Analysis & Picks: Roma vs Salernitana 8/20/2023

Analysis & Picks: Roma vs Salernitana 8/20/2023

August 17, 2023


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On Sunday, the Granata will travel to face Roma at Stadio Olimpico. Last year, Paolo Sousa’s squad finished 15th, but only because of a late-season surge that allowed them to remain in Serie A. They are predicted to struggle once again this season.


Salernitana have been rather quiet in the summer transfer market due to financial constraints, but they made a swift move to get Boulaye Dia, who scored 16 goals last season while on loan from Villarreal. The goal scorer was widely expected to utilize this record to demand a transfer to a team of comparable quality to Roma. But it looks like he’ll be spending the foreseeable future in Salerno.


However, the visitors will have a hard time penetrating Roma’s defense on Sunday. Last season, Jose Mourinho‘s team upheld the stereotype of a resolute defense by allowing the fewest goals in Serie A. They’ve upgraded their defense since the summer, when they added Evan Ndicka to play in place of Roger Ibanez.



The departure of Nemanja Matic from the club and the impending or current arrivals of Houssem Aouar, Renato Sanches, and Leandro Paredes all signal a substantial shift in the middle of the field for Roma. Mourinho may shift to a more technical, possession-based midfield if he opts for that trio instead of Matic. With so many alterations, the Giallorossi may need some time to rediscover their attacking groove.


Roma will look different on Sunday without Tammy Abraham (hurt), Paolo Dybala (suspended), or Nemanja Matic (already gone). Houssem Aouar could play a role, either as an attacking midfielder or as a makeshift winger, despite the absence of Renato Sanches and Leandro Paredes from the starting lineup.


Salernitana’s journey to the Stadio Olimpico will likely see head coach Paolo Sousa relying on a tried and true strategy. With only Flavius Daniliuc out due to injury, the manager may start both Lassana Coulibaly and Mamadou Coulibaly in central midfield and provide assistance for Boulaye Dia up top with the help of Antonio Candreva.


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Roma vs Salernitana Game Information


  • Date: 08/20/2023
  • Time: 09:00 AM ET
  • Location: Stadio Olimpico (Roma).
  • How to Watch Roma vs Salernitana: ESPN+
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