Serie A – Match-day 12: Lazio v Salernitana

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The Stadio Olympico sees Sunday action as Lazio take on Salernitana – 6:00pm GMT.

Lazio will take on Salernitana on Sunday, as third takes on eleventh in the League.

Lazio have 24 points to their name, going into this tie

Lazio will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Atalanta, which itself followed a draw to Udinese, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Also, Lazio keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. With 24 points (7W, 1L and 3D), they are established in third position in the League having won seven games, drawn three matches, and lost one game.

Lazio have won four meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game of their six League matches at home this season.

Victory for Lazio would take their points tally to 27 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Lazio will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (23). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Ciro Immobile (6), Mattia Zaccagni (4), and Luis Alberto (3). So far this season, Lazio’s defence has been outstanding, enabling them to only conceded five goals.

Lazio are likely to be missing one of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Salernitana’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 13 points this season

Salernitana will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Spezia Calcio and Internazionale. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, Salernitana need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded three losses in their last five matches. With an eleventh position in the league and 3 wins, 4 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 13 points in the League having won three matches, drawn four fixtures, and lost four meetings.

Salernitana have drawn three fixtures and lost two games of their five League matches away from home this season.

Winning this fixture will see Salernitana on 16 points.

Salernitana’s squad has depth, but even so, Davide Nicola is likely to be missing two of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Lazio v Salernitana – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Lazio and Salernitana have faced each other five times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lazio’s favour (4 – 1). Further, Lazio recent form against Salernitana has been outstanding, winning on four out of the last five games. The last time both teams met in this competition Salernitana secured a 0-3 away win.

Other standout players for Lazio are Ciro Immobile and Mattia Zaccagni with six goals each and for Salernitana are Pasquale Mazzocchi and Krzysztof Piatek with two goals and two goals respectively.