Salernitana slips closer to drop zone

Salernitana slips closer to drop zone

Salernitana eyes a win against Hellas Verona, as they are both struggling in the league recently, making them eager for wins. These two teams are struggling at the wrong end of the Serie A standings. Verona lost only once since the winter break, and are now continuing their hopes for survival in the league. As for Salernitana, they are now slowly slipping towards the drop zone, a momentum they want to stop. This match will be on February 14, 2023, at 1:30 AM (GMT+8), with Verona as hosts.

There are only 45 meetings between these two teams across all competitions since 1938. Only three of those 45 meetings are from the Serie A, and this will only be the fourth. From those 45 matches, it was the hosts who has the advantage, historically speaking. The hosts won 18 matches, but they only have a narrow lead against the visitors who has 15 victories. However, on their last three meetings, the hosts are winless against the visitors, losing twice. While the hosts have conceded four goals in their last six league games, the visitors have the worst defensive record in the contest.


Serie A: Salernitana
Photo courtesy of AP

Salernitana are currently at the 16th of the league table with 21 points, and the more they lose, they more they inch closer to drop zone. With that, they are hoping for a win, to have an additional three points to at least rise at the league table. On their last game, they had a devastating 3-0 defeat against Juventus. This defeat is already their third defeat in their last four league games, and they no longer want to add to this unfortunate record. The field that this team needs to improve is their defense, as they are currently the worst in the league. From their 21 games, they already conceded 41 goals, where 25 of those conceded goals are from their 10 away games. If they want to escape the relegation zone, they need to address these issues in this crucial match.

Pasquale Mazzocchi, and Federico Fazio are still out in this game due to their injuries, along with Norbert Gyomber who is also struggling with a muscle problem, keeping him on the sideline.

Hellas Verona

Serie A: Hellas Verona
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Despite being at the bottom of the relegation zone, this squad can gain confidence from the fact that they are unbeaten in their last three league games. They are coming from a 1-1 draw against Lazio, but are wanting a win in this match for a chance to climb out of the drop zone. They are currently at the 18th of the league table, with just 14 points across their name, but are still five points behind the 17th spot. Verona suffered only one home defeat against their opponent since 1998. Thirteen of their 19 goals this season are coming from home, where they can gain confidence in. On their last four home games, they kept clean sheets in three of those. In conclusion, this squad is doing well at home, where they are hoping to remain the same in this match.

Davide Faraoni, and Pawel Dawidowicz will be both available for Verona in this match, after missing out their previous game. However, Miguel Veloso, and Milan Djuric are both a doubt in this game due to their injuries. Thomas Henry is out in this game, ending his season last month due to an ACL injury.


Hellas Verona (1.0)
Odds: -0.96

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