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Salernitana will do battle with away side Lazio at Stadio Arechi in this Serie A game on Saturday.
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Salernitana fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-2 Serie A victory vs Hellas Verona.
In that game, Salernitana had 30% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Salernitana, the goalscorers were Milan Đurić (29') and Grigoris Kastanos (70'). Hellas Verona had 24 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Darko Lazović (63') was the scorer for Hellas Verona.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Salernitana have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Salernitana have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 15 goals on the way.
Coming into this fixture, Salernitana are winless against Lazio in their previous 2 league games.
Since being beaten in their last game against Inter Milan in Serie A action, Lazio will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Lazio had 39% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Lazio was Ciro Immobile (35'). On the other side, Inter Milan had 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Alessandro Bastoni (30') and Milan Škriniar (67') scored for Inter Milan.
Lazio have regularly broken through opposing defences in their most recent fixtures, having scored 11 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Lazio have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, though.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between these sides was Serie A match day 12 on 07/11/2021 when it finished Lazio 3-0 Salernitana.
On that occasion, Lazio had 61% possession and 16 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Ciro Immobile (31'), Pedro (36') and Luis Alberto (69').
Salernitana had 5 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Antonio Rapuano.
Team News: Salernitana
In our view, I granata may well kick off with a 3-5-2 formation for the game with Vid Belec, Andrei Motoc, Filippo Delli Carri, Frederic Veseli, Wajdi Kechrida, Francesco Di Tacchio, Andrea Schiavone, Joel Chukwuma Obi, Luca Ranieri, Federico Bonazzoli and Cedric Gondo.
Team News: Lazio
Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri has some current player fitness concerns. Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Corona virus), Stefan Radu (Unknown Injury), Toma Basic (Unknown Injury), André Anderson (Unknown Injury) and Francesco Acerbi (Hamstring Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We are inclined to think that i Biancocelesti will likely elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, choosing Thomas Strakosha, Adam Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Patric, Elseid Hysaj, S. Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto, Pedro Rodriguez, Ciro Immobile and Mattia Zaccagni.
Salernitana have it within them to put one past this Lazio side, but one goal possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a very close game with a 1-2 win for Lazio at full-time. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Arechi (37,180)
Captain: Francesco Di Tacchio
Chairman: Ugo Marchetti
Manager: Stefano Colantuono
Competitions: Serie A position 20
🔑 Star Player: Mamadou Coulibaly
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Mamadou Coulibaly was born in Thies, Senegal. Having made his senior debut playing for Pescara in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in this Serie A 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 9 appearances.