SPAL vs Roma
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara).
SPAL is one of the very few teams, along with the likes of Chievo, who has virtually ensured relegation, to have been winless in such long stretches. Even their home ground has not helped them in scripting at least a few wins to save face.
To such a scenario comes Roma, and they have been looking for amends ever since being cast out of the Champions League.
After holding an advantage in the first leg, no one really expected Roma to crash out against Porto. But some spirited game play by the latter spelled doom for the Italians, which in turn resulted in their gaffer being expelled.
The team did a comeback with a win in the next game though, against Empoli. Now, they look to make it two out of two.
SPAL vs Roma Head-to-head (h2h)
- Roma won two of the last three games.
- At this venue, the visitors hold a 100% winning record.
- Roma recorded three or more goals in two of the last three encounters.
- The hosts have never scored against Roma at this venue.
SPAL vs Roma Prediction
SPAL is winless in their last six games. The team recorded a single win in their last 19 matches, and in their last 24, just two wins.
At their home, the team is on a streak of 11 winless ties. On top of that, they failed to score in three of their last six home fixtures and returned just a total of three goals in their last six home games.
Add to these the fact that they hold a 100% losing record against Roma at home, and have not found the back of the net against them at this venue.
Moreover, Roma lost just twice in their last 14 games, where one of them was the unlucky loss against Porto in the Champions League. The team is desperate to make amends for the loss, and a chance like this will not be let go to waste.
Roma holds massive upper hand here. Just the placing of either team in the league table alone is needed to determine who the winner of the tie will be.
While Roma is in the fifth spot currently, and chasing the Champions League positions, SPAL is just two points above the relegation line.
And finally, ensuring participation in the next edition of Europe’s premier competition is the priority of Roma, and rely on them to make this tie count. Expect the Romans to take the three points.
SPAL vs Roma Betting Tips
Roma to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Roma to Win At Least one Half @ 1.40 (2/5).