Salernitana will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Serie A on the bounce when host Lazio at the Stadio Arechi in an important league fixture on Saturday night with kickoff at 20:00.
Salernitana are battling to survive the Serie A on their first top flight promotion in 23 seasons with club experiencing a difficult welcome back to Italy’s big-time. The Salerno side has only managed to claim three wins from their 19 league matches, drawing two while suffering 14 defeats in the process. They currently occupy the bottom place in the league rankings, with 11 points on board to their name and are six points behind adrift of safety with two matches in hand.
However, Salernitana kicked off 2022 in a style as they claimed a vital 2-1 victory at Verona last Sunday with Milan Djuric and Grigoris Kastanos finding the net for Salernitana, while Darko Lazovic got the consolation goal for Verona.
The win was an important one for Stefano Colantuono, s side as it ended their nine-match winless run across all competitions while also ending their five-match losing streak in all competitions. They will be looking to build on the win as they aim at salvaging their season which appears to be destined for the drop.
Meanwhile Lazio have been bedeviled by inconsistency throughout 2021-22 campaign with club recording nine wins, five draws and seven defeats from their 21 league matches to collect 32 points, which have left them in the eight spot but level on points with seventh-paced Fiorentina and sixth-placed Roma.
Mauricio Sarri’s side are winless so far this year, following a 3-3 draw against Empoli earlier this month and the 2-1 defeat to the league leaders Inter Milan last Sunday. The run has seen them drop into their current spot and therefore they will be looking to bounce back in and resume their pursuit of a European place with a win on Saturday.
They will fancy their chances as they coming up against a lowly Salernitana who have been struggling at the back at have only won one of their nine home matches this season. Also, Lazio have won in all their last three encounters scoring 12 goals while conceding just one in the run.
Salernitana vs Lazio head to head
Both sides have met in four encounters since 1998 with Lazio claiming three victories while Salernitana have claimed one victory and there are no draws yet.
- Lazio 3-0 Salernitana 07/11/21
- Salernitana 0-3 Lazio 07/08/12
- Lazio 6-1 Salernitana 07/03/99
- Salernitana 1-0 Lazio 01/11/98
- Verona 1-2 Salernitana
- Salernitana 0-5 Inter
- Genoa 1-0 Salernitana
- Fiorentina 4-0 Salernitana
- Milan 2-0 Salernitana
- Inter 2-1 Lazio
- Lazio 3-3 Empoli
- Venezia 1-3 Lazio
- Lazio 3-1 Genoa
- Sassuolo 2-1 Lazio
Salernitana team news
Salernitana will be without Matteo Ruggeri and Stefan Strandberg due to injuries while Lassana Coulibaly is unavailable as he joined his national team for AFCON duties.
Lazio team news
Lazio will be without Jean Akpa who left for international duties in the AFCON while Francesco Acerbi is a doubt.
Prediction and odds
- Lazio win
- Goals under 2.5
- Both sides to score(no)