MX23RW : Saturday, December 4 04:41:12| >> :60:736:736:

Preview: Fenerbahce vs. Lazio

Sports Mole previews the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final clash between Fenerbahce and Lazio on Thursday.

Fenerbahce will attempt to secure a home advantage when they welcome Italian outfit Lazio in the first leg of their quarter-final clash in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Turkish side overcame Viktoria Plzen in the previous round to advance to this stage of the competition, while Lazio were comfortable winners over Stuttgart.

Fenerbahce will enter the match full of confidence having won four of their last five matches in all competitions, a run of form that has left them in second position in their domestic table, just four points behind leaders Galatasaray.

Lazio, however, have won just two of their last six matches in Serie A, with that disappointing run of form dropping them into fifth position in the table.

The home side could name the same team that overcame Akhisar Bld. at the weekend, with former Liverpool pair Dirk Kuyt and Raul Meireles both starting. Miroslav Stoch is also pushing for inclusion, but is expected to start on the bench.

Lazio, meanwhile, are expected to recall defender Marius Stankevicius, but Louis Saha should keep his place in attack alongside experienced German forward Miroslav Klose.

Recent form:

Fenerbahce: WWDWW
Lazio: WLWLW

Possible starting lineups:

Fenerbahce: Demirel; Kormaz, Irtegun, Ziegler; Meireles, Baroni, Topuz, Erkin; Sow, Kuyt, Webo

Lazio: Marchetti; Biava, Rady, Stankevicius, Onazi; Gonzalez, Hernanes, Ledesma, Cana; Saha, Klose

Sports Mole says: 1-1

ID:77418: cacheID:77418:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:3318:

Previews by email

Click here to get Sports Mole's daily email of previews and predictions for every major game!

Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Juventus' Paul Pogba fires in a long-range effort against Udinese on January 19, 2013
Read Next:
Preview: Juventus vs. Lazio

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
FA Cup
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
League One
National League
National League North
National League South
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Swedish Allsvenskan
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
6Istanbul BasaksehirIstanbul147162016422
7Fatih KaragumrukKaragumruk146442118322
10Adana Demirspor145542018220
17Yeni MalatyasporYeni M'spor144191223-1113
18Goztepe SKGoztepe SK142571320-711
20Caykur RizesporCaykur Rizespor1431101227-1510

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!