Serie A Preview | Salernitana vs. Inter: Top face bottom

by | Dec 16, 2021 22:02

New Serie A leaders Inter visit rock bottom Salernitana, who are in crisis both on and off the field, seeking a sixth straight win.

Simone Inzaghi has if anything managed to improve the Nerazzurri after taking over from Antonio Conte, making them a more attacking and entertaining prospect, as well as securing passage to the Champions League Round of 16. They climbed to the top of the table after five consecutive victories and it’s unlikely they’ll miss out on a sixth here, even if Joaquin Correa and Matteo Darmian are out injured.

Salernitana had a dismal week, crushed 4-0 by Fiorentina, eliminated from the Coppa Italia by Genoa and on the verge of being excluded from Serie A if they can’t find a new buyer by December 31. There is hope after the Lega Serie A clubs voted to extend the deadline to June, seeing as relegation seems likely anyway.

Form Guide: Salernitana (L L L D L) Inter (W W W W W)

Stat fact: Inter need only one goal to equal their record of 99 Serie A goals in a single calendar year, achieved in 1950. Only three clubs scored over 100 in a year, namely Milan (in 1949 and 1950), Torino (1947 and 1948) and Juventus (1993).

Probable line-ups

Salernitana (4-4-1-1): Fiorillo; Delli Carri, Gyomber, Gagliolo, Ranieri; Kechrida, L Coulibaly, Kastanos, Obi; Ribery; Simy

Suspended: None

Injured: Capezzi, Veseli, Bonazzoli, Russo, Ruggeri, Strandberg, M Coulibaly

On a yellow card: Bonazzoli, Ranieri

Inter (3-5-2): Handanovic; Skriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Perisic; Alexis Sanchez, Dzeko

Suspended: None

Injured: Correa, Darmian

On a yellow card: Barella, Lautaro Martinez

1 Comment

  1. Milan Fan

    Yep, top is gonna face bottom alright! And we all know what’s gonna happen.

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