Cremonese vs Salernitana preview
The match Cremonese vs Salernitana preview, the cremonese had their last match on Serie A with Saturday’s encounter against Salernitana at Stadio Giovanni ZIni.
The Cremonese have already been relegated from the top flight and have nothing to play for but pride, but Salernitana could rise in the table. Cremonese had a victory over Roma with 2-1 goal difference as Jose was given red card as he abuses Refree.
Cremonese fate was sealed before last week’s 3-2 defeat by Lazio, where maximum points would not have kept them in the top division.
Davide Ballardini’s side are on a three-game losing streak and have picked up just one win in eight outings across competitions. They’re 19th in the standings with 24 points from 37 games and are confirmed to go down.
Salernitana, meanwhile, maintained their fine late-season form with a pulsating 3-2 win over Udinese last weekend. The Granata have now gone three games without defeat, picking up seven points from a possible nine. They’re unbeaten in all but one of their last 14 league games since February. Salernitana had a match with Napoli which concluded in a tie with 1-1 thus delyaed the table toppers victory for few time.
Only four wins from 37 games screams relegation form, even if the New Year brought about four league victories after a barren first half of the season.
La Cremo gained promotion after a second-place finish in Serie B but could not muster enough in Serie A to keep their top-flight status.
Three of Cremonese’s wins have been on their turf, and Ballardini and his team could sign off with maximum points against a side that will not be compliant opponents.
As for Salernitana, the improvement under Paulo Sousa was crucial in avoiding relegation after the decline in performances and results under Davide Nicola.
Aside from a 2-0 loss against Lazio in Sousa’s first game, the Granata have lost one game in Serie A since mid-February a 2-1 reverse at Empoli at the start of May underscoring their upswing.
Most of those games were stalemates, even if the ties against AC Milan, Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma were admirable.
William Troost-Ekong’s late winning goal completed last week’s 3-2 win over Udinese, and Salernitana could end the season positively.
While the Granata could end level on points with Sassuolo, their inferior head-to-head record means Sousa’s 15th-placed team cannot end higher than 14th in 2022-23.
Team news and Injury
Cyriel Dessers has missed live Serie A games, he is not expected to play on Saturday. David Ballardini could be without Luka Lochoshvill at centre back after the withdrawal against Lazio.
Sousa had to withdraw Domagoj Bradaric after 18 minutes introduction against Udinese, and the midfielder may miss out in round of 38.
Flavius Daniliuc and Norbert Gyomber return from suspension for Salernitana, but Federico Fazio, Diego Valencia and Boulaye Dia are Sidelined.
With four wins from the last 11 meetings, Salernitana boasts a superior record in the fixture. Cremonese have managed just one win in that period, while the spoils have been shared on six occasions.
Salernitana are on a four-game unbeaten run against Cremonese, winning twice since a 1-0 loss in November 2019. Cremonese hold the division’s second-worst home record this season, picking up just 13 points from 18 games. The Granata are winless in eight away games, losing twice since February.
Cremonese vs Salernitana Prediction
Cremonese have endured a forgettable campaign and will return to Serie B one after their promotion. Salernitana on the other hand are in Impressive form and should close out the season with a win.