Roma are playing at home against Empoli in a match of round 27 of the Italian Serie A. The Yellow and Reds had a tough week, and after defeats against Lazio for Serie A and Porto in the Champions League, and as expected, Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked. Claudio Ranieri is the new manager of the team who recently was sacked by Fulham.
Empoli also are not in a good period and are just four points ahead of the relegation zone. Since 15 December, The Blues have earned only six points and are in the last place together with Bologna and Chievo with this record. In the previous round, Empoli achieved a 3-3 draw against Parma in the final minutes of the game, thanks to an own goal by Bruno Alves.
Roma are performing weakly compared to the last season, but still, not all hope is lost. The Yellow and Reds are on the fifth place in the standings, only three points behind Inter which are fourth and four behind Milan. At home, Roma lost just once this season, while in five of the previous six games on Stadio Olimpico they scored at least two goals.
The first fixture between them earlier this season ended as a 2-0 win for Roma, and we expect similar development of the game. Empoli are the weakest away side in Serie A, but against the leading team they played defensively and concede more than three goals only versus Napoli. On the other hand, The Yellow and Reds will be without some key players which therefore will drop the quality of football they will offer.
I will back Roma to Win and Under 4.5 Goals, with Roma 2-0 Correct Score. We recommend placing this bet in bet365, where you can take advantage of a $100 Welcome Bonus and regular promotions for loyal customers.
Roma vs Empoli Head to Head
Roma have four wins in the previous six games against Empoli. In just two of those fixtures were scored over 2.5 goals. The first game of the season between them ended as a 2-0 win for The Yellow and Reds. Empoli couldn’t score in the last three games against Roma.
|06.10.2018||Empoli vs Roma||0-2|
|01.04.2017||Roma vs Empoli||2-0|
|30.10.2016||Empoli vs Roma||0-0|
|27.02.2016||Empoli vs Roma||1-3|
|17.10.2015||Roma vs Empoli||3-1|
|31.01.2015||Roma vs Empoli||1-1|
Roma vs Empoli Stats
- Roma have won the previous 14 fixtures against novices in Serie A.
- Roma don’t have a loss in seven consecutive games at home.
- Stephan El Shaarawy has participation in three goals in the last three fixtures against Empoli (two goals and one assist).
- Since 15 December 2018 Empoli have won just six points, conceding 25 goals in Serie A.
- Empoli allowed at least two goals in seven of the previous eight away games in Serie A.
Roma vs Empoli Odds
Roma vs Empoli Team News
Edin Džeko, Aleksandar Kolarov and Federico Fazio are punished for red cards and will miss the game for Roma. Daniele De Rossi, Cengiz Ünder and Javier Pastore are in doubt because of injuries.
Empoli will be without Lorenzo Polvani, Levan Mchedlidze and Luca Antonelli.