Lazio will continue their quest for a top-four finish in the Serie A when they welcome Torino to Rome this Saturday.
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)
Lazio have scored 64 league goals this season – only Inter Milan have scoured more in Serie A.
The hosts have lost just twice in the league this season (ten wins and four draws).
Lazio have conceded just one goal in the 15 minutes immediately after the break – that’s a league-low.
Torino have won just one of their last ten Serie A games (five draws and four losses).
The visitors have failed to score in their last two visits to the Stadio Olimpico.
Torino have finished two of their last three league outings with a one-man advantage.
Head to head
Lazio are undefeated against Torino across the last five head-to-head clashes as they have won three times and drawn two.
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After going on a run of four games without a win in February, Lazio seem to have found their rhythm back with a run of four wins in their last five games.
The hosts were considered a team without a chance of finishing in the top six a few weeks back after they lost two games in a row. But they are back in contention for a place in the top six thanks to a 4-1 win over Genoa last time out.
They come into this round of games sitting inside the top six with 55 points, seven points behind fourth-placed Juventus. However, they are just two points ahead of Fiorentina in seventh and four ahead of Atalanta, who have both played a game less.
As a result, Maurizio Sarri’s side still have a long way to go this season to ensure that they finish within the top six. With Fiorentina, especially, not dropping points recently, the hosts will have to keep their noses up by winning as many points as possible.
Given that they will welcome Bologna to Rome with the fourth-best home record in the league, they will fancy their chances of getting a good result in this fixture.
Possible Lazio starting line-up
Thomas Strakosha; Elseid Hysaj, Patric, Francesco Acerbi, Adam Marusic; Lucas Leiva, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Pedro.
Torino will look make it three league games unbeaten when they travel to the capital this Saturday.
The eleventh-placed visitors come into this tie on the back of a goalless draw with high-flying AC Milan, sparking hopes they can crack into the top half before the end of the season.
However, with just one win from their last ten Serie A outings (D5, L4) they have little chance of finishing in the top half. They are also in contrasting attacking form to Lazio, having failed to score more than a single goal in any of their last ten matches.
That should be a worry for manager Ivan Jurić, especially when you consider that Torino also failed to score in their last two visits to the Stadio Olimpico. The Croatian will be desperate to buck that trend here as a first top-ten finish since 2018/19 is still achievable for his side.
Possible Torino starting line-up
Etrit Berisha; Armando Izzo, Bremer, Ricardo Rodriguez; Stephen Singo, Rolando Mandragora, Sasa Lukic, Mergim Vojvoda; Tommaso Pobega, Josip Brekalo; Andra Belotti.
Injured: Koffi Djidji, Mohamed Fares, Dennis Praet, Antonio Sanabria
Doubtful: Simone Edera
Lazio 3-1 Torino