Roma and Empoli lock horns in Serie A action at the Stadio Olimpico this Saturday. After losing at Napoli in the league before a home cup defeat to Cremonese, Jose Mourinho’s men will want to get back to winning ways in this one.
Empoli makes the trip to the capital of Italy in good form and could be a tough nut to crack for Giallorossi. In this Roma vs Empoli betting preview, we hunt down the latest soccer odds for Serie A today’s soccer matches and give you our predictions.
Roma vs. Empoli Stats
Roma are having a solid season in Serie A. Mourinho’s men are in the mix for a European place, collecting 37 points from 20 games. Napoli are running away at the top, but only three points separate Inter Milan in second to Roma in sixth.
Overall, Giallorossi have picked up 11 wins, four draws and have suffered five defeats. They have scored 26 and conceded 18 goals along the way.
Roma were on a decent unbeaten run across all competitions before last weekend’s trip to Naples. The club from the Italian capital won four and drew three of seven league and cup matches.
Unfortunately for Mourinho and his men, they fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat to Napoli, with the leaders scoring four minutes from time to snatch the points. Roma were then beaten by the same scoreline by Cremonese in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday.
After losing ground in the hunt for a UEFA Champions League place, Roma will be looking for no less than three points from this home fixture.
With the UEFA Europa League starting back up this month, the AS Roma schedule is looking busy. Still, can they secure all three points on home soil on the weekend? Keep reading our Roma vs Empoli betting preview for our soccer picks.
Empoli head to Rome in fine form. Since a 2-0 loss at champions-elect Napoli in early November, they are unbeaten in six Serie A matches. During that run, the Blues beat Cremonese, Sampdoria and Inter, and drew with Udinese, Lazio and Torino.
Empoli team stats have been in improved form and has lifted them into the tenth spot in the current Serie A standings. They have won six, lost six and drawn eight of their 20 league matches so far.
Empoli make the trip to the capital having drawn two and won one of their last three away matches in the league. In the last one, Tommaso Baldanzi was on target in an impressive 1-0 victory over Inter at the San Siro. They have suffered just two away league defeats since August.
Paolo Zanetti’s boys may be the underdogs in Rome, but in-form Empoli will back themselves to pick up a positive result. You will find the latest Roma vs Empoli betting odds and tips below.
Matchup Betting Trends
- Roma have lost their last two league and cup matches (2-1).
- Giallorossi are unbeaten at home in the league since returning to action from the 2022 FIFA World Cup break.
- Empoli are undefeated in six Serie A matches (three wins, three draws).
- The Blues won at Inter Milan in their last away fixture.
- Roma edged the meeting at the Stadio Carlo Castellani back in September, leaving with a 2-1 win.
Roma are so often a formidable force on their own patch, though they have had a few wobbles in front of their own supporters of late.
Empoli are punching above their weight right now and will no doubt be tough opponents for the home team. The Blues are eager to extend their six-game unbeaten run to seven.
However, Roma edged the meeting at the Carlo Castellani back in September, with Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham on target in a narrow 2-1 away win. We fancy a similar outcome from this one.
In-form Empoli will play their part at the Olimpico, but we are backing Roma to get the job done in front of their home fans. You can get solid soccer betting odds of +260 for Roma to win by one goal. We also like the look of +750 for the home team to win 2-1.
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