Salernitana vs Roma Prediction: Candreva to wreak havoc on old rivals again?

 | January 28 | 

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The final fixture of gameweek 22 in Serie A takes place at Stadio Arechi on Monday night (KO, 19:45), as Roma travel to Salerno to take on Salernitana.

Roma sacked Jose Mourinho as head coach earlier this month and the move appeared to pay immediate dividends as his replacement, Daniele De Rossi, oversaw a 2-1 win over Verona in his first game in charge to snap the Giallorossi out of a three-game winless streak.

Salernitana are looking to break out of their own winless run; in fact, the Garnets have lost their last four games in all competitions, and are rooted to the bottom of the league, six points off safety.

Salernitana vs Roma Betting Tips:

  • Both Teams To Score - Yes @ EVS
  • Antonio Candreva to score anytime @ 4/1

Team News

Salernitana are still without last season's top scorer Boulaye Dia, who has missed their last five matches through injury.

Lorenzo Pirola is also still in the treatment room, while Lassana Coulibaly and Jovane are representing their countries at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

On-loan Napoli defender Alessandro Zanola made his debut for the Garnets off the bench against Genoa and will be looking for his first start in Salernitana colours on Monday.

Roma have a participant at AFCON themselves in the shape of Evan Ndicka, while Sardar Azmoun remains at the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in Qatar.

Tammy Abraham and Marash Kumbulla are still coming back from long-term injuries and will miss out alongside Chris Smalling, Renato Sanches and Leonardo Spinazzola, with the latter substituted early on in De Rossi's debut as head coach.

Paulo Dybala has recovered from a minor muscle injury sustained last weekend, though, and Bryan Cristante and Gianluca Mancini will return from the suspensions they served against Verona.

Cristante will replace the banned Paredes while Mancini will likely come in for 18-year-old Dean Huijsen in defence.

Match Odds

Salernitana are priced at 9/2 to record their first victory of 2024, with a win for Roma at 8/13 and the draw backable at 11/4.

Over 2.5 goals is EVS and it's 13/10 for Romelu Lukaku to score anytime.

Both Teams To Score - Yes @ EVS

There have been over 2.5 goals in nine of Salernitana's last ten Serie A matches, with both teams scoring in eight of them, including the last three. Plus, both teams have found the net in seven of the Garnets' last nine home games in the league.

BTTS - Yes has been a constant feature of recent Roma matches, too. It's landed in all three of the Giallorossi's Serie A matches this calendar year and only two clubs - Frosinone (16) and Cagliari (14) - have seen it happen more times than Roma (13) this season.

De Rossi's side have plenty of goals in their ranks with the likes of Lukaku and Dybala, while Salernitana are at home and need to start picking up wins.

BTTS - Yes in Salernitana vs Roma at EVS

Antonio Candreva to score anytime @ 4/1

The 36-year-old is living proof that age is just a number as he continues to lead the way for Salernitana in Serie A.

Candreva has more goals (five) than any of his teammates this term, and he's proven to be the man for the big occasion with goals against Napoli, AC Milan, Lazio and Roma (2).

His goal against Napoli earlier this month was a brilliant effort from outside the box, and his brace against Roma back in August included a simply sublime strike as he took a high ball down on the edge of the area, cut onto his 'weaker' left foot, and bent it around Rui Patricio.

It wouldn't be a surprise to see Candreva produce another goal of the season contender on Monday - he's certainly got form for it, and the former Lazio star has three in his last two appearances against Roma.

Antonio Candreva to score anytime in Salernitana vs Roma at 4-1

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