Lazio take on visitors from Sparta Prague in the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. The match will take place at Stadio Olimpico on March 17 at 21:00 (the first leg result – 1:1).
Lazio have played 29 matches this season. The team recorded 11 victories, 8 draws and 10 defeats with 37-37 goal difference. Such results allowed Stefano Pioli’s men to gain 41 point and sit on the 8th place in the standings. We should note that the run of disappointing results of the Eagles ended last weekend in clash with Atalanta that Lazio won 2-0. In the first leg, Lazio conceded an early goal on 13th minute but then the visitors showed the character, took possession and created twice more chances at the opponents’ goal.
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Sparta have played 20 matches in the domestic league this season. The team took 15 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats. These results allowed them to gain 47 points and sit on the second spot of the standings. Sparta are currently 6 points behind the league leaders. Sparta took three victories and three draws in the group stage that allowed them to finish on the second spot with 12 points. In the first leg at own arena Sparta scored a quick goal on 13th minute but their opponents equalized before the break on 38th minute.
These two teams have played 3 head-to-heads. Two of them ended with draws and one match was won by Sparta at own pitch back in 2003 (1-0). Lazio showed nice football in the last match and scored twice. It should add to their spirits before the return match against Sparta. Perhaps teams won’t create many chances in this game.
Prediction for the match: Lazio to qualify.