Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Saturday 29.01.2011, 18:00 CET.
Based on what Lazio showed in the last couple of matches, it is difficult to predict their performance against Fiorentina, who are likewise struggling and one of the most inconsistent sides in Serie A so far this season.
Last season against Viola @ Olimpico, we were on course of clinching a win, a very important one at that time, before Fiorentina equalized in the extra time.
With respect to our possible formation against Fiorentina, a couple of things are certain: Rocchi and Matuzalem are still out with injuries. Zarate was suspended following a massive brawl with Bologna players after the match while Dias is also suspended but for picking up 2 yellow cards (1 red) in the same match. Considering that new comer Sculli is doubtful, this leaves us quite thin upfront.
In the middle of the park, I would like to see Gonzales start: he was quite good in all the recent matches he features. Why not play him and Ledesma in the middle and give Brocchi a match – off, in particular as the latter has been sub-par as of late. In defense, Lichsteiner is back after 1 match suspension while I expect Diakite to start instead of Dias and directly mark Gilardino.