Lazio vs. Sassuolo: Preview and TV schedule

Giuseppe Bellini

Sassuolo will look to end their losing streak away at mid-table Lazio in Serie A's late Sunday game.

Newly-promoted Sassuolo spent big in January; though despite their reinforcements, they've slumped to nine defeats in their last ten matches. The Emilians are now rock bottom of the Serie A table, and will likely bring back former coach Eusebio Di Francesco in place of Alberto Malesani if they lose to Lazio on Sunday -- less than a month after he was sacked.

However, winning the game certainly isn't an impossibility. Edy Reja hasn't been able to stop Lazio's characteristic inconsistency, with the aquile going down 3-1 to relegation strugglers Catania last weekend. When these sides met at the Mapei Stadium earlier in the season, Sassuolo came from two goals down to salvage a point. With the attacking talent they have in their ranks, it shouldn't be routine for the hosts.

Lazio will be without Emiliano Alfaro, Bruno Pereirinha, Hélder Postiga and Ederson through injury, while Sassuolo have Emanuele Terranova, Marius Alexe, Francesco Acerbi, Gaetano Masucci and Thomas Manfredini all sidelined. It's the neroverdi who have the bigger injury problems, as Reja has all of his key first teamers available for selection.

Lazio injuries and suspensions

Out: Emiliano Alfaro, Bruno Pereirinha, Hélder Postiga, Ederson (injured). In doubt: None.

Sassuolo injuries and suspensions

Out: Emanuele Terranova, Marius Alexe, Francesco Acerbi, Gaetano Masucci, Thomas Manfredini (injured). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Lazio: Etrit Berisha; Ștefan Radu, André Dias, Giuseppe Biava, Abdoulaye Konko; Stefano Mauri, Cristian Ledesma, Álvaro González; Senad Lulić, Miroslav Klose, Antonio Candreva.

Sassuolo: Gianluca Pegolo; Lorenzo Ariaudo, Paolo Cannavaro, Pedro Mendes; Alessandro Longhi, Simone Missiroli, Raman Chibsah, Stefano Morrone, Aleandro Rosi; Sergio Floccari, Domenico Berardi.

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

TV: beIN Sports (U.S. - English), RAI Internazionale (U.S. and Canada - Italian), ESPN UK / HD (U.K.), Sky Calcio 2, Premium Calcio, Sky Supercalcio HD (Italy)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada)

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