Brugge and Lazio meet at Jan Breydelstadion, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first head-to-head meeting.
Club Brugge :
The home team plays its second game in Group F, having won by (1‑2) in their first match in this group stage, against Zenit. The team comes to this match after a away loss against OH Leuven by (2‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Bruges won 7 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, But their attack has scored regularly , as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
Club Brugge comes to this match after a 2×1 loss to OH Leuven in a Belgian championship match. In the first match of the group stage of the Champions League, the Belgians beat Zenit St Petersburg 1×2. In this match against Lazio, coach Philippe Clement will have to present a more defensive team, betting on successive counterattacks, looking for forward Youssouph Badji. On the other hand, midfielder Hans Vanaken is one of this team’s top scorers, with 5 goals scored in 11 games. In doubt for this game are Simon Mignolet, Odilon Kossounou and Michael Krmenčík.
The away team plays its second match in Group F, having won (3‑1) in their first match in this group stage, against Borussia Dortmund. The team comes to this match after a home win against Bologna by (2‑1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Lazio won 4, drew 1 and lost 5. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Lazio comes to this day after a 2×1 victory at the reception at Bologna, thus adding the second consecutive triumph in official matches: the team’s goals were scored by Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto. It should be noted that the Italians beat Borussia Dortmund 3×1 on the first day of the group stage of the Champions League. Coach Simone Inzaghi usually lines up a very offensive tactical system, at 3-5-2, with Joaquín Correa and Ciro Immobile being responsible for tormenting the rival defensive line: the second player mentioned is Lazio’s top scorer, with 3 goals scored. in various official competitions. For this match, the visiting team cannot count on Senad Lulic. Silvio Proto and Stefan Radu, injured, plus Thomas Strakosha and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are in doubt.