The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Parma in their Coppa Italia first round clash last Sunday, while Roma ended their pre-season friendly with a thumping 5-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk.
AS Roma will begin their 2022-23 Serie A campaign with a trip to Stadio Arechi to take on Salernitana on Sunday night. The visitors had secured an impressive sixth place finish in the Serie A standings last term to qualify for the Europa League. Salernitana, on the other hand, managed to avoid relegation by the skin of their teeth by finishing 17th in the table, just one point clear of the drop zone. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Parma in their Coppa Italia first round clash last Sunday. Meanwhile, Roma ended their pre-season with a thumping 5-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk in a friendly last week.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 13, 2022
Salernitana recorded three draws and one win from their four friendlies this summer. Matteo Lovato’s side secured their only win of the summer against Wieczysta Krakow (2-0) on July 20, courtesy of goals from veteran winger Franck Ribery and Erik Botheim. And then, in their final friendly of the summer, against Turkish giants Galatasaray, Botheim gave the lead to the Garnets before Haris Seferovic netted the equaliser to share the spoils. Salernitana have made some summer signings to bolster the squad, bringing in left-back Domagoj Bradaric from Lille and goalkeeper Luigi Sepe.
Roma, on the other hand, have been very impressive with their signings this summer. Bringing in Argentine Playmaker Paulo Dybala from juventus for a free transfer, while midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has arrived on a loan deal from PSG, Mile Svilar from Benfica and Nemanja Matic from Manchester United are the other big arrivals. Jose Mourinho’s side won the Europa conference League last time around and would be aiming to add more trophies to their cabinet this season. Little cubs had an impressive pre-season, registering four wins, one defeat and a draw. In their latest outing against the Ukrainian outfit, goals from Lorenzo Pellegrini, Gianluca Mancini, Nicolo Zaniolo, Edoardo Bove and an own goal by Yukhym Konoplya sealed the win for Roma.
Roma boss Mourinho is likely to opt for a 3-4-3 formation with Tammy Abraham leading the line. The Englishman would be supported by two attacking midfielders Zaniolo and Dybala. Matic and Pellegrini would form the midfield duo with Karsdrop and Zalewski occupying the flanks. As for Salernitana, Gyomber, Fazio and Pirola could form the three-man defence with Kechrida and Mazzocchi occupying the flanks. Bonazzoli and Botheim are likely to partner up front.
Salernitana probable starting lineup: Sepe; Gyomber, Fazio, Pirola, Kechrida, Capezzi, Coulibaly, Kastanos, Mazzocchi, Botheim, Bonazzoli
AS Roma probable starting lineup: Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez, Karsdorp, Matic, Pellegrini, Zalewski, Dybala, Zaniolo, Abraham
The Serie A fixture between Salernitana and AS Roma will take place at Stadio Arechi on Monday at 12:15 am IST.
|Salernitana vs Roma||Key details|
|Date||August 14 (Italy)|
|Kickoff time in Italy||8:45 pm (Sunday)|
|Kickoff time in India||12:15 am (Monday)|
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 14, 2022
The live coverage of the match will be available on Sports 18 network and Voot Select.