Roma vs SPAL Prediction & Match Preview

Roma vs SPAL Italian Serie A Predictions by LeagueLane

Roma vs SPAL
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome)

With the win-draw-loss record of 8-5-2, Roma are currently 5th on the ladder, tied with Cagliari and four points behind Lazio and they go into this clash in solid league form having won five of their last seven games.

Roma vs SPAL: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Overall Stats (4 games): Roma 2 wins, SPAL 2 wins.
  • Three of their four games had over 2.5 games.
  • SPAL have won last two outings vs Giallorossi.
  • Roma have 1-0-1 record vs SPAL at Olimpico (3-1, 0-2)
  • Both teams scored in 2 of the 4 H2H games.

Roma vs SPAL: Predicted Starting Lineups

Roma (4-2-3-1): Pau Lopez – Spinazzola, Cetin, Fazio, Kolarov – Diawara, Veretout – Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan – Dzeko.

Spal (4-3-1-2): Berisha – Cionek, Vicari, Tomovic, Igor – Murgia, Valdifiori, Missiroli – Valoti; Jankovic, Petagna.

Roma vs SPAL: Prediction

The Giallorossi secured their passage to the Round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League with a 2-2 stalemate vs Austrian outfit, Wolfsberger. Prior to that, Paulo Fonseca’s side played out a goalless draw at Giuseppe Meazza vs league leaders, Inter Milan.

With the win-draw-loss record of 8-5-2, Roma are currently 5th on the ladder, tied with Cagliari and four points behind Lazio and they go into this clash in solid league form having won five of their last seven games.

Roma logged four wins, two draws and one defeat at Olimpico with 15:10 goal difference, netting 2.14 goals per match and conceding slightly more than league average numbers – 1.43.

SPAL failed to build on a 5-1 win over Lecce in the Coppa Italia as they lost yet another relegation dogfight at Paolo Mazza Stadium. With only one point from four home games vs similar-rated teams, Gli Spalini are now favorites no. 1 to go down.

Leonardo Semplici’s side are now at the bottom of the league with 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats, three points off of currently safe Sampdoria.

Gli Spalini are the league’s worst travelers with one draw and six defeats to their name. They’ve scored only one goal on the road – vs Inter (1-2) and shipped 11 (1.57 per game).

The hosts will be eager to record their fourth home win on the trot in Serie A I can see them doing that in -1.5 Asian Handicap, despite being shorthanded in defence with Mancini and Smalling out. Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan and Dzeko should run riot on Sunday.

Last-placed SPAL are no match for Roma at the moment, they’re struggling big-time away from home and have selection worries of their own with long-term injuries and influential midfielder Jasmin Kurtic (14 games, 2 goals) out on yellow card accumulation.

With a 3-0, 3-1 hunch, I’ll also pick Zaniolo (6 goals in last 12 games for Roma and Italian NT) to score anytime, just like I did vs Brescia – let’s hope VAR won’t interfere this time around.

Roma vs SPAL: Betting Tips

  • Roma -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.96
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.63
  • Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma) to score anytime @ 2.88.