AS Roma – Spal SOCCER PICKS
Roma and SPAL meet at Stadio Olimpico, in a match for the 9 th round of Serie A. In the last 3 years there is only record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 21-04-2018, which ended in a victória dla Roma by (0-3), and another more recent on 01-12-2017, which ended in a victory in Rome by (3-1). The SPAL has considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Lazio, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Empoli, by (0-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Roma won 8 points out of 12 possible, after 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 matches they played in their stadium.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 4 games ago. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition.
Roma enter this action motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 0-2, in the visit to the terrain of Empoli: Nzonzi and Dzeko scored the goals of victory. Contrary to the opponent of this match, the home club usually acts on a tactical drawing in 4-3-3, using three players on the attack front: El Shaarawy, Dzeko and Under, whose mission is to panic in the adversary defensive. So, Rome will adopt a more offensive strategy, taking into account its superiority with respect to the opponent of this round. The home trainer will not be able to count on Perotti, Pastore, De Rossi and Kolarov, for being injured.
After 3 wins and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 9 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Internazionale, by (1-2), after in the previous match they lost in an away match against Sampdoria, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In their last 4 away matches for the championship the SPAL has 1 win and 3 losses, so they have won 3 points out of 12 possible. In 8 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods highlighted in the last 7 away matches for all competitions: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (46′-60 ‘) and 3 of his 6 between (16′-30’).
The SPAL enters this unmotivated round, after a home defeat, by 1-2, in the reception to Inter. The visiting club usually acts in a tactical system in 3-5-2, favoring a more defensive style of play, attacking through the lateral corridors. The SPAL is a team that likes to play in their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the left flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by Fares. For this match, coach Leonardo Semplici will not be able to count on Federico Viviani, for being injured.