Roma vs Empoli 10/17/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds & Predictions
Empoli vs Roma
Saturday 17th October 2015 12:00(ET)
The Line: Roma 2/5 Draw 10/3 Empoli 7/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Bein Sports
Early action from Serie A with Roma taking on Empoli at the Stadio Olympico. This is a Roma team that will be looking to win again and move themselves up the table as they chase surprise early leaders Fiorentina. With a talented squad Raul Garcia will be looking to finish in the top 3 minimum but I think that the Roma fans, players and manager know that this is a great chance for them to win the scudetto. Juventus are really struggling to find any form and Roma right now are the best team to take advantage of the Champions struggles. Roma have the know how and the experience to compete for the Serie A title and with some of their summer additions I believe they now have the strength in depth. Eden Dzeko has joined on loan from Manchester City and Mohamad Salah on loan from Chelsea. Add in Gervinho, Pjnic, Totti and De Rossi and we have alot of the ingredients needed to compete for a title. I think this maybe Totti's last chance to add to that one title he won in 2000/2001 and I think it would be a great way for Roma to thank their club captain and talisman.
Empoli come into this game strugglign in the bottom half of the league. Empoli have just seven points in seven games with two wins and a draw, this is a team that struggle to score goals and a trip to the Stadio Olympico will definitely put them under pressure against a strong Roma team. Empoli's problems though are not just up front, they have conceded eleven goals in seven games and that type of defending will leave them always battling to get something from games. With Maccarone and Samponara the main scoring threats Empoli havent really got what one would describe as a prolific striker.
I am going to take Roma against the handicap here, while Roma have struggled to actually put teams away at times I think that given the break Roma will put their struggles aside and start the momentum and movement up the table. Roma are looking to be crowned Champions of Italy and they need to put away teams like Empoli especially at home.