Salernitana vs Roma. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats, and more

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Will Roma be able to clinch victory on the road?

US Salernitana will host AS Roma in the Serie A 22nd round match at the Arechi Stadium. The fixture will take place on Tuesday, January 30, beginning at 01:15 IST.

Parimatch News will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.

Salernitana News & Current Form: 

At the moment in Serie A, the Salernitana are in a difficult position, occupying the last place in the standings. After 21 rounds, the team managed to gain only 12 points, falling six points behind the seventeenth position. 

In recent games, the club lost to Genoa CFC (1:2), SSC Napoli (1:2) and Juventus FC (1:2), and before that managed to defeat Hellas Verona FC (1:0) and drew with AC Milan (2:2). Before that, the team lost to Atalanta BC (1:4), Bologna FC (1:2) and ACF Fiorentina (0:3).

Also, Salernitana have already crashed out of the Coppa Italia. Firstly, they managed to pass Ternana Calcio (1:0) and UC Sampdoria (4:0), but lost to Juventus (1:6). Now the Garnets can focus entirely on the fight for survival in Serie A.

As for the coaching staff, there was a change of coach. Paulo Sousa lost his position to Filippo Inzaghi. It is not to say that the team is playing badly under his coaching, most likely, they are simply unlucky.

After the meeting with Napoli, Inzaghi publicly criticized the referees. The specialist is convinced that Amir Rrahmani scored after the foul by Diego Demme against Loum Tchaouna. Because of this, the Garnets coach was disqualified for the match against Genoa.

Players of Salernitana celebrating a scored goal

The main defenders Federico Fazio and Lorenzo Pirola, as well as striker Boulaye Dia, are in Salernitana’s infirmary. In addition, Lassana Coulibaly and Jovane are in the disposition of their national teams for the CAF African Cup of Nations.

During the winter transfer market, the management acquired defenders Niccolò Pierozzi from Fiorentina and Alessandro Zanoli from Napoli on loan, as well as midfielder Toma Basic from Lazio. On the other hand, Pasquale Mazzocchi left the club and Emil Bohinen was loaned to Genoa.

Antonio Candreva, a veteran striker, remains the leader of the team, who at 36 years of age continues to show great results (5 goals and 4 assists). An interesting fact is that Salernitana have opened the scoring in their last four Serie A matches, but only in one of them they managed to finish with a win. 

Roma News & Current Form: 

The Red and Yellows continue to fight for a place in the UEFA Champions League zone, but so far they have been unsuccessful. In 21 matches, the Romans managed to score 29 points and are in eighth place in the standings. The team was able to hit the opponent’s goal 34 times, and on their own missed 21 goals.

Roma are already twenty points behind the leading Juventus, but only two points behind fourth-placed Fiorentina. All this has resulted in a change of mentor. Despite the fact that Portuguese Jose Maurinho led the team to victory in the UEFA Europa Conference League in his first season at Roma, the coach was sacked after a disastrous run of results that left the Giallorossi eighth in the Serie A standings.

Having dismissed the Portuguese, legendary player Daniele De Rossi was appointed as head coach, and the first match after this reshuffle was played on their own field against Verona. The victory came quite easily to Roma. By the 25th minute Pellegrini and Lukaku scored, and then the Romans kept the advantage, although they conceded in the second half – 2:1.

In recent games Roma lost to Milan (3:1), drew with Atalanta (1:1), lost to Juventus (0:1) and beat Napoli (1:1). Also, the Roman team lost to SS Lazio (0:1) in the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup and fell out of the tournament.

In the middle of this week, the Italians traveled to Saudi Arabia, defeating local club Al-Shabab in a friendly (2:1). Romelu Lukaku scored the decisive goal in that confrontation, he is the top scorer of Roma, having distinguished himself 9 times in the current championship. Now he will have the opportunity to hit the gates of the Garnets for the first time in his history.

Top scorer of AS Roma with 9 goals to his name – Romelu Lukaku

In the UEFA Europa League, The Magic One have won four games, lost once and drawn once. Last season’s finalists in the Old World’s second most prestigious club competition finished second in the group with SK Slavia Praha, Servett FC and FC Sheriff and made it through to the play-offs, where they will play against Feyenoord Rotterdam.

Left-back Leonardo Spinazzola suffered an injury last weekend and joined Marash Kumbulla, Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham and midfielder Renato Sanches in the infirmary. 

Finally, Evan Ndicka and Sardar Azmoun remain in the disposition of their national teams, while Argentine Leandro Paredes is suspended. In good news, Houssem Aouar is back in action after a minor injury. Lorenzo Pellegrini (3 goals) and Lukaku (9 goals), who scored in the last round, should be back on the cutting edge of the attack, Paulo Dybala (5 goals and 6 assists) will help them just behind. 

Salernitana form guide: D-W-L-L-L-L

Roma form guide: W-D-L-L-W-W

Salernitana vs Roma Head-To-Head Record:

  • August 14, 2022: Salernitana 0 – 1 Roma (Serie A);
  • May 22, 2023: Roma 2 – 2 Salernitana (Serie A);
  • August 20, 2023: Roma 2 – 2 Salernitana (Serie A).

