Prematch: Napoli vs Salernitana

Napoli are on the cusp of winning their third Serie A crown as Salernitana visit them

Published: April 28, 2023 10:25


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Serie A
30 Apr 15:00

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After defeating Juventus last weekend, S.S.C. Napoli take on U.S. Salernitana 1919 at Stadio San Paolo on April 29 at 14:00 (GMT+1).

Napoli Secure Victory Over Juventus in Dramatic Late Goal, Poised to Claim Third Serie A Championship

Napoli defeated Juventus last weekend 1-0 after an important goal from Raspadori (90’+3) during stoppage time eventually broke the deadlock and secured victory at Allianz Stadium. Napoli have now gone three games without being defeated and can claim three victories from four. Juve have now suffered their third consecutive loss – [WWLLL]. Meanwhile, Salernitana remain undefeated against them over five Serie A encounters [3W, 2D, 0L]. However, after scoring in 16 consecutive Serie A home games (and 23 overall), Napoli have failed to find the back of the net in three of four home matches since. They still possess one of the league’s strongest defensive units with only 21 goals shipped over 31 matches [0.68 GPG]. As they host the Garnets this weekend, the league leaders will aim for one final shutout win against them and hope to achieve seven more points attainable from seven more games – currently leading by 17 points after 25W, 3D, 3L. Napoli are poised to capture their third Serie A championship if they beat Salernitana on Saturday and Lazio fails to achieve maximum points against Inter on Sunday, receiving at least six wins of their 61 points against Inter on Sunday. Napoli have previously won this competition twice – in 1986-87 and 1989-90 – under Luciano Spalletti, with Kvaratskhelia, Osimhen, and Lozano all expected to feature prominently for Spalletti’s 4–3–3 formation against Salernitana on Saturday.

Salernitana Dominate Sassuolo in 3-0 Win, Unbeaten Streak Continues Ahead of Napoli Match

Salernitana overpowered Sassuolo in an emphatic 3-0 win on home turf at Arechi Stadium thanks to goals by Pirola (9′), Boulaye Dia (20′) and Coulibaly (65′). Garnets moved up one spot in the table to 14th with 33 points from 7 wins, 12 draws, and 12 losses and are unbeaten in five of five DDDDW matches prior to playing Napoli – maintaining their longest unbeaten run ever in eight Serie A matches (two wins, six draws and zero defeats). Paulo Sousa would like his side to extend their unbeaten streak beyond this weekend when facing Napoli who have the league’s best attacking unit with 67 goals [2.16 GPG] scored. A 3–4–2–1 formation is anticipated against Napoli on Saturday with Boulaye Dia leading the line up front.

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