Lazio welcome their favourite victims to town on Wednesday afternoon when Fiorentina make the trip to the Stadio Olimpico (kick-off 15:00).
Lazio (3-5-2): Reina; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Escalante, Luis Alberto, Marusic; Muriqi, Immobile.
Unavailable: Correa, Fares, Lulic, Proto.
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Dragowski; Milenkovic, Ger. Pezzella, Igor; Caceres, Amrabat, Borja Valero, Castrovilli, Biraghi; Vlahovic, Ribery.
– The last time Fiorentina beat Lazio in Serie A was back in May 2017 (3-2); two draws and four defeats for them since then, (including the last two).
– After wins in 2018 and 2020, Lazio could win three consecutive Serie A home matches against Fiorentina for the first time since 2001 (four).
– Lazio have picked up less than nine Serie A points in their first seven seasonal home games for the first time since 2009/10: they have just eight home points so far, fewer than 10 sides.
– After their 3-0 win against Juventus, Fiorentina could keep clean sheets in two Serie A away matches in a row for the first time since December 2018.
– Fiorentina have failed to score in six Serie A games this season; only Parma (seven) have had more games without scoring – on the other hand, only Inter and AC Milan have had fewer than Lazio (one; 3-0 v Sampdoria).
– Lazio have conceded 63% of their Serie A goals in the first half (15/24), the highest percentage this term.
– Ciro Immobile is the second player in Lazio’s history to have scored 10+ goals in five consecutive Serie A campaigns, after Giuseppe Signori (between 1992/93 and 1996/97).
– Lazio’s Luis Alberto has been involved in seven goals in six Serie A matches against Fiorentina (three goals, four assists) – against no other side has he had more in the competition.
– Fiorentina’s José Callejón has scored more goals against Lazio in Serie A than against any other opponent (six goals, four on the road) – the Olimpico is the stadium in which the Spaniard has scored his joint-most away goals in the competition (level with San Siro).