Lazio will be looking to jump into the top two ahead of the World Cup after a fantastic victory over rivals Roma last weekend just as AC Milan dropped points just above them on Tuesday ahead of playing hosts to Monza.
Napoli did manage to win again in midweek too, however, making this game a must-win for Lazio if they are to get themselves into the top two this weekend. As of now, Maurizio Sarri sees his side three points behind Milan in the table, but with a goals difference of six goals needed in order to get ahead of the champions, the only way Sarri can do so is if he wins this game 7-0.
With this unlikely, the Rome side will merely be looking to make it two wins in a row since a shocking defeat to Salernitana two weeks ago. Nevertheless, with Napoli letting in some goals recently, Lazio have the second-best defensive record in the league with just eight goals let in after Felipe Anderson’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Roma.
As for Monza, they have rocketed up into 15th in recent weeks with them managing to rack up some wins and see those around them plummet deeper into rotten form. On the other hand, the club only just returned to winning ways after a 4-1 loss to Milan and a 2-1 defeat to Bologna. Monza defeated Hellas Verona 2-0 last Sunday - this was their first win since the start of October when they beat Spezia 2-0.