28 August 2021, 13:28 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
Italian Serie A fixture, U.S. Salernitana 1919 vs. AS Roma kicks off at 19:45 (GMT+1) on Sunday, August 29 at the Stadio Arechi.
Preview Salernitana Serie A, Aug 29, 2021
Preview Newly promoted Serie A side, U.S. Salernitana picked up a 3-2 defeat in the five-goal thriller against Bologna at the Renato Dall'Ara stadium last Sunday. The fans were thrilled as they tuned in to see the spirited underdogs, Salernitana take the lead not once, but twice. Bonazzoli (52' P) put Salernitana in the lead minutes after the break from the penalty spot after sending the goalkeeper diving the wrong way. Seven minutes later, Lorenzo De Silvestri (59') equalized. Moments later, Salernitana's Coulibaly (70') restored the lead for the newcomers with a delicate chip. But Marko Arnautovic (74') found the leveller. Silvestri (77') returned for the brace and wrapped up the three points for the opposition. Another spirited performance from the newcomers could see them take points off Jose Mourinho's side on Sunday. Coach, Fabrizio Castori could see the Garnets line up in a dynamic 3—5—2 formation. The duo consisting of Djuri and Bonazzoli, - having picked up a goal on Match Day 1 could be in attack. Stefan Strandberg is suspended for this fixture after picking up a red card in the game against Bologna. With the exception of centre-back Veseli, Fabrizio Castori would have a fully fit squad to make the selection for his starting XI ahead of Sunday's game.
Preview Roma Serie A, Aug 29, 2021
Preview AS Roma return behind the 3-1 home win over Fiorentina last Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico. Both sides finished with ten men following red cards to Zaniolo (R. 52') and Fiorentina's Dragowski (R. 17'). Mkhitaryan (26') put AS Roma in the lead before an equalizer from Milenkovic (60'), - at the hour mark levelled the scoreline. A moment later, Jordan Veretout (64') restored Roma's lead. The 28-year-old Frenchman, Veretout (79') returned for the brace fifteen minutes later. The win leaves Roma at the top-end of the table in 4th place after 1W, 0D & 0L, - a fine Serie A start for Jose Mourinho at the helm. On Sunday, he will aim for another victory to keep Roma in place at the top end of the table before the international break. Jose Mourinho chose an attacking 4—2—3—1 formation with the new summer signing, Tammy Abraham serving as the focal point in attack. A similar line-up in a similar shape is expected against Salernitana on Match Day 2. Goalkeeper, Rui Patricio earned his Serie A debut for the club on Match Day 1. He is expected to be between the sticks once again against the newly-promoted side. Chris Smalling remains doubtful while Spinazzola is in for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.