly calculated, since there are two teams that are battling against relegation. Sevilla, on the contrary, multiple times winner of the Europa League, presents much greater challenges.By securing their success against Frosinone, Lazio climbed to seventh place on the Italian League standings. He reached the 35-point mark (ten wins, five draws and seven losses). The score is the same as for Atalanta, fifth placed, and Roma, sixth, but the team takes disadvantage when the tiebreaker criteria are used.As principal, the campaign of Lazio presents more modest numbers. In that respect, the team of the capital figures as eighth best of the Italian Championship. Of the 33 points he played as column one, he won 18 (five wins, three draws and three losses) having scored 19 goals and conceded 14.Coach Simone Inzaghi will have to get around a series of injury problems to climb the team on Thursday. They are in the care of the medical department defender Wallace (13 matches in the Italian Championship 2018/2019 edition, no goal); midfielders Luis Alberto (17 goals, one goal), Bruno Jordão (still without performances), Luiz Felipe (11 goals, one goal) and Jordan Lukaku (seven goals, no goal) and striker Ciro Immobile 11 goals).
Empoli is about to complete two months without winning. His most recent success came on Dec. 9 when he beat Bologna, a rival in the fight against relegation, by 2-1. If he does not beat Lazio on Thursday, he will surpass the mark. In that period, he played seven Serie A games. He suffered five losses and tied twice.With 18 points (four wins, six draws and 12 losses), he is in seventeenth position, at the edge of the relegation zone. It has only one point of advantage in comparison with the Bologna, eighteenth place and first in the region of the sticking.Their numbers as visitor are even more troubling. In this respect, it presents the worst performance of the Italian Championship. Of the 30 points that played as column two, returned home with only four (four ties and six losses) having scored 11 goals and suffered 24.For the meeting of Thursday in the Italian capital, the medical doubt is on account of striker Antonio La Gumina (19 matches in the 2018/2019 version of the Italian League, two goals). Examination should reveal if it will be able to act.
What is the shape of the teams in the last 5 games?
Last result: 1-0 vs Frosinone
Form: W W L L W
The first match of the 23rd round of Serie A is played on the Olimpico. Lazio is a big favorite in the Empoli dispute. The eagles are in rebounding form – without winning three stages in a row, Inzaghi’s players broke the ice on Monday. Even if they did not get any reassuring success, they passed 1-0 by Frosinone. Stefan Radu was the title holder, and Caicedo scored the goal of victory.Chances are Lazio’s players are feeling fatigued. They played the last match of the 22nd round and now they are about to open the ball. Matches are disputed within three days and other batch issues may occur. Biancoceles are already having difficulties – Luiz Felipe, Jordan Lukaku and Wallace are injured and Marco Parolo is suspended. I’m also asking the question and the scorer Ciro Immobile, which is uncertain.
Last result: 2-2 vs Chievo
Form: D L D W L
Empoli needs huge points to continue to hope he will save himself from relegation. He has the weakest defensive Serie A, with 44 goals scored in 22 stages. Moreover, he is one of two teams in the Italian championship that has not yet won. It will be extremely difficult for him to kick even on the Olympics, where he has never managed to leave with more than one point.Empoli has scored at least two goals in the last 6 matches played away from home in Serie A. Saturday has hardly avoided homecoming with Chievo. He was led 2-0, but Francesco Caputo’s double gave the hosts a point. The 31-year-old veteran has reached 11 staggered goals and may be Empoli’s savior.
News, analysis, statistics and anachronism about the two teams.
- Lazio has 5 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats on his own
- Eagles have only one success in the last four stages
- This season, Ciro Immobile scored 11 goals in 22 appearances
- Lazio has four wins in a row with Empoli.
- In 5 of the last 6 games the GG did not come out
- GG & 4 + came out in the last three games of Empoli
- The team trained by Iachini has not won since April
- He has received 18 goals in the last 6 matches played on a foreign field
- Only Genoa (25) received more goals than Empoli (24) away
- Empoli is victorious in the history of Olimpico matches
Football Prediction of the Day Lazio vs Empoli
Lazio have won their last four matches against Empoli. The most recent, for the first round of the Italian Championship in its 2018/2019 edition, finished with a score of 1 to 0.
Lazio has important players in the medical department and in case of doubt it is quite likely that they will be left aside so that they have more time of recovery aiming at the duel against Sevilla. This should certainly influence the performance of the team. Against a larger rival could even derail the chances of success. Empoli’s limitations, especially when he is far from home, however, make the prognosis in the success of home owners the best option for the opening match of the twenty-third round of the 2018/2019 Italian Championship.
Bet Tips: Lazio wins