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  • January 7, 2012
  • • 17:00
  • • Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi - Montepaschi Arena, Siena
  • Referee: A. Gervasoni
  • • Attendance: 7623
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Serie A Preview: Siena v Lazio

Serie A Preview: Siena v Lazio

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


PROBABLE LINEUPS

SIENA

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


LAZIO


Marchetti
Stankevicius, Biava, Diakite, Radu
Gonzalez, Ledesma, Lulic
Hernanes
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.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

    Players to watch

    G. D'Agostino

    Position: Midfielder

    Games: 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.

    M. Klose

    Position: Attacker

    Games: 33

    • 12
    • 5
    • 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.

    Editor's Prediction

    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.

    Last Five Matches

    Head To Head

    Siena

    Lazio

    Wins
    2
    1
    2
    Wins

    Betting & Predictions

    Reader's Predictions

    Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica SIE
    Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Siena
    Draw
    SS Lazio LAZ
    SS Lazio Lazio
    77%

    Top 3 Predictions

    Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica SIE
    0 - 2
    SS Lazio LAZ
    Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica SIE
    0 - 1
    SS Lazio LAZ
    Robur Siena Società Sportiva Dilettantistica SIE
    1 - 3
    SS Lazio LAZ

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