Serie A Preview | Spezia vs. Salernitana: early relegation battle in Liguria

by | Oct 14, 2021 14:28

Spezia host Salernitana after the break, as both teams struggle with a host of absentees ahead of the relegation clash on Saturday.

The Aquilotti have been given time to have some of their best players back in contention but are still without suspended Simone Bastoni and long-term injured Mehdi Bourabia.

Spezia are second to bottom in Serie A with four points from seven games and must bounce back from three consecutive defeats.

The only win came against Venezia and Thiago Motta’s men hope to beat another one of the newly promoted sides when Salernitana arrive on Saturday.

The Granata sit one place above their opponents, but they are tied on points, and Salernitana have limited choice.

They will most likely be without Franck Ribery back in action, but Cedric Gondo and Federico Bonazzoli are hoping to make it in time.

Salernitana arrive from a win against Genoa last time and have picked up four points in their last three games.

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

Stat fact: Spezia have won three on the bounce against Salernitana

Probable line-ups

Spezia (4-2-3-1): Prevedel; Amian, Hristov, Nikolaou, Ferrer; Maggiore, Sher; Antiste, Verde, Gyasi; Manaj

Suspended: Bastoni

Injured: Leo Sena, Colley, Agudelo, Erlic, Reca, Sala, Bourabia, Kiwior

On a yellow card: none

Salernitana (4-3-1-2): Belec; Gyomber, Strandberg, Gagliolo, Ranieri; M. Coulibaly, Di Tacchio, Obi; Kastanos; Djuric, Simy

Suspended: none

Injured: Capezzi, Ruggeri, L. Coulibaly, Ribery, Bonazzoli

On a yellow card: none

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