Roma vs SpeziaSerie A, KO: 19:45 Dec 13, 2021, Stadio Olimpico
Roma will be keen to avoid a third straight Italian Serie A defeat when they host Spezia on Monday night. The capital club will be banking on their home form and should have the upper hand over Spezia, who have relegation troubles at the moment.
Roma have battled inconsistency throughout the season and are currently seventh on the table. They have lost their last two Serie A matches and suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Inter Milan in their previous fixture.
Jose Mourinho’s men bounced back in midweek as they claimed a 3-2 victory over CSKA Sofia to progress from the group stage of the Europa Conference League. The task for Roma now that the competition is on break is to build some momentum in Serie A.
Roma have been decent at the Stadio Olimpico, where they have won two of their last three matches across all competitions. They have also kept clean sheets in both those victories.
Spezia travel to Roma off the back of a 2-2 draw with Sassuolo in their previous Serie A fixture. They made a fast start and raced to a two-goal lead through Rey Manaj and Emmanuel Gyasi but were breached twice in the second half.
It has been a disappointing campaign so far for Spezia, who have claimed just three wins from 16 Serie A matches. Thiago Motta's men suffered three defeats prior to the draw against Sassuolo and are now just two points above the relegation zone.
Spezia have a woeful record on their travels and have lost their last five away matches. Some of their heaviest defeats this season have come on the road, including a 5-2 thrashing at Atalanta while they also lost 4-0 to Verona.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Roma have a 2-1 advantage with one draw from four previous matches against Spezia. The capital club claimed a 4-3 victory in the last meeting at the Stadio Olimpico.
Players to watch
Tammy Abraham is set to return to the team after missing the defeat to Inter Milan due to injury. The England striker netted a brace against CSKA Sofia in the Europa League and is priced at 11/10 by MansionBet to find the net.
Emmanuel Gyasi scored his third goal of the season last time out against Sassuolo and will be the one to watch for Spezia. Paddy Power has the striker at odds of 9/2 to get on the scoresheet on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Roma are expected to claim a comfortable victory on Monday night and could be backed in the -1 handicap market at 6/5 with novibet. Given Spezia’s problems this season, Roma can also be tipped as the only team to score at 6/4 with William Hill.
Roma scored in both halves in their Europa Conference League fixture and could be set for a similar outcome at 21/20 with BoyleSports.
This Serie A match between Roma and Spezia will be played on Dec 13, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Roma vs Spezia prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.