Steffen Schmidt - January 30, 2023
Roma vs Cremonese
Date: 1 February 2023, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Roma ended their three-win streak on Sunday evening with the narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of Serie A leaders Napoli.
It was a great overall performance from Jose Mourinho’s men who gave Napoli rough times at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona three days ago. I Partinopei only secured the win thanks to a late 86th-minute winner from Giovanni Simeone.
The magnitude of Roma’s performance could have best been seen by Mourinho’s post-game reactions and the way in which he praised his men for the job they have done in Naples on Sunday.
Roma will quickly have a chance to return to winning ways as they play host to Cremonese in the Coppa Italia quarterfinal on Wednesday evening at Stadio Olimpico.
The Romans go into this tie as the clear favorites, especially since Cremonese are the only winless team in the whole Italian top-flight this season.
Cremonese will most likely play Serie B football next year as they are currently ten points shy of the safe zone.
The team led by Davide Ballardini conceded 30 shots in the weekend’s 1-2 home loss to out-of-form Inter Milan.
They did eliminate Napoli in the previous round of Coppa Italia on penalties (after a 2-2 stalemate in the regular time) but a motivated Roma side should have too much for them on Wednesday.
Roma had been on a run of three consecutive clean-sheet wins in all competitions before the loss at Napoli on Sunday.
We can see the value in backing the hosts to win to nil on Wednesday at the 2.10 odds. You can alternatively back the 2-0 correct score bet at the 6.00 odds.