Feyenoord begins their Europa League campaign with a trip to Rome and a tough clash against Lazio. Kick-off is at 20.00.

Feyenoord reached the final of the Europa Conference League last season and they are hoping for another successful European campaign under Arne Slot.

The Rotterdammers have had a bright start to the season and they currently sit second in the Eredivisie with four wins and a draw in five games. At the weekend, Feyenoord came from behind to defeat Go Ahead Eagles 4-3.

Slot will be hoping for some better defending from his side when they travel to face Italian Serie A side Lazio on Thursday. The Roman side have had a mixed start to their campaign and they currently sit ninth after two wins in five games. At the weekend, Napoli came away from the Italian capital with a 2-1 win.

The groups other game sees Sturm Graz host Midtjylland.

Team News

Lutsharel Geertruida and Marcos Lopez are still out for Feyenoord, meaning Fredrik Bjรธrkan will start again in the defence.

Slot should stick with Danilo through the middle, with Patrick Walemark and Javairo Dilrosun on the wings.

Possible Feyenoord line-up: Bijlow, Pedersen, Bjorkan, Hancko, Trauner, Kokcu, Timber, Szymanski, Walemark, Dilrosun, Danilo

Lazio boss Maurizio Sarr has an almost fully fit squad to choose from and he is likely to go strong as they look to start with a win. Ciro Immobile will probably begin up front with star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic also likely to be in the starting eleven.

Possible Lazio line-up: Provedel; Lazzari, Romagnoli, Patric, Hysaj; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Vecino; Pedro, Immobile, Zaccagni

Odds

Lazio 1/1 Draw 11/4 Feyenoord 13/5

Can Feyenoord get a result in Rome?

Feyenoord have had a good start to the season and they have spent well in the summer to build a strong squad. A successful European campaign can definitely be achieved and they will be looking to get off to a good start.

Lazio are the strongest side in the group on paper and they will be the favourites to progress top of the pile. However, Feyenoord are a match for them if they can reach their top level.

Defensively, Feyenoord will need to be much better than they were at the weekend, but up front, Danilo is in good goalscoring form and Slot has options on the bench.

A draw to start the group would be an excellent result for Feyenoord with ties against Sturm Graz and Midtjylland to come.




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