Fiorentina are still in the hunt for the Europa League spot and will be looking to push on for victories in their last 3 games as they are just 9 points behind 5th place Atalanta and if results go their way, they can still be in the hunt for that spot. Fiorentina have been in good form at home losing just 1 game all season at home which came against Empoli in an upset 2-1 victory for them. Fiorentina will look to continue that good run of form and rely on the form of forwards Kalinic (14 goals), Bernadeschi (11 goals), Babacar (9 goals) and Tello & Ilicic (4 goals each). Defensively however, Fiorentina have struggled to keep clean sheets, conceding in 63% of their games at home and conceded in 5 straight games heading into this encounter.
Lazio have been in great form winning 3 straight games with some great show of offensive form scoring 16 goals in their last 3 games which will bring supreme confidence in the side heading into his game. They scored 7 against Sampdoria, 3 against Roma and 6 against Palermo. They have seen the likes of Immobile (22 goals) and Balde (14 goals) been smashing the goals in those games. Defensively also they have been poor in recent weeks leaking in 7 straight games while shipping 15 goals in those encounters. Lazio are also expected to rest some of their starting defenders with Europa League secured, they have the Copa Italia final to look forward to in mid-week.
This game promises to be an exciting one considering the scoring form and defensive frailties of both teams.