Our prediction for this match:
Friends Arena in Solna will host Saturday’s football match between Arsenal and Lazio. The Gunners can’t wait for the new Premier League season to start as new coach Unai Emery undisputedly helped them regain a much-needed confidence. The capital club rolled over PSG 5-1 at the 2018 International Champions Cup at the weekend and they are seen as favourites to win their final warm-up game against Lazio. Alexandre Lacazette proved his worth in the 5-1 crushing of PSG and the former Lyon attacker is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Lazion, on the other hand, are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Arsenal, meaning that Unai Emery’s troops are likely to have a number of chances to score on the break. You should bear in mind that Arsenal eliminated Lazio in the Champions League when the two teams faced in the double-header 18 years ago.
Highlighted Player (Bernd Leno):
Bernd Leno is a German goalkeeper who plays for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. The 190-cm-tall shoot-stopper started his career at the youth team of SV Germania Bietigheim and he played for VfB Stuttgart during his youth career as well.
After making 56 appearances for Stuttgart II from 2009 to 2011, Bernd Leno started playing for the first-team in the 2011/2012 season. Over the years Leno has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at BayArena outfit and he plays for Germany national team as well. The Bayer Leverkusen man made his debut for Germany on May, 29, 2012 in a 3-1 loss to Slovakia.
Bernd Leno represented die Mannschaft at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it is well known that the Germans won the tournament in Russia. Leno was born in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany on March 5, 1992 and it has to be noted that his contract with Bayer Leverkusen should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Lazio Roma):
Lazio Roma are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles.
The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals.
The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco.
The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.