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  • February 5, 2012
  • • 11:30
  • • Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, Genova
  • Referee: P. Tagliavento
  • • Attendance: 22000
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Serie A Preview: Genoa - Lazio

Serie A Preview: Genoa - Lazio

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Pasquale Marino's men host the Biancazzurri on Sunday, with the visitors full of confidence after disposing of Milan in a 2-0 midweek victory


PROBABLE LINEUPS
GENOA

Frey
  Mesto, Granqvist, Kaladze, Moretti
Kucka, Biondini
Jankovic, Sculli
Gilardino, Palacio



LAZIO


Marchetti
Zauri, Dias, Biava, Radu
Gonzalez, Ledesma, Lulic
Hernanes
Rocchi, Klose



The hosts will go into Sunday's clash without Cesare Bovo, with the former Palermo defender still suffering from the knee problem that has seen him out of action since the 1-0 loss to Fiorentina back in October, while Luca Antonelli is also set to miss out.

On the plus side for the Rossoblu, Marco Rossi could return to the squad after recovering from a thigh strain. Although the captain is unlikely to start the tie, he may well feature from the bench.

Edy Reja's side have some problems of their own with Cristian Brocchi's broken toe keeping the midfielder on the sidelines for another week or two, while Lorik Cana will also miss out as the former Marseille skipper is still suffering from the back injury sustained in the shock 4-0 defeat to Siena last month.

However, the visitors should welcome back top scorer Miroslav Klose, after the former Bayern Munich striker sat out the midweek victory over Milan with a minor knock.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Genoa have only lost two of their home games all season.
  • The hosts have also won the last three in their backyard, which included impressive victories over Udinese and Napoli.
  • Along with Inter, the Rossoblu have drawn the fewest games in Serie A so far in 2011-12.
  • Lazio have lost two of their last three away games in Serie A.
  • However, the visitors have won three of their last four league matches overall.
  • The Biancazzurri have also scored five goals without reply in their previous two league encounters.

Players to watch

R. Palacio

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The Argentina international has been in excellent form for the Rossoblu this term, with the striker currently leading both the assists and goalscoring charts for Il Grifone and, after netting five goals in his last three games, the former Boca Juniors forward will be raring to go for the visit of the Biancazzurri.

M. Klose

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The former Bayern Munich forward has been on fire for the visitors since signing on a free transfer in the summer and is quickly becoming a fan favourite at Stadio Olimpico. The Germany international has already struck 11 times in Serie A and, with two goals in his last three games, he's a good bet to add to his tally on Sunday.

Editor's Prediction

With Edy Reja's troops full of confidence following the midweek victory over Milan, coupled with the likely return of Miroslav Klose, another victory for the visitors seems likely.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Genoa

Lazio

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Genoa CFC GEN
Genoa CFC Genoa
Draw
SS Lazio LAZ
SS Lazio Lazio
76%

Top 3 Predictions

Genoa CFC GEN
0 - 2
SS Lazio LAZ
Genoa CFC GEN
1 - 2
SS Lazio LAZ
Genoa CFC GEN
1 - 3
SS Lazio LAZ

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