Salernitana vs Roma Predicted XI:

Salernitana’s possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Ochoa; Zanoli, Gyomber, Daniliuc, Bradaric; Martegani, Maggiore, Basic; Candreva, Tchaouna; Simy.

Roma’s possible starting lineup (4-3-3): Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Llorente, Kristensen; Pellegrini, Cristante, Bove; El Shaarawy, Dybala; Lukaku.

Statistical preview of the match Salernitana vs Roma:

  • Salernitana’s First XI average age is 27.3 years, Roma’s First XI average age is 28.7 years.
  • Marco Di Bello has been appointed as the center referee. The referee has already served ten games this season, showing an average of 3.2 Yellow Cards and also whistles 23 fouls per game. 
  • The home side serve an average of 5.18 corner kicks, but at the same time, eight of their 11 home matches have had at least ten corner kicks. 
  • 2.91 yellow cards are received on average by Salernitana players during home matches and 2.9 cards are earned by Roma players away. 
  • Goals have been exchanged in 6 of Salernitana’s previous 7 Serie A encounters.
  • At least 3 goals have been scored in 9 of the last 10 Salernitana matches in the league.
  • On their field, the Garnets did not win in 10 out of 11 previous matches in the strongest league in Italy (4 draws, 6 defeats), and in the last 4 conceded exactly 2 goals. 
  • Roma failed to win in 5 of their last 7 matches in Serie A, losing 3 times.
  • Roma have not won in 12 of the 14 previous duels in this tournament away (4 draws, 8 defeats), with the last 3 meetings lost.
  • Club from the capital of Italy has not scored more than 1 goal in 17 of their last 19 away games in the Italian league. 

What has been said before the match:

Gaffer of the Garnets Filippo Inzaghi ahead of the clash with AS Roma in the Serie A:

“On Monday we face a great team and we’ll need the classic perfect game. It’s good to see Daniele De Rossi back on the bench he’s always dreamed of and I wish him good luck. Roma has changed something with the new coach but I’m focused on my team. We have nothing to lose but everything to gain.” 

“I’m convinced we’ll play a great match hoping that this time the result will reward us. We are playing at home again in front of our home crowd and we have a great opportunity to do a feat.”

“After the last game we were disappointed with the result because the crowd deserved a win but we started again even more convinced. The boys are training very well and I think we are ready for a big win. We have to continue on the path of playing and fighting like in the last games.”

“Next week we will recover many important players, this month the absences have been felt. The team from the point of view of desire and play has always been there, I’m convinced that if the performances continue to be like this sooner or later the situation will turn in our favor also from the point of view of results.”

Previously a great player of Roma, now club’s head coach Daniele De Rossi about the opponent and his team’s readiness:

“Salernitana? They’ve had some objective problems, otherwise they wouldn’t be fighting relegation. I’ve never been to Salerno, I’m curious, they will have an extra boost with the home crowd and it’s a shame that we won’t be able to have our supporters with us. We will play for them too.”

“My team is not scared of playing away from home. I see players with quality and personality, guys who have led this team to a Europa League final by frequently playing away from home. Players like Cristante and Spinazzola have won a EURO trophy by playing the final in England.”

“As a coach I think a pre-season training camp helps you a lot, but in this situation you have to go straight ahead and hope that the boys already know something. The credit goes to my players. The players I have are experienced and well trained, who know many things, with incredible qualities.”

“If you see the team perform well, the credit will go to the team. They have been trained by a very good coach for three years, they have been trained well and physically they are fine. I bring some ideas to win as many games as possible and they seem to like them.”

Salernitana vs Roma Prediction:

Salernitana concede the most in the league (an average of two per 90 minutes) and are seen as one of the main candidates for relegation to Serie B. Nevertheless, Filippo Inzaghi is trying to squeeze the maximum out of his charges, and positive tendencies can be seen: although Granatas lost in the previous rounds, they did not leave the field without scoring goals. For example, twice they managed to find the back of the net against the best defense in Serie A – Juventus (only 0.59 conceded per game). In addition, they managed to register goals against Napoli and Genoa, who also have a solid defense. Salernitana have often lost because they miss crucial goals in the end. In the upcoming match, Federico Fazio and Co. should do some work on their mistakes and also take advantage of the turmoil and uncertainty in the ranks of Wolves after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.

Roma’s prospects with Daniele De Rossi on the coaching bridge look increasingly unpromising. And the capital club has problems with the matches on the road (14th in Serie A in points scored, 0.80 per match). However, the Romans will surely have something to retort with. They have better results over the distance and, most importantly, a better and more versatile squad (which is reflected in the immense difference in the squad values: €325.65m vs €93.20m). We expect the hosts to put up a fight which will help them to find a goal, but it’s hard to expect much more from Salernitana at the moment, Roma should take home at least 1 point.

Parimatch News staff prediction:

We say: AS Roma will not lose and the individual total of Salernitana will be over 0.5 – Yes.
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