Roma vs. Hellas Verona 7/15/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Roma 16-6-10, Hellas Verona 11-11-10
7/15/20 3:45 pm
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Roma is hosting Hellas Verona at Stadio Olimpico in round 33 in Italian Serie A.
Roma has 3 wins and 3 losses since the restart, alongside 8 scored goals and 8 conceded goals. With 54 points, Roma is in 5th place in the standings, and as of right now, they will go to the Europa League group stage. Roma has scored 59 goals so far this season and they are among the best offensive teams in Serie A, while they conceded 43 goals, and their defense needs improvement. Dzeko is Roma’s top goalscorer with 14 goals, but he has been struggling with form recently. Mkhitaryan has scored 8 goals. Lorenzo Pellegrini has added 9 assists this season. Smalling and Santon and two of Roma’s best defenders, but unfortunately for Roma, both of them are injured, hence the Roma’s defensive problems recently. In their most recent match in Serie A against, Brescia on the road, Roma was dominant with 62% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and high 90% of the correct passes. With 3 goals in the second half, Roma has won this match 0-3 for a precious three points to stay ahead of Napoli in the standings. I like Roma, and I believe they are on the right path in the development, and qualifying for the Europa League would be a huge boost for their ambitions for next season.
Verona is a tough team, and winning the game easily is not in their nature, but they don’t lose a game that easily as well. Since the restart, Verona has 2 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses. With 44 points, Verona is on high 9th place in the standings, far away from the relegation zone, but they won’t be going to the Europa League simply because Verona lacks offense and depth. In their last game against Fiorentina on the road, Verona was solid with 48% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 73% of the correct passes. Verona was leading for most of the game, and they were merely seconds away from another three points, but Verona conceded a goal in the 96th minute, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Verona hasn’t scored a lot of goals this season, just 40 in 32 games, but with only 39 conceded goals, Verona has one of the best defenses in Serie A. Di Carmine is Verona’s top goalscorer with only 6 goals, while Pessina added 5 goals. Darko Lazovic added 7 assists. Borini is injured, while Pazzini is still questionable. This season was a success for Verona even though it’s not yet over, and I don’t think anyone in Verona expected them to be this high in the standings before the season started, which makes this success even more precious. Good job Verona.
I would give the advantage to Roma, but many teams have entered a game against Verona full of confidence, just to be put down on the ground fast. I think I will stick with goals in this one.