Salernitana looked better than in the previous game against Pisa, but they suffered a narrow 1:0 loss away to Entella last Friday night. They had the ball possession and some decent chances created, however they looked vulnerable at the back.
The only goal was scored back in the 49th minute via Mazzitelli, as the visitors tried to reply back and the match looked almost like a one-sided one, but real efficiency was missing back then.
They are now close to a must-win situation, as they stand only two points above out of playoff zone placed teams and need to fight back seriously.
Forward Cicerelli (22/0) is out injured for this one and he should be only real injury worry for the hosts.
Cremonese comes from two back to back defeats at home after the re-start of Serie B. Their defeat against Benevento was probably expected, however a loss last Friday night against Cosenza does come as a worrying thing.
They had much more of the ball possession, but Cosenza was the one that looked sharp in the attack and was constantly threatening them via counters. Riviere brought them into the lead in the 25th minute and it was only easier for the guests to play since then. A lot of meaningless possession was seen, remaining weak when defending transition play conceding another one via Baez early in second.
They looked superior with the possession, even missed a penalty kick in the last fifteen minutes when they played with a man more, but nothing helped them back then.
The visitors are set to miss midfielders Deli (19/1), Boultam (4/0) and forward Piccolo (13/3).
Kind of a perfect opponent
Cremonese didn’t show much in the previous two matches and now they are facing an individually better side in a significant way. The visitors with their quite clueless possession and play, do stand out as a perfect opponent for Salernitana. It’s about time for the hosts to bounce back to positive results, definitely having the individual quality to make the difference here.