Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Saturday’s football game at Stadio Arechi pits together Salernitana and Lazio, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2021/2022 Serie A campaign. Salernitana are desperate to secure the Serie A survival, while Lazio aim to represent Italy in the Champions League next term. The rock-bottom side desperately needed a win against Verona, and they managed to get one, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence.
Midfielder Lassana Coulibaly is on international duty, while both Stefan Strandberg and Matteo Ruggeri are sidelined with injuries. The Biancocelesti, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Inter. Since both sides are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s clash, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Daniel Akpa is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations, while Francesco Acerbi misses out through injury for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Gonzalo Escalante):
Gonzalo Escalante is an Argentine footballer who plays for Eibar in Spanish La Liga. Escalante made his senior debut for Boca Juniors, coming as a substitute in a 6-1 loss to San Martin de San Juan. After playing 11 matches for the Argentine giants, he was sent on loan to Catania on 28 August, 2014 and he scored his first professional goal against Virtus Entella on 28 October.
On 29 January Escalante signed a permanent deal with the Sicilian outfit and he played 26 games for the club in the 2015/2016 campaign. At the end of the season he joined La Liga team Eibar on loan and he made his debut for los Armeros on 24 August against Granada. He managed to find his net on his debut and six months later he signed a permanent deal with the club.
His contract with Eibar expires on 30 June, 2020. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (Lazio):
Lazio Roma are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles.
The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals.
The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco.
The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.