Serie A. Round 7
Stadium: Olimpico (Rome)
Roma lost 2 of their last 4 matches, including a derby loss to Lazio. Will Jose Mourinho's team be able to improve their stats in a home game against Empoli? There are several options to consider.
Roma had to lose at some point
The Giallorossi started the season early, beating Turkey's Trabzonspor in the Conference League qualification. Since then, the Romans have regularly played 2 matches a week, so they had to run out of energy at some point. Recent failures in Serie A are the consequence of accumulated fatigue. From the 3 previous meetings of the championship, Roma lost in 2, to Verona and Lazio with the same score of 2-3. And a 1-0 victory over Udinese was a really tough one for the Yellow and Reds.
On Thursday, Roma visited Zorya in Ukraine in the Conference League group stage match. The difference in class quickly became apparent, with Mourinho’s team beating the opponent 3-0.
Empoli put on another show
Under Aurelio Andreazzoli, the Blues have no one to be afraid of, trying their best on offense, no matter who the opponent is. The previous round match proved it, with Empoli beating Bologna 4-2 at home. By the way, this was the Blues' second triumph in a row: Empoli beat Cagliari 2-0 in an away game round earlier.
The winning streak enabled Andreazzoli's team to climb up to 9th place, with 9 points under their belt.
Injuries and suspensions
- Roma: Leonardo Spinazzola is out.
- Empoli: Riccardo Fiamozzi is out. Samuele Damiani is questionable.
The last time Empoli beat Roma was in 2007.
Expert Betting Tips
After losing to Lazio, it is very important for Roma to win the upcoming game. The Giallorossi will approach the meeting with Empoli with maximum concentration. The Blues scored all they could in the previous round against Bologna and may not be able to score at all in the match against Roma.
Prediction: Roma will win in a match with Total Under.
- Roma To Win + Total Under (4.5) for 1.98;
- Individual Total 2 Under (1) for 1.74;
- Roma To Win To Nil for 2.98