Chievo – AS Roma SOCCER PICKS
Chievo and Roma meet at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, in a match for the 23rd round of Serie A. The two teams tied (2-2), on 09-16-2018, in the previous match for this edition of the league. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 3 draws in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 10-12-2017, for Serie A, which ended in a draw by (0-0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 9 points won, after 1 win, 9 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Fiorentina, by (3-4). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Empoli, by (2-2). 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 1 win, 5 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for the championship Chievo won 1, tied 4 and lost 5, for which they won 7 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 0-0 (4 out of 11 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 11 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 4 of its last 22 games for Serie A, of these 4 it reached the break in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 22 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 15 times and never got the comeback. In the last 11 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Chievo part for this game with a draw, by 2-2, in the displacement to the stadium of Empoli, adding the third consecutive game without beating in the Italian championship: Stepinski and Giaccherini marked the goals of the team. It should be noted that the moment of form of the local set is not the best, since it occupies the last position. Normally the coach Domenico Di Carlo acts with three players in the defense, five in the center of the field and two in the attack, being Stepinski and Pellissier the most advanced players of the team: the first mentioned player is the best gunner of the Chievo, with 6 goals scored. One of the great problems of this formation is in the defensive sector, because playing at home suffered on average 1.91 goals per game. For this game the coach does not have Seculin and Tomovic, both with physical problems.
The away team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 35 points won, after 9 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Atalanta, by (3-3). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Milan, by (1-1). 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 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches Roma have 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 1-0 (4 out of 11 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 11 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 22 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 10 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Roma start for this game with a draw, 1-1, in the reception to AC Milan, adding in this way the second consecutive game without beating the Italian championship: the goals of the team were scored by Zaniolo. However, it must be emphasized that visitors are going through various difficulties outside the home, as they only won 3 of their 11 matches. In this game against Chievo, the weakest team in the competition, coach Eusebio Di Francesco must keep the team in 3-4-3, benefiting the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, however, counterattacks are a very strong point of this team: Florenzi is very quick and competent in transporting the ball towards attack. On the other hand, the Italian Stephan El Shaarawy is the best score of Roma, with 7 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Pellegrini, suspended, in addition to Under, Juan Jesus and Perotti, these with physical problems.