Empoli vs. AS Roma Prediction, Tips and Odds – Sep. 12, 2022 20:45 CET
The last match of the regular sixth round of Serie A will be played on Monday at 20:45 at the Carlo Castellani stadium, where Empoli welcomes Roma.
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Empoli is one of the teams that has not yet managed to register a victory this season. Home team occupy the sixteenth place in the table with only 4 points won, and they are currently only 2 points away from the danger zone.
The home team is in a series of 4 consecutive draws, although in the last round they almost lost to Salernitana, given that they defended themselves frantically for the last 10 minutes of the game, leaving the opponent with complete initiative.
Empoli is a team made up mostly of younger players this season, so this kind of start to the season was somewhat expected. They certainly have enough quality to avoid the fight for survival, but they will have to improve their goalscoring performance in the coming games.
Roma was left without the Champions League last season due to the loss of points in “small” matches. It seems that they started this season with the same rhythm. In the last round, they were completely unexpectedly outclassed on the road by the Udinese team by 4:0. The crisis also spread to the European League, where Ludogorets completely outplayed them in Bulgaria.
Roma has very serious players in the team this season and it is realistic to expect that they could join the fight for the Scudetto because there is enough time. However, they must not allow themselves to underestimate the opponent as they did in the match in Udine, because we saw how it ended in the end.
Roma experienced two consecutive defeats and it is the right time to react. Mourinho is known as a coach who knows how to lift the team in moments of crisis, and this is exactly such a moment.
Roma routinely beat Empoli both times last season. It was 2:0 in Rome, while Empoli was defeated 4:2 at its stadium.
Injuries and suspensions
Empoli: Tonelli. Baldanzi, Destro, Ebuehi and Stubljar are uncertain for this match.
AS Roma: Darboe, El Shaarawy, Kumbulla, Wijnaldum, Zalewski and Zaniolo.
According to the latest information, AS Roma should be stronger for Abraham in this match. That means the offensive line of the team from Rome will be a constant threat to the home team defenders. AS Roma is in crisis and a win would put out the current fire, and since the visiting team is significantly better in almost every position on the pitch, it is realistic to expect Mourinho to continue his winning streak against Empoli.
Roma is a team that can score more than 2 goals against any opponent in Serie A. So, we don’t think they will have too many problems in this game.
Prediction: BET BUILDER
Over 2 goals
Over 4 corners in the match