Milan, Salernitana, resumes Serie A bid

Milan, Salernitana, resumes Serie A bid

AC Milan meets with Salernitana, resuming their bid for the Serie A, after their seven-week break, due to the World Cup. Milan comes into this game with hopes of inching closer to Napoli, who is currently at the top of the league table. They are currently at the second spot, with 33 points, while Napoli is at the top with 41 points. As for Salernitana, they are at a safe spot, 12th in the league table with 17 points across their name. However, a win in this match could bring them to the 10th with 20 points. This meeting will be on January 4, 2022, at 7:30 PM (GMT+8), with Salernitana as the hosts.

There are only six meetings these two have across all competitions, but all those meetings are coming from Serie A. The result of those six games are no longer surprising, with Milan dominating those six matches, winning four times. Salernitana on the other hand only won once, while the remaining one ended in draw. These two teams last met in February of last year, where their meeting ended in a 2-2 draw. Additionally, the visitors have lost only two of their last 31 games in Serie A, so expect them to be dominant in this match.

AC Milan

Serie A: AC Milan
Photo courtesy of Reuters

As the defending champions, Milan’s current results are not surprising, being unbeaten for their last three games. This squad is aiming to win this match to get an additional three points across their names, moving within five points against the top team, Napoli. They last had a competitive action on November 13, where they had a 2-1 win against Florentina. It was Rafael Leao, and Nikola Milenkovic who gave Milan the victory on that match. However, although they are coming from a win, they are struggling on the road, going winless on their last two away games. Although their away record does not look good, no one can deny the power this team holds, as they are the defending champions. Expect this squad to be the champions they were last season.

Ballo-Toure, Rebic, Origi, Florenzi, and Ibrahimovic all remains in the sidelines, following their respective injuries. Theor Hernandez, and Olivier Giroud are both expected to start in this game, despite participating in the World Cup.


Serie A: Salernitana
Photo courtesy of AP

On their last three games before their World Cup break, this squad failed to win their last three games. From those three games, they lost to two, with their recent defeat coming from Monza. They had a 3-0 defeat on that match, but what made it worse is that Antonio Candreva was sent off, after having two yellow cards. Three of their last for wins in the contest is held at home, and are unbeaten in their last home games. With that, it is clear that although going against the defending champions, they have the confidence coming into this game. On their last six home games, they managed to score at least once, so expect them to be strong on this match.

A knee injury would keep Pasquale Mazzacchi to play in this match, while Norbert Gyomber is still doubtful, following his hamstring injury. Additionally, since Candreva had two yellow cards on their last game, he is suspended for this match.


AC Milan (1.5)
Odds: -0.87

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