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January 7, 2012 5:00 PM GMT
Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena — Siena
Referee:‬ A. Gervasoni‎
Attendance:‬ 7623‎
35′ (PG) Emanuele Calaiò
45+4′ (PG) Emanuele Calaiò

Serie A Preview: Siena v Lazio

The visitors face the Bianconeri on Saturday evening, knowing that victory would see them temporarily climb to third spot in Serie A

By Adam Wheeler

Lazio Rom: Miroslav Klose, Rafael Gonzalez & Anderson Hernanes



Vitiello, Rossettini, Terzi, Del Grosso
Mannini, D'Agostino, Gazzi, Brienza
Calaio, Destro


Stankevicius, Biava, Diakite, Radu
Gonzalez, Ledesma, Lulic
Rocchi, Klose

Giuseppe Sannino's side could welcome back Simone Vergassola, after the midfielder recovered from the muscle strain that has plagued him since late October. The former Sampdoria playmaker is unlikely to start the game but may well feature from the bench, while Nicola Belmonte should also return for the hosts.

The visitors will face the Bianconeri without Cristian Brocchi, as the former AC Milan midfielder is unlikely to return until next weeks clash with Atalanta. Stefano Mauri also remains sidelined with a recurrence of a thigh problem picked up in the 2-2 draw with Milan. However, Federico Marchetti is in line to return after sitting out the last two games with a muscle tear.

  • Siena have won only one of their last nine league games.
    • Only Novara and Lecce have won fewer games than the Bianconeri this season.
    • On average the hosts are conceding a goal a game in Serie A this term.
    • Lazio have not suffered defeat in any of their away games this season.
    • The visitors have won exactly half of their league games this term.
    • Only Juventus and Udinese have conceded fewer goals than Lazio this season.

    Field Report
    Reader's Predictions
    Top 3 Predictions
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    Team News
    Available Squads
    79Gianluca PegoloGoalkeeper
    27Cristiano Del GrossoDefender
    6Mariano de Almeida AngeloDefender
    15Luca RossettiniDefender
    19Claudio TerziDefender
    14Alessandro GazziMidfielder
    -Paolo GrossiMidfielder
    15Francesco BolzoniMidfielder
    16Emanuele CalaiòStriker
    22Mattia DestroStriker
    23Franco BrienzaStriker
    12Simone FarelliGoalkeeper
    29Andrea RossiDefender
    4Matteo ContiniDefender
    -Paul Costantin CodreaMidfielder
    -Daniele ManniniMidfielder
    11Pablo GonzálezStriker
    53Albano BizzarriGoalkeeper
    4Lionel ScaloniDefender
    20Giuseppe BiavaDefender
    26Stefan RaduDefender
    33Marius StankeviciusDefender
    19Senad LulicMidfielder
    24Cristian LedesmaMidfielder
    27Lorik CanaMidfielder
    14Giuseppe SculliStriker
    11Miroslav KloseStriker
    9Djibril CisséStriker
    30Pablo CarrizoGoalkeeper
    3Andrè DiasDefender
    21Modibo DiakiteDefender
    15Alvaro GonzalezMidfielder
    -Simone Del NeroMidfielder
    9Tommaso RocchiStriker
    Players to Watch
    Gaetano D'Agostino
    Gaetano D'Agostino
    Position: Midfielder
    Squad Number: 10
    Games Goals YC RC
    0 0 0 0
    The summer signing has been in fine form so far this season, and is currently leading the assists chart for his new side. The former Udinese playmaker has also chipped in with a few goals for the Bianconeri, including a well taken strike in the 4-1 victory over Chievo, and he will need to be at his best again, if his side are to overcome high flying Lazio on Saturday.
    Miroslav Klose
    Miroslav Klose
    Position: Striker
    Squad Number: 11
    Games Goals YC RC
    22 7 2 0
    The Germany international has been a revelation for the Biancazzurri this season, and he is currently the clubs top scorer with eight league goals so far this term. The former Bayern Munich forward has also proved a valuable provider in the first half of the campaign with three assists to his name, and with the oppurtunity to fire his side to third spot in Serie A, expect a performance from the veteran striker.
    With the visitors record on the road this season, and them having the oppurtunity to climb to third in Serie A, along with the Bianconeri's poor run of form, an away victory seems a likely outcome.

    Editor's Prediction
    Siena 0
    Lazio 2
    Top Scorers
    Player   Goals Penalties
    Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
    20 0
    Luca Toni Luca Toni
    Hellas Verona
    18 2
    Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
    18 1
    Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
    17 5
    Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
    15 0