Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Thursday’s football game between Lazio and Monza will bring down the curtain on day 14 of the new Serie A campaign. The Biancocelesti proved their worth in the Rome derby, with Felipe Anderson’s goal sealing the victory for Maurizio Sarri’s troops, and they must be brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Monza. Since key midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is back from suspension, home win should definitely be considered.
Keep in mind, though, that experienced attacker Ciro Immobile remains on the sidelines with a hamstring problem. The Biancorossi, on the other hand, defeated ten-man Verona 2-0 on home soil at the weekend, but given their poor away record (1-1-4), we predict that Lazio will emerge triumphant in the midweek showdown. Both Stefano Sensi and Pablo Mari Villar are sidelined with injuries, while Andrea Ranocchia faces race against clock to be fit for the trip to the “Eternal City”.
Highlighted Player (Elseid Hysaj):
Born on 2nd February 1994, Elseid Hysaj is an Albanian defender who has spent his entire professional career in Italian Serie A and he is predicted a bright future in the game. Empoli scouts spotted his talent while he was playing for Shodra youth sides, and after three years in the youth team, the full-back was promoted to the first team set up.
Hysaj performed really well in his first three years as a first team regular, helping the Azzurri gain promotion to the top fight in the process. One season in Serie A proved enough for the right-sided defender to secure a big club move as he joined Napoli in the summer of 2015 and immediately nailed down a regular starting berth.
Capable of doing dirty defensive work as well as making forward runs, Hysaj is a modern full-back, who is destined for big things. The talented footballer is already a key member of the Albania national team and he will represent the country at the Euro 2016 finals.