Serie A – Match-day 14 Sees Fiorentina take on Salernitana
Wednesday’s clash at Stadio Artemio Franchi- sees ninth placed Salernitana, travel to twelfth-placed Fiorentina in the Serie A.
With the Serie A season well into its stride, Fiorentina have managed to gain 16 points
Vincenzo Italiano will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Spezia Calcio and then Sampdoria, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.
Also, Fiorentina’s League position speaks for itself, as they continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 2nd in a row. With a twelfth position in the league and 4 wins, 5 losses and 4 draws, they currently have 16 points in the League having won four fixtures, drawn four matches, and lost five meetings.
When Fiorentina host Salernitana, they will do so on the back of two wins, two draws, and two losses on their own ground.
A win in this fixture would take Fiorentina’s points to 19 in the League.
Vincenzo Italiano will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Fiorentina players.
Salernitana have 17 points to their name, going into this tie
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Davide Nicola’s Salernitana, having drawn away to Cremonese, which itself followed a loss to Lazio. A win would go some way to restoring the team’s confidence.
Also, Salernitana keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 4 matches won, 4 games lost and 5 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 17 points having won four fixtures, drawn five meetings, and lost four fixtures.
Salernitana have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game, drawn three matches, and lost two games of their six League matches away from home this season.
Victory for Salernitana would take their points tally to 20 so far this season.
Salernitana’s squad has depth, but even so, Davide Nicola is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Wednesday’s game.
Fiorentina v Salernitana – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Fiorentina and Salernitana have faced each other six times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Fiorentina’s favour (3 – 2). Further, three of the past five meetings between Fiorentina and Salernitana have resulted in a Fiorentina win. The last time they played each other in this competition was April 2022, when The Purple One walked away as 2-1 winners.
For Fiorentina, Nikola Milenkovic scoredtwo goals in 13 League games this campaign, while Boulaye Dia, one of their best scorers, has nettedfive goals in 13 League fixtures this Serie A Season for Salernitana.
Other players of note for Fiorentina are Nikola Milenkovic and Giacomo Bonaventura with two goals both and for Salernitana are Boulaye Dia and Krzysztof Piatek with five goals each.