Spal vs. Roma 7/22/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Spal 5-4-25, Roma 17-7-10
7/22/20 3:45 pm
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Spal is welcoming Roma to Stadio Paolo Mazza in round 35 in Italian Serie A.
Spal still hasn’t won a game since the restart, and I don’t think they will. Spal has conceded at least 1 goal in their last 8 games, 20 goals in total. Spal is in the last place in the standings with only 19 points, 24 scored goals, and massive 64 conceded goals. In their last Serie A game against Brescia on the road, Spal has had 49% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 81% of the correct passes. Spal had the lead at half time, but they conceded 2 goals in the second half, and Spal has lost this match 2-1. Spal is the weakest offensive team in Serie A, by far, but surprisingly, their defense is at the bottom, but not the worst in the league. With 12 scored goals, Petagna is Spal’s top goal scorer, while Valoti added 3 goals. Dabo has 3 assists. Berisha, Fares, and Zukanovic are all injured, and the season is over for them. As the newcomer to the top Italian flight, Spal didn’t expect to have an easy season, but for them, this is a failure. Spal is the weakest team in Serie A, and it is better for them to be in Serie B where they will consistently play better soccer and win more games.
Roma is on a nice 4-game streak without a loss during which they scored 9 goals and conceded 4 goals. With 58 points, Roma is in 5th place in the standings which will take them to the Europa League group stage. Roma has been solid on both ends this season with 63 scored goals and 46 conceded goals. Dzeko has scored 15 goals for Roma this season, and after struggling for a few games, Dzeko is getting back in the goalscoring form. Mkhitaryan has added 9 goals for Roma. Pellegrini has added 9 assists for Roma so far. Santos and Fazio are both injured, while Mirante is still questionable. Roma was playing against Inter in their last Serie A game, and they had 43% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and solid 85%of the correct passes. The first half ended in a 1-1 tie, while early in the second half Roma got ahead. In the 88th minute, Roma conceded a penalty kick, and this match ended in a 2-2 draw. Roma is on the right path to becoming one of the top 4 teams in Serie A, and they certainly can end the season in this Europa League spot, but what is more important for Roma is that they are still playing in the Europa League this season where they will face Sevilla in August. I like Roma and I think that everything they do is good, and the progress is clearly visible.
There is not much to think about here, Roma is a much better team in a much better form, and I see Roma winning this match without much trouble.