Lazio vs Sevilla
Europa League, Europe
Date: Thursday, 19th February 2019
Kick off at: 17.55 GMT
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy
An exciting battle in Europa League knockout stage set to excite football fans as Lazio face Sevilla on Thursday. Both teams are keen on getting positive result in the first leg tie which will be held at Stadio Olimpico.
Lazio vs Sevilla Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both sides as they gear themselves up for an exciting Europa League first leg battle this midweek. Let’s take a closer look at what kind of lineups and formation that those two teams could be preparing to help them grabbing a win.
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Strakosha(g);Radu, Acerbi, Felipe(def);Lulic,Parolo, Lucas, Luiz Alberto, Marusic(mid);Correa, Caicedo(att)
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Vaclik(g); Mercado, Kjaer, Wober(def);Promes, Mesa, Banega, Sarabia, Vazquez(mid);Ben Yedder, Munir(att)
Heading into this upcoming Thursday fixture, both teams have already been involved in several matches both in their domestic cups and respective leagues. Let’s check out what kind of results the two sides have been getting recently to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LLWWW
After struggling in their two early Serie A matches in 2019, Lazio starting to find positive results. Biancocelesti have won their last three games in all competition, including last weekend’s victory over Empoli.
Although Le Aquile’s last two wins were against bottom placed teams in the league, but it was still a positive confidence booster. Simone Inzaghi’s side are looking to entertain their fans with another positive result this midweek.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWLLD
In contrary to their midweek opponent, Pablo Machi’s side have failed to register any victories in their last three games. Los Rojiblancos even picked up a heavy 6-1 defeat in their Copa del Rey tie against Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Machin certainly hope his players have move away from that disappointing loss against Barca. This Thursday will be a good moment for Sevilla to get back into winning ways.
Inzaghi is certainly not in any joyful mood ahead of the midweek tie as he won’t be able to call up some of his important players. Wallace is still out until March, Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are both doubtful for Thursday.
Fortunately Luiz Alberto could return in the line up for the Europa League tie, which is a big boost. However, without Immobile, Le Aquile must cout on Joaquin Correa and Felipe Caicedo up front.
Machin also have some injury concerns for their Europa game as Aleix Vidal, Maxim Gonalons, Joris Gnagnon are all doubtful. Meanwhile, Nolito is still out with a long term injury as he is recovering from a broken leg.
Los Rojiblancos will still rely on Simon Kjaer in defense, while Ever Banega is the main man in midfield. In their attacking department, Munir might be getting a starting role alongside Wissam Ben Yedder.
Head to Head Records:
Surprisingly this two teams haven’t met in any previous competitive matches before next Thursday match.
Sevilla have been the most prolific team during this season’s Europa League group stage round, scoring 18 goals already.
Lazio themselves only managed to win three out of nine European home fixtures against any Spanish opposition.
Lazio seems to be gathering a positive momentum ahead of the midweek clash, but they can still be inconsistent with their form. Inzaghi will be hoping that his side can really get another positive result in front of their home crowd.
Sevilla themselves are also looking to get their form going again and a win might be the best trigger for it. Machin’s side will give their best and try to take away a victory away from home.
Final Score: 1-1