Feyenoord vs Lazio Prediction and Match Preview

Feyenoord vs Lazio Prediction and Match Preview

Expect an electrifying clash as Feyenoord and Lazio lock horns at De Kuip this Wednesday.

Feyenoord has emerged as the team to beat in the Eredivisie, and their Champions League performance promises to be equally formidable.

Barring any unforeseen injury concerns, Arne Slot is unlikely to alter the lineup that recently dominated Vitesse with a 4-0 victory. The home side receives a boost with Santiago Gimenez’s return from suspension.

In contrast, Lazio has been in splendid form recently, with a three-game winning streak across all competitions, including a triumph against Sassuolo.

Nevertheless, Feyenoord has transformed De Kuip into an impregnable fortress, and with Gimenez rejoining the starting eleven, it’s our prediction that the visitors will return to Rome empty-handed. Maurizio Sarri is expected to have a full squad at his disposal.

Team News:

Despite a convincing 4-0 victory for Feyenoord over the weekend, it came at a cost, with both Santiago Gimenez and Yankuba Minteh sustaining injuries that may prevent them from participating in the upcoming match.

Gimenez, who scored the only goal in their 1-0 win against Lazio last season and has tallied 13 goals in nine appearances so far, will be a significant loss.

Croatian winger Luka Ivanusec is uncertain for the match as he continues to recover from a minor ankle injury, while defender Gernot Trauner will be sidelined due to a knee injury.

Ciro Immobile is expected to be available for Lazio, having returned from the injury that kept him out of the Italy squad last week. During his absence, Taty Castellanos has been in good form, contributing with a goal and two assists in the two matches since Immobile’s minor setback.

Mattia Zaccagni is set to return to the starting lineup after being rested over the weekend. He is likely to replace Pedro, who became Lazio’s oldest Champions League goalscorer after scoring the winner against Celtic.

Matias Vecino and Elseid Hysaj are in contention to start, with Sarri expected to make some changes from the lineup that secured a victory in Reggio Emilia over the weekend.