Lazio v Fiorentina – Preview – 27 February 2010

seriealogoLazio v Fiorentina
Italian Serie A
San Siro – Milan, Italy
27 February 2010 – 19:45 GMT

Fiorentina looks to keep their chances of European football alive while Lazio is fighting a tough relegation battle.

Lazio v Fiorentina Preview

Fiorentina needs to finish strong in the final months of the Serie A to keep any hope of a spot in the Europa League alive. They are 10th place with 34 points and six points behind 6th place heading into the weekend. They’ve struggled on the road with a 3-3-6 record and -4 goal difference. The club is 1-1-5 in their last seven league matches and falling farther back from the top 6 teams. Most of their problems are on the offensive end as they’ve been scoreless in three of those matches and scored a combined five goals.

Lazio is only two points ahead of the relegation zone and has a -7 goal difference. Lazio has a league worst 20 goals scored in 25 matches and a 3-4-5 record at home. Despite having the least amount of goals scored in the Serie A, Lazio has been able to get five wins and ten draws. In their last seven Serie A matches, Lazio has a 1-3-3 record. The team’s lack of offense is it’s main problem and reason it is fighting for survival.

Both clubs have not performed well in the last month but Fiorentina is clearly the stronger team. They are led by Alberto Gilardino with 12 goals while Lazio has several players with three goals each. The two teams played to a scoreless draw earlier in the season.

Lazio v Fiorentina Prediction

It will end up in a 1-1 draw.

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