Serie A title hopefuls AS Roma turn their attention to Coppa Italia as they get ready to host Empoli at Stadio Olimpico. The hosts are the overwhelming favorites in this clash and tipsters alike seem to think the Giallorossi should secure their place into the next round. Bet on this match by getting an original account via betting broker.
It would be easier to bet on an outright AS Roma win if it weren’t for the fact that in the last Serie A matches, they have not been playing at their 100% potential. Granted they do have an unbeaten run of five matches, but the last two ended in draws. In the latest trip to Palermo, Roma had to come from behind to equalize. Roma already lost six points from their draws in the fight for the first place, and this being their first Coppa Italia match they might want to prove a point. On Stadio Olimpico, they have not lost in Serie A and even managed to keep a clean sheet in 7 out of 10 matches.
Empoli are the Serie A team specialized in draws: they have five of them in their latest six matches. The visitors are currently on the 16th place in the table and come from a goalless draw against Internazionale, a match they could have easily won. Empoli does not have any squad problems, but they do have issues with goal scoring, a thing which they did not do in three matches. The visitors lost their Serie A game with AS Roma back in September, with the minimal scoreline, but it does give Empoli hopes for another draw at the very least.
Bet365 gives AS Roma 1.40 odds to win, Empoli got 8.50 and a draw 4.33 odds. We’re betting 7 units on the second half being AS Roma’s highest scoring one with 2.25 odds from Bet365, the bookie with the best welcome bonuses.
AS Roma: Team’s Formation
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Prediction for the match: AS Roma highest scoring half: the second one