27 October 2006

Lazio - Reggina preview

Lazio (7 pts, 13th place)
Reggina (-4 pts, 20th place)
15:00 CET (9:00 AM EST) Sun, Oct 29
Stadio Olimpico, Roma

US TV: FSC (live)

Sorry the preview is late again. At least I get them up before the match actually happens. Here's a quick rundown of what you need to know about how Lazio's lineup will look against Reggina:

Oddo will be back after serving his two game disqualification. Stendardo and Pandev will both be out for their red cards in the match against Sampdoria. Cribari will come off the bench for Stendardo and Tare will start in place of Goran. Oddo's return should make up for the slight hole at center back. Pandev has done nothing all season, so starting Tare isn't really much of a loss. The only problem with the striking duo is that Rocchi, although he will start, probably will not be able to play more than a half due to his nagging muscle problem. That means we could see Inzaghino in for more than just five minutes. It also means that if Lazio wants to win, they should score early.

Projected lineup:


*Breaking news for Lazio's midfield. As the injury revolving door continues to spin, Manfredini has strained his left thigh and will be out for at least 45 days. I personally like Manfredini, but he hasn't been any more productive than the rest of the midfield. Just don't expect to see him for a few weeks.

Prediction (is back!): Lazio 2-1 Reggina. Rocchi in the first half, maybe a rigore from Oddo.

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