AC Milan will take on Salernitana in less than three hours (20:45 CET) and they will be looking to maintain the pressure on Inter with a win. In addition, they could claim their third consecutive win in the league.
Stefano Pioli’s men are in great form with three wins on the bounce but it’s a new game today and three important points are at stake. Should they fail to win, then Inter have the chance to leapfrog them tomorrow. You can read our preview here, while below are the best pre-match stats…
➤ Salernitana have only won one of their five Serie A matches against AC Milan (L4), 4-3 in June 1948.
➤ Milan have scored at least two goals in each of their five matches against Salernitana in Serie A (12 goals scored, averaging 2.4 per match), the highest that the Rossoneri have recorded against a single opponent currently in the competition.
➤ Only four of Salernitana’s 13 points in Serie A this season have come against opponents currently in the top half of the table, while Milan have gained 31 points against sides in the lower half – only Napoli (34) have done better than the Rossoneri so far.
➤ Each of the last nine matches between the first and the last team in the table at the start of the matchday ended with a win for the top of the table, the last time that did not happen was in May 2016 (Hellas Verona 2-1 Juventus).
➤ Salernitana have picked up five points in their five Serie A games in 2022 (W1 D2 L2), an average of one per game, more than double the average of 0.4 they recorded in their first 18 games in the current league.
➤ Milan have won 33 of their 46 Serie A away games under Stefano Pioli, more than any other team in the big five European leagues since he became Rossoneri manager on 9 October 2019.
➤ Salernitana have scored the joint-most goals (level with Fiorentina) from outside the box in 2022 in Serie A (3), each of those from direct free kicks.
➤ Salernitana have the lowest possession (38%) in Serie A this season, while Milan have won seven of their nine games in which they have had 56% or more of possession.
➤ Franck Ribéry scored his last Serie A goal against Milan in March 2021: since then, he has played 22 games in a row failing to score, only once in the big five European Leagues he registered a longer such streak (24 games between July 2020 and January 2021 with Fiorentina).
➤ Rafael Leão has been directly involved in five of Milan’s last eight Serie A goals (three goals, two assists), however, the Rossoneri striker has failed to score in each of his last six league games against newly promoted opponents, with his last goal against these teams coming in January 2021 against Benevento.
➤ Milan striker Olivier Giroud has scored seven Serie A goals in only nine starts and could score away from the San Siro in the current league for the first time since 15 February 2021, against Newcastle, at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea.