Roma vs Spezia 16 December: Coppa Italia Preview and Predictions
16 December 2015/ 0830ET
Roma are going to be in action this week as they play their round of 16 clash against Spezia. This is an important match for both sides. It is important for Roma since they want to get their season back on track after some poor performances while the importance for Spezia lies in the fact that they are able to play against one of the top teams in Italian football.
I can see this match only going one way and that is in favor of Roma. Roma are a good side but since the injuries of some key players they have looked very shaky. This team has not won a single match in their last six outings and this is worrying. Many thought Roma would win the Serie A title this season but with the performances they are putting up, they will be lucky to get into Europe next season. Winning this match is essential for the club from the Italian capital since it will give them belief and momentum going into their next few matches in Serie A.
Spezia has very little chance of winning but they will take belief from the poor performances that Roma have had. That being said this team is not on the same level and may get smashed. They will be away from home which makes things harder. In all honesty this match is simply a chance for the Spezia players to experience playing against a big team since they have very little chance of winning this match.
Overall I think that Roma will have a big win. I know that Roma has been poor lately but they are a lot better that their opponents and I expect a 3-0 or 4-0 result. The handicap is set at one goal which I think is wrong. Roma may be playing badly but they are not that bad. In this instance I am going to be even more aggressive and take a bigger handicap and bet on Roma -2 which is paying at over 3 times since it is amazing value.