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2021-22 Serie A: Matchday 38 Preview

In Matchday 38 of the 2021-22 Serie A, Spezia host Napoli at the Stadio Alberto Picco, Sassuolo host Milan at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore, and Salernitana host Udinese at the Stadio Arechi on 22 May 2022!


Spezia vs Napoli | 6:25A/ET

Spezia enter the final round of the Serie A campaign in 16th place (36 points) while Napoli sit in third place in the top flight of Italian football (76 points).

2021-22 Serie A: Matchday 38: Spezia vs Napoli: Daniele Verde & Dries Mertens
2021-22 Serie A: Matchday 38: Spezia vs Napoli: Daniele Verde & Dries Mertens
Match Insights

Among ever-present teams in both of the last two Serie A seasons, Spezia have a better win ratio against Napoli than they do against any other side in the competition (67%). The Ligurians have won two of their three matches against the Partenopei, although lost the only such match played at the Stadio Alberto Picco (1-4 on 08 May 2021).

Players to Watch

Spezia’s Daniele Verde is one of only four players to score at least five goals and provide at least five assists since the start of 2022 in Serie A, along with Domenico Berardi, Rafael Leão and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Dries Mertens’ next start will be the 250th in all competitions for Napoli; the Belgian has scored more goals on the final day of a Serie A season than any current Napoli player for the club (four).


Sassuolo vs Milan | 11:55A/ET

Sassuolo enter the final round of the Serie A campaign in 11th place (50 points) while Milan sit in first place in the top flight of Italian football (83 points).

2021-22 Serie A: Matchday 38: Sassuolo vs Milan: Domenico Berardi & Rafael Leao
2021-22 Serie A: Matchday 38: Sassuolo vs Milan: Domenico Berardi & Rafael Leao
Match Insights

Sassuolo could win three matches in a row against AC Milan for the first time in Serie A; in addition, only in 2014/15 they have won both matches in a single season against the Rossoneri in the top-flight. AC Milan have won each of their last five away league games against Sassuolo, this after losing each of their first three on the road against the Neroverdi in Serie A.

Players to Watch

Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi has scored more Serie A goals against AC Milan than any other side (10 goals); he has been directly involved in at least one goal (two goals and one assist) in each of his last three games against the Rossoneri in the competition.

Milan’s Rafael Leão – who scored the fastest goal in Serie A history at the Mapei Stadium against Sassuolo on 20 December 2020 – has been directly involved in six goals (three goals and three assists) in his last five league games.


Salernitana vs Udinese | 2:55P/ET

Salernitana enter the final round of the Serie A campaign in 17th place (31 points) while Udinese sit in 12th place in the top flight of Italian football (44 points).

2021-22 Serie A: Matchday 38: Salernitana vs Udinese: Simone Verdi & Gerard Deulofeu
2021-22 Serie A: Matchday 38: Salernitana vs Udinese: Simone Verdi & Gerard Deulofeu
Match Insights

Salernitana and Udinese have never drawn in Serie A; after two victories for the Bianconeri in 1998/99, the Granata won the reverse fixture of this campaign, last month. Udinese have won four of their last five away matches against newly promoted teams in Serie A (L1), as many wins as in the previous 14 (D4 L6).

Players to Watch

Simone Verdi has scored three goals against Udinese in Serie A; he only has more against Sampdoria in the top flight (four).

Gerard Deulofeu is Udinese’s top scorer this season with 12 goals (his personal best in the Big-5 European leagues) and he could become the first Udinese player to score at least 13 goals in a single Serie A campaign since Antonio Di Natale in 2014/15 (14).


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