Hellas Verona is aiming to break their four-month winless streak in Serie A as they face Lazio at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Saturday.
The Veneto-based club is seeking a victory to potentially climb out of the relegation zone, while Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio is eyeing their fourth consecutive win in all competitions.
Verona’s last league victory was against Roma in late August, followed by a long stretch without securing three points.
Their recent 3-3 draw against Udinese extended their winless streak to 13 matches, although they’ve managed to halt their string of losses with consecutive draws.
The team, buoyed by scoring five goals in their last two games, approaches this fixture with optimism, hoping to reverse their concerning form.
Meanwhile, Sarri’s Lazio enters this match after a 1-0 win over Genoa in the Coppa Italia, securing a spot in the quarter-finals.
Lazio, with aspirations for Champions League qualification, seeks back-to-back Serie A victories for the first time since October.
They’re cautious after a recent defeat to bottom-placed Salernitana and are eager to secure maximum points, especially in a contest they are expected to win.
Verona will miss Pawel Dawidowicz, Isak Hien, Riccardo Saponara, and Giangiacomo Magnani due to injuries.
Cyril Ngonge and Milan Djuric, key scorers in recent matches, are likely to play vital roles.
Lazio’s Patric and Luis Alberto are doubtful for the game, but Alberto is expected to return.
However, Alessio Romagnoli and Gustav Isaksen are ruled out. Ciro Immobile, seeking his first open-play Serie A goal since August, will be hoping to break his goal drought.
Possible Starting Lineups:
Hellas Verona: (4-3-3)
Terracciano, Copola, Amione, Tchatchoua;
Duda, Folorunsho, Suslov;
Ngonge, Duric, Lazovic
Lazzari, Casale, Fuentes, Marusic;
Guendouzi, Rovella, Kamada;
Anderson, Immobile, Pedro
Prediction: Hellas Verona 1-1 Lazio
Verona’s quest for a win might extend, but they could secure a draw against Lazio at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on Saturday.