Roma vs Virtus Entella
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Monday, 14th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
The She-Wolf has got one of the easiest fixtures in the Round of 16 of Coppa Italia. Along with the home advantage, Roma is paired with a team from Serie C, the third tier of football competition in Italy.
Gaffer Eusebio Di Francesco will probably opt to rest some of his key players for this tie. Entella is really punching above their weight in this fixture. The team had gone bankrupt in 2001 after spending almost nine decades in Italian football.
Roma just recorded an away win over Parma on the road, and is really high in confidence for this domestic fixture. The Diavoli neri too registered an away win, but there’s an asterisk present here, that the match was conducted as part of Serie C.
The difference in stature between the two teams is to such an extent that this is the first match between these two sides.
Roma vs Virtus Entella Head-to-head (h2h)
- The sides have never played against each other.
Roma vs Virtus Entella Prediction
If nothing out of the blue happens, La Magica would win this match comprehensively and with comfortable ease. On top of the home advantage, the team has years of experience in the top-most tier of Italian football, as well as world football.
To exhibit the difference in quality, consider that the Giallorossi played in the semifinal of the most prestigious club tournament in Europe, while the Black Devils could not shake off the shackles of the third tier from their feet.
Eusebio Di Francesco’s men have scored two or more goals in ten of their last 12 home-ties. These stretch of matches included Champions League games as well as Serie A fixtures.
The last time Roberto Boscaglia’s men faced a top division team, they conceded three goals. Consider that the team was Genoa, a relegation-battler in the Serie A. We can only imagine how this fixture would turn out, against a side that battles for European spots in the league table.
Against such a comparatively weaker time like that of Virtus, the Magic One will easily score in as well as win, both halves.
Roma vs Virtus Entella Betting Tips
To Score in Both Halves: Roma – YES @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Win Both Halves: Roma – YES @ 2.00 (1/1).