Insight, form and news ahead of this evening's clash between Lazio and Hellas Verona.
#1. Head to head. This is the first time these two sides have met this season as the original fixture was rescheduled to make way for Lazio's Supercoppa Italiana Final in Saudi Arabia (Lazio won 3-1 against Juventus). The last time the sides met at the Stadio Olimpico, almost exactly two years ago, Lazio won 2-0 , both goals coming from Ciro Immobile, who else? The last time Verona won against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico was in the championship winning 1984/85 season!
#2. The form book. Hellas Verona are unbeaten in six (3 draws and 3 victories) going into this game. Lazio have won their last 7 home games. In fact, Lazio haven't lost in Serie A since 25 September (1-0 against Inter)! Ciro Immobile is in scintillating form, having scored 24 goals in 21 games.
#3. On the road. 411 Hellas fans are expected to make the journey south from Verona to Rome to support the gialloblù this evening.
#4. Team news. The big news for Verona is that Amrabat is out following his red card against Milan on Sunday. The influential midfielder is expected to return on Saturday against Juventus. For the home side, Luiz Felipe, Danilo Cataldi and Joaquin Correa are all doubts.
#5. Pessina to step in. With Amrabat suspended, Matteo Pessina is likely to drop into a deeper role in the heart of Verona's midfield. The youngster proved a worthy deputy for Amrabat when took on that role in Verona's 2-0 victory against SPAL at the beginning of January.