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Spal vs AS Roma Prediction & Betting tips
AS Roma has started well under the new coach and hopes to continue this in the away game against SPAL. Despite the poor series of the home team, Roma will not underestimate the opponent, earlier this season it lost 0-2 in its own home to SPAL.
SPAL has had a tough series of matches against mainly teams from the left row. It played a draw against Torino (6th) and Sassuolo (12th) and lost to Atalanta (7th), Fiorentina (10th), Sampdoria (9th) and Inter (4th). As a result, the lead over the relegation zone has shrunk to just two points. Moreover, the schedule does not look very favorable for SPAL, it plays against four competitors until 5 May, all four of these games being away games.
A lot at SPAL at the moment seems to depend on the shape of goalkeeper Viviano. Two weeks ago, in the home match against Sampdoria, he received ten shots on target, of which he managed to stop eight. Last week, he let two of the four shots through on Inter’s goal, but both were well placed from close range.
AS Roma continues the hunt for the Champions League under coach Claudio Ranieri. The born Roman returns to the club where he played in 1973-1974 and was the 2009-2011 coach. He is the successor of Eusebio di Francesco, for whom the credit ran out after the elimination in the Champions League and the 3-0 defeat in the derby against fellow countryman Lazio.
Ranieri started last week with a 2-1 win over Empoli. He indicated that he did not want to play 4-3-3 but 4-3-1-2 with Zaniolo behind the strikers. This seemed bad news for Justin Kluivert, yet he was able to count on a base place due to the absence of Dzeko and Under among others. Already after nine minutes the Romans were 1-0 thanks to a long shot from El Shaarawy, but a few minutes later it was already 1-1 thanks to a clumsy own goal from Jesus. After half an hour of play, Patrik Schick headed in the 2-1 from a free kick. With this, he eventually became a match winner, as a goal by Empoli was rejected in the final phase due to hands. Florenzi took his second yellow card in the eightieth minute, so he is missing this weekend just like a long list of injured players.
Spal vs AS Roma head to head matches
20.10.18 SA AS Roma Spal 0 : 2
21.04.18 SA Spal AS Roma 0 : 3
01.12.17 SA AS Roma Spal 3 : 1