Salernitana will play at home with Napoli in the 19th round of the Italian championship. The match will take place on January 21, starting at 17:00 GMT.
Serie A 2022-23
Salernitana performed a miracle last season, managing to keep their place in Serie A in an almost hopeless situation. Certain conclusions were made in the first round of the new season.
Following the results of 18 rounds, Davide Nicola’s team is in 16th place in the table, there is a gap of nine points from the relegation zone. Such a handicap makes you feel safe, but the team’s performance lately leaves much to be desired.
After the defeat (2-8) from Atalanta in the last round, the management dismissed the mentor, but a day later, Davide Nicola again became the head coach.
Napoli got off to a strong start and kept the set pace for a long time. Despite the fact that the team of Luciano Spalletti was forced to fight on two fronts, success was achieved both in Serie A and in the Champions League.
In their group, the club turned out to be the strongest, having won five victories in six matches – now they have to face Eintracht in the playoffs.
In Serie A, until the 16th round, Napoli went unbeaten, but lost away (0-1) to Inter. Nevertheless, by the start of the 19th round, the club is approaching as the sole leader of Serie A, ahead of Milan by nine points.
This week Napoli failed in the Coppa Italia. The large-scale rotation, as expected, led to problems – after a (2-2) draw in regular time with Cremonese, Napoli lost to the opponent in the penalty shootout.
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Head to Head
In three head-to-head meetings between the two teams, Napoli won all three head-to-head games against Salernitana.
The last time both clubs played each other last year in the Italian championship, where Napoli won (4-1) at home.
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It is not clear what Napoli played in the Cup during the week and naturally dropped out of the tournament, demonstrating that there are certain problems with the reserve. Today the club will obviously play better, all the strongest players will come out from the first minutes and, without a doubt, will play only to win.
In defense, Salernitana is vulnerable, but at the same time it has a high-quality fast attack that can create problems for not the most reliable defense of the guests.
Prediction for this match: Handicap Napoli (-2.5).