Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(48) 39 Goals 35 (52)
(12) 5 Assists 4 (10)
(6.7) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
31.6 Average Age 31.5
182.4 Average Height (cm) 180.3
(1.1) 1.2 Shots pg 1 (1)
(54%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(0.8) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.9)
(1.5) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Cristian Brocchi Out 6.22
André Dias Out 7.12
Mauro Zárate Out 6.25
Tommaso Rocchi Out 6.57
Abdoulay Konko Out 7.26
Sergio Floccari Out 6.61
Honorato Ederson Out 6.56
Luis Pedro Cavanda Out 6.8
Libor Kozák Out 6.25
Player Reason Status Rating
Dejan Stankovic Out 6.21
Cristian Chivu Out 6.52
Joel Obi Out 7.04
Gaby Mudingayi Out 6.43
Wesley Sneijder Out 7.32

Team News

  • Kozak is suspended, but Klose will be back available to lead Lazio's attack after missing the trip to Bologna.
  • Konko and Cavanda are both unavailable, so Scaloni will play as right-back in defence.
  • Ederson is struggling to blend into the team, and his injuries are not helping Lazio's biggest summer transfer.
  • Samuel is back after his suspension, which means Stramaccioni will finally have his preferred defence all available.
  • Guarin has been performing extremely well in recent matches, but the coach may want to use him only later on in the game.
  • Sneijder is still sidelined over the quarrel regarding his contract between him and the club.

Prediction

  • Lazio wasted a good chance to move closer to Napoli and leave Fiorentina behind, while Roma and Milan are closing in. Petkovic may have his attacking problems solved with Klose's comeback, but to win this match he will also have to prove his players are strong as a team.
  • Stramaccioni has to make a choice between playing with two or three attacking players: he showed great adaptability during the season, but the team now need a clear direction: Snejider's departure may lead the manager to pick the 5-man midfield with Guarin in the starting XI, and Cassano-Palacio to alternate up front.
  • Inter are likely to let Lazio keep the ball and try to counter-attack: the Nerazzurri are less confident when they have to be the play makers, while their attackers are lethal in open spaces. Petkovic will probably ask his players to avoid mistakes in the midfield and to move the ball quickly and accurately.
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