Salernitana - Milan prediction and analysis
This match resumes the season in the Italian Serie A.
Salernitana is a team whose main, if not only, goal is to maintain their elite status in Italian football.
To date, the hosts are up to the task, staying a respectable distance from the relegation zone.
But this is mostly because of the desperate results of the last 3 teams - Verona, Sampdoria and Cremonese.
Each still has a single-digit point asset after the first 15 rounds.
Granata's chances are greatly underestimated in this match.
But I must point out that last year they drew 2-2 at home to AC Milan.
For their part, the Rossoneri will be looking for a must-win in this match.
As well as in the subsequent ones against teams like Salernitana, if they want to keep their chances of defending the title alive .
Given the unstable defensive game of Stefano Pioli's team, however, I expect a goal from the hosts as well.
Prediction for a possible exact result: 1-2 or 1-3 for Milan.
Salernitana - statistics and info
The World Cup break simply couldn't have come at a better time for the Salernitana team.
As they were on a three match winless streak (1 draw and 2 losses), losing twice in a row with a combined score of 1-5.
Despite the Granata's poor form in November, they still feel safe.
As they gravitate comfortably around the middle of the standings a full ten points ahead of 18th Cremonese.
Despite this, however, they would not say that the team from Salerno can be completely relaxed.
Because there is still a lot of football to be played before the end of the season.
Head coach Davide Nicola had more than a month to work on the training ground.
And to correctly evaluate his composition before the visit of Milan to the Arechi Stadium.
Salernitana have won 3 of their last 6 Serie A home games and lost just once in that span.
Just as many triumphs as they had in their first 20 league home games since returning to the top flight 3 seasons ago.
Milan - statistics and info
Milan have been inconsistent in the last five Calcio rounds before the World Cup break.
By alternating matches with a win and no win (3-1-1).
As a result, Stefano Pioli's men must try to make up for the pace -setting Napoli.
As many as 8 points separate the two teams at the top of the standings before the resumption of the Serie A campaign.
But if Milan's form during their warm-weather warm-up in Dubai is any sign of things to come, then the away fans may have to brace themselves for a lot of misery.
Because the Pioli team lost all three of their friendly matches in the middle of the season.
Although they were up against classy rivals in the form of Arsenal, Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven.
The Rossoneri are winless in their last two visits to Serie A (1 draw and 1 loss).
Including a dreadful goalless draw against relegation strugglers Cremonese in their last away game.
More than 3 years have passed since the last time the giants from Milan failed to win 3 consecutive away games in the Calcio.
But it is not at all impossible for Milan to equalize that unwanted achievement on Wednesday.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineups: Sepe; Bron, Danilyuk, Pirola; Matzoki, Coulibaly, Radovanovic, Maggiore, Bradaric; Dia, Piatek
Injuries: Matzoki , Gomber (questionable)
Lineups: Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Tiav, Tomori, T. Hernandez; Tonali, Benasser; Krunic, Diaz, Leao; Giroud
Injured: Balo-Toure, Rebic, Origi, Florenzi, Ibrahimovic, Mesias, Menjan
Penalties : none
Ranking and Form in the league