Serie A preview: Lazio hope to extend unbeaten streak against Salernitana



Lazio face Salernitana at Stadio Olimpico on Matchday 12 of Serie A 2021/22.

Lazio team news and expected starting lineup

Lazio have a record of 5V-3D-3D (18 points) and occupy 6th place in Serie A.

In their recent league game against Atalanta, Lazio lost vital points as Marten de Roon scored in the last minute and tied the game 2-2. Duvan Zapata scored the other goal for La Dea while Pedro and Ciro Immobile found the net for the Biancocelesti.

The last few weeks have been difficult for Lazio due to the condensed schedule between Serie A and the Europa League. This is their last game before the international break and Mattia Zaccagni could return to the roster. It would be welcoming for Maurizio Sarri and Lazio, as Pedro and Felipe Anderson have played important minutes this season.

Expected starting composition

Lazio (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Elseid Hysaj, Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi, Adam Marusic; Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Pedro.

Player to watch

Ciro Immobile has been at his best lately. In their midweek match against Marseille in the Europa League, he was voted Man of the Match. Moreover, the Italian took a big step forward by scoring his 160th goal for the club, overtaking Silvio Piola to become the all-time leading scorer.

Immobile has scored in three of their last four Serie A games and four of their last six appearances in all competitions. He will look to continue on this positive form against Salernitana. So far in Serie A, the 31-year-old has started in every game except one due to injury, scoring ten goals and providing two assists between Serie A and the Europa League.

Salernitana team news and expected starting lineup

Salernitana has a record of 2V-1D-8D (7 points) and occupies 19th place in the top flight of Italian football.

In their recent league game against Napoli they were beaten 1-0. Piotr Zielinski scored to give the Partenopei the victory. It was a fiery affair as both parties received red cards. Franck Ribéry had an exceptional match for the Granata because he was relentless and gave his team a chance to win until the end.

Regarding absences, Matteo Ruggeri, Leonardo Capezzi, Lassana Coulibaly, Luka Bogdan and Mamadou Coulibaly will be unavailable for Stefano Colantuono. Additionally, Grigoris Kastanos will miss the game as he is serving a one-game suspension.

Expected starting composition

Salerno (4-3-1-2): Vid Belec; Nadir Zortea, Norbert Gyomber, Stefan Strandberg, Luca Ranieri; Joel Obi, Francesco Di Tacchio, Andrea Schiavone; Franck Ribery ; Simy, Federico Bonazzoli.

Player to watch

Federico Bonazzoli, who is currently on loan from Sampdoria, will lead the lines against Lazio. The Italian striker has started in ten of the eleven Serie A appearances for the Granata, managing to find the net twice. Moreover, the 24-year-old is the only player on the squad to have scored more than one goal this season.

Match prediction

Lazio and Salernitana have met four times in Serie A, each winning two matches. The last time they met was in March 2019, where the Biancocelesti won 6-1 at Stadio Olimpico.

Salernitana have struggled as a visitor this season as they have taken a win in five away matches at Arechi Stadium. During that time they have conceded 11 goals.

Although defense has been a problem for Lazio (as they only have one clean sheet in the last 11 Serie A games), scoring hasn’t been in recent times as they have scored two goals. or more in four of their last five matches. competitions.

Lazio 3-1 Salerno


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