Bottom club Salernitana face another tough test as they welcome Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio to the Stadio Arechi this weekend.
The Granata are rooted to the foot of the Serie A table some six points from safety and were roundly beaten 3-0 in the reverse fixture at the Stadio Olimpico in November.
The Granata did manage to pick up their third league win of the season last weekend in beating Verona 2-1 away from home, but Lazio are an entirely different proposition.
The Biancocelesti are struggling for consistency though after drawing their first game of 2022 3-3 with Empoli before a seventh loss of the campaign last time out.
However, there were plenty of positives to be found in their 2-1 defeat away to champions Inter, with top scorer Ciro Immobile netting his 15 goals in 17 Serie A appearances so far this term.
Form Guide: Salernitana (W L L L L) Lazio (L D W W L)
Stat fact: Salernitana beat 1-0 Lazio the last time they hosted the Biancocelesti at the Stadio Arechi back in 1998, although Le Aquile avenged that loss four months later with a resounding 6-1 victory back in Rome.
Salernitana (5-3-2): Belec; Veseli, Gagliolo, Jariszynski; Kechrida, Capezzi, Di Tacchio; Ranieri; Kastanos; Gondo, Djuricic.
Injured: M Coulibaly, Zortea, Obi, Ribery, Bogdan, Strandberg, Ruggeri, L Coulibaly (AFCON).
On a yellow card: Bonazzoli, Ranieri.
Lazio (4-3-3): Strakosha; Lazzari, Luis Felipe, Hysaj, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Pedro.
Injured: Acerbi, Akpa Akpro (AFCON).
On a yellow card: Marusic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto