Our match prediction:
Lazio produced a scintillating display in a 4-3 win over Atalanta in Bergamo in the opening match of the season. The capital club, though, failed to make life difficult for reigning champions Juve on day 2 as they were beaten by the Bianconeri 1-0 at their Stadio Olimpico. Lazio are eager to start a new winning run in the national championship, but Sunday’s football match against Chievo will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors. The Mussi Volanti did well to beat Inter in their opener in the “City of Love”, but Fiorentina proved to be a big catch for Rolando Maran’s troops. Both sides are likely to go for a win in Sunday’s clash in Verona and we predict that both teams are going to find the net on Matchday 3. In their last meeting in the Serie A Lazio recorded a 4-1 win over Chievo.
Highligted Player (Lucas Castro):
Lucas Castro was born in La Plata, Argentina on 9 April, 1989. He played for his home-town club Gimnasia La Plata at the start of his senior career and the pacey winger made 68 league appearances for los Triperos from 2008 to 2011. Racing Club signed him for the 2011/2012 season and he scored five goals in 26 appearances for the club in the national championship. In 2012 he decided to move to Europe as he signed a five-year deal with Serie A side Catania for a fee of €2.5 million. The Argentine footballer scored 13 goals for the Sicilian outfit from 2012 to 2015 and on 29 June, 2016 he joined fellow Serie A side Chievo. Lucas Castro received Argentina call-up in 2011 for a friendly against Brazil, but he did not come from the bench. Castro is a winger, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder. His market value on 15 July, 2016 was €6 million.
Highlighted Team (Lazio Roma):
Lazio 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.