Roma vs. Benevento 10/18/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Roma 1-1-1, Benevento 2-0-1
10/18/20 2:45 pm
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Roma is welcoming Benevento to Stadio Olimpico in round 4 in the Italian Serie A.
Since their loss due to the technicalities in the first game of the season, Roma is hasn’t lost any of their last 2 games. In their last Serie A match against Udinese on the road, Roma has had 56% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 1 big chance created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. Roma is still finding their form in the attacking end, but they were able to score 1 goal in this match, and they have won 0-1. With 4 points, 3 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals, Roma is in 10th place in the standings. Veretout is the leading goalscorer for Roma with 2 goals, while Pedro added 1 goal. Mkhitaryan has added 1 assist. Zaniolo, Pastore, and Diawara are all injured, while Karsdrop is still questionable for this game. Roma was solid last season, both in Serie A and the Europa League, and once again this season, Roma will play in the Europa League in Group A with Young Boys, Cluj, and CSKA Sofia. Roma has a good team, and they are certainly capable of playing good soccer, the only question is if they can do it on a high enough and consistent level to be in the run for the Champions League.
Benevento is the newcomer to Serie A, and they have been doing well so far this season. Benevento has 2 wins and 1 loss, alongside 6 scored goals and 7 conceded goals. With 6 points, Benevento is in 7th place in the Serie A standings. Caprari and Caldriola have each scored 2 goals for Benevento so far this season, while Sau, Caprari, and Lapadula also added 1 assist each. Viola, Tello, Mancini, and Barba are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. In their last Serie A game against Bologna at home, Benevento has had 40% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 71% of the correct passes. Benevento was solid in this game, especially on the defensive end. With a goal in the 66th minute, Benevento has won this match 1-0. Benevento’s only goal this season is to secure their Serie A spot for next season as well, and I must say, they have started really well. I know it’s only the beginning of the season, and most of the games will be extremely hard for Benevento, but there are many teams with equal quality to Benevento in Serie A, and I think Benevento has a solid chance of staying outside the relegation zone.
Roma and Benevento have played 3 times against each other, and Roma has won 2 of those games, while Benevento has won 1 game. I expect goals in this game, but I still think Roma will win because they are the better team, and they are playing at home.