Roma vs Empoli
Italy – Serie A
Date: Monday, 11th March 2019
Kick-off at 19.30 UK/ 20.30 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Roma was cruising through their season until disaster crept up unexpectedly. Even with holding an aggregate lead in their Champions League tie, they were eliminated by some fearless display of football by Porto at home. The defeat has started to make some ramifications to the Italian outfit. As a first step, their manager was fired, and there are talks of Claudio Ranieri taking the reins.
As of now, their immediate objective is to get qualified for the next edition of Europe’s premier competition. They currently are in the 5th spot, three points below Inter. Starting from this weekend, Roma has to amass as many points as they can to not turn their season into a complete failure.
A game against Empoli, at home, might be the best recourse, and it surely should be taken advantage of. The visitors are just a spot above relegation and are certainly the underdogs for this fixture.
Roma vs Empoli Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five games saw four Roma wins and a draw.
- The last six wins in a row were recorded by the same team.
- Empoli last registered an h2h win in 2007.
- At this venue, Roma holds a 100% unbeaten record.
- The hosts have never failed to score at the Stadio Olimpico and recorded two or more goals in four of their last five attempts.
Roma vs Empoli Prediction
The Romans simply must forget their elimination from the Champions League, and keep fighting for the rest of their objectives. There’s no time for mourning. Such is the cruel life of a footballer.
They are in pursuit of a Champions League spot and will have to deal with Inter Milan, who currently has a three-point lead. Roma must try to win almost all of their remaining league ties and hope that Inter drops points. Right now, the former is pitted against Empoli and has the home advantage.
It’s a good opportunity to build some lost confidence and morale. The players, as well as the fans, need a huge win this Monday. The settings are in favor of the hosts. They won four of the last five h2h encounters and recorded the last six wins in a row. The last time they lost against Empoli was 12 years back. And importantly, Roma is unbeaten at home against this opponent and has scored two or more goals in four of their last five home h2h ties.
Count on the wounded Romans to come back to life this Monday. A great, morale-boosting win is in order for them.
Roma vs Empoli Betting Tips
Roma to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Roma @ 1.44 (4/9).