Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(14) 6 Goals 8 (19)
(9) 5 Assists 9 (13)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 7.1 (7)
25.8 Average Age 30.3
183.6 Average Height (cm) 182.3
(1.1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.3 (1.3)
(57%) 61% Aerial Duel Success 55% (57%)
(0.8) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.9 (1)
(2.2) 1.9 Tackles pg 1.8 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Europa League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Peniel Kokou Mlapa Out 6.62
Marc-André ter Stegen Doubtful 6.55
Player Reason Status Rating
Miroslav Klose Out 6.16
Cristian Brocchi Out N/A
Mauro Zárate Out 6.72
Stefano Mauri Doubtful 6.18

Team News

  • Thorben Marx should return to the side having missed the game with Leverkusen through injury to replace Alexander Ring.
  • Tony Jantschke will also come into the starting XI, potentially at the expense of Brouwers, having missed the weekend's game due to a suspension.
  • Loanee Tolga Cigerci should continue to get the nod over Ring and Rupp on the right, with Patrick Hermann supporting Luuk de Jong up front.
  • With Miroslav Klose sidelined Sergio Floccari will continue to lead the line for the visitors.
  • Senad Lulic should return to start on the left wing in place of Stefano Mauri, who is a doubt with an ankle problem.
  • At the back, Petkovic must decide whether to field his usual pairing of Biava and Dias or rest one of them, having played Ciani for much of the Europa League campaign.

Prediction

  • Although Gladbach have failed to match their exploits from last season they have recovered from a disappointing start to remain in contention for another Europa league berth next year.
  • Lazio, on the other hand, are hoping to be playing a level up in the Champions League next season despite a blip in Serie A since the turn of the year, with Klose's absence a big blow.
  • The visitors are still the stronger side on paper and will have less to worry about as they don't play again until Monday, while Gladbach have an afternoon kick-off on Saturday to contend with.
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