Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After holding Sampdoria to a 1-1 draw at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Venezia will look to escape the danger zone when they take on Lazio in a highly-anticipated Serie A game. I Lagunari aim to put an end to their five-game winless run, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match as well. All Okereke, Modolo, and Haps are sidelined with injuries, while Thomas Henry should be recalled to the starting XI after scoring the equalizer against La Samp.
The Biancocelesti faced no difficulties in a 3-1 win over Genoa, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on draw. Ciro Immobile is a major doubt, and the Lazio top scorer will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since March 2002 when Lazio defeated Venezia 4-2.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Lazzari):
Born in Valdagno, Italy on November 29, 1993, Manuel Lazzari is a midfielder who plays for Serie A side SPAL. Lazzari played for the youth teams of Montecchio Maggiore at the start of his football career and in 2011 he moved to Delta Rovigo.
After spending the 2011/2012 season at the club, Manuel Lazzarri joined Giacomense in the summer of 2012 and it has to be noted that he made 24 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2012/2013 season the 174-cm-tall footballer moved to SPAL and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Manuel Lazzari had seven assists in 39 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Italian elite division. His main position is right midfield, but he can play as both right-back and right winger if needed. Manuel Lazzari’s contract with SPAL should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Lazio):
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.