Serie A is back and we begin the weekend with three games on Saturday. The early kick off is this one, where Lazio travel to take on Salernitana, who are rock bottom at the moment. I don't think either side will be happy with their position so far, both have a bit of work to do in the coming weeks.Salernitana Form Guide
There's just one team in Serie A that have yet to get a win on the board, and that's Salernitana. It is no surprise based on that, they are bottom of the standings, with just five pints. That leaves them five away from safety, and even though we are only 12 games into the season, there is a little pressure on them already.
They drew 2-2 with Sassuolo in their game before the international break, a team who are also struggling near the bottom of the league. Another recent draw came against Cagliari, but when Salernitana play anyone in Serie A going well, that's when they struggle, losing to Napoli, Genoa, Monza, Inter Milan, Empoli in recent games, all without scoring a goal, and that's the kind of run that adds only more pressure onto them.Lazio Form Guide
Lazio come back from the international break bang in the middle of the table in 10th, and to be honest, I think they will be a little disappointed with that. Things can be better, they've won just five out of 12 so far, a record that needs improving on, the top six is their aim, and heading into the weekend, they are three points away from that.
But they did fail to win any of their two league games before the international break. A 0-0 draw at home with Roma was the most recent of those, before that, they lost 1-0 away at Bologna. I think this is a talented team, but one we are not seeing the best of right now.Match Prediction
Lazio are not at their best right now. But thankfully for them, I think they can win this without being at their best, such is the poor form on offer from Salernitana. In the first game on Saturday, it's a Lazio win for me.