Lazio and Empoli will open the way for the 23rd round of this season’s Serie A action when they clash at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday, 7th February. The host will be looking to complete a double over their opponents spurred on by home fans having beaten them 1-0 in the first leg. This will be the only match of the day in the Italian top flight.
The hosts love them and good game and will look to combine possession and attack as they take the game to the visitors. Ciro Immobile, evergreen as it is, will be the main man to execute attacks when the chances arise. With Martin Caceres in defence and Joaquin Correa in midfield, this is a pretty all-rounded side.
Empoli are 17th on the log and will be coming from another trip to Chievo. They will seek to be defensively strong as they were in the first leg; a point would be a great reward for those efforts. Francesco Caputo will be their sole man up front to convert counter-attack chances.