On Monday, it is quite logical that the betting offer is much weaker than it was in the past two days, and this time we have analyzed the last match of the 22nd round of the Italian Serie A, in which the Salernitana team will host Roma at their home ground. The match between these two teams is scheduled to start at 20:45.
Salernitana: Can the team from Salerno survive?
As things stand, Salernitana is the most serious candidate for relegation to a lower division. Currently, the team from southern Italy is at the bottom of the table with only twelve points. At first glance, it seems that this team needs a lengthy series of victories to actively join the battle for survival with other teams, particularly thinking of Empoli, Verona, Cagliari, and Udinese. So far, Salernitana has played 21 matches in the top tier of Italian football, achieving only two victories, six draws, and as many as thirteen losses, which is certainly too many.
In their last five league matches, Ochoa and his teammates have managed only one win, one draw, and suffered three defeats. The most recent loss occurred in the previous round when the “lantern holder” lost at their stadium to Genoa, with the match ending 1:2. The home team started that match brilliantly, taking the lead in the second minute, but it only took about ten minutes for the visitors from Genoa to equalize. The nets remained still for a long time after that, until the popular Griffins secured the victory with a goal from Gudmundsson from the penalty spot, midway through the second half.
Before that, the team from southern Italy also experienced a defeat in their visit to Napoli, which was certainly expected, noting that the current Italian champions won that match with a goal from Rahmani in literally the last seconds of the game. The last victory in the top tier of Italian football for Filip Inzaghi’s men came at the end of the year in an away match against Verona, with the match in the city of love ending 0:1.
So far, Salernitana has played eleven matches at their stadium, achieving only one victory, four draws, but also six defeats. Their only home win so far was achieved at the end of November against Lazio, with a score of 2:1. Lately, the team from Salerno has been comfortable against Roma, as in the last two head-to-head matches, the team from southern Italy managed to draw both times. It’s noteworthy that both duels were played at the Olimpico and both ended 2:2, giving the impression that the Wolves might not be the big favorites here. Moreover, with Salernitana’s situation becoming increasingly desperate, a strong resistance from Pipa Inzaghi’s men can certainly be expected.
Roma: De Rossi extinguishes the fire in Rome!
Last season, Roma lost in the Europa League final, which somewhat marked their season. Had the Romans won the trophy in Europe’s second-tier club competition, we would have seen the Wolves in the top European club competition in the first part of the season. However, since that was not the case, the team from the Italian capital had to settle again for the Europa League.
Of course, the Italian representative managed to reach the knockout phase, but this time from the second place in the group, with two points less than the group leader, Slavia Prague. For the round of 32, the popular Wolves drew Dutch team Feyenoord, and at first glance, it seems that the Romans could have fared better.
Regardless, until that rematch, the team from the Olimpico will focus on Serie A, where Roma currently has quite a few problems. It’s worth mentioning that before this round, the former Italian champions were only in eighth place in the table, albeit just two points behind fourth-placed Fiorentina. That fourth spot will be the primary goal for the Wolves, as it guarantees participation in the Champions League at the end of the championship, a primary goal of the club from the capital for years.
Lately, the Romans have had quite a few problems, and unfortunately, José Mourinho paid the price for the poor results. He was replaced by the legendary Daniele De Rossi, who debuted last round with a triumph at the Olimpico against Verona, ending 2:1. Even in that match, the Wolves didn’t shine, but the most important thing is to secure three points, keeping the club in the race for a spot in the elite competition.
Before that, Roma was defeated by Milan in the same week and eliminated by Lazio from the Italian Cup, leading to the legendary Mourinho’s dismissal.
In away games so far, Roma has played ten matches and, to put it mildly, has not distinguished itself. During that period, the team achieved two victories, the same number of draws, and six losses. The last away win for the former Italian champions was at the beginning of December in an away match in Reggio Emilia against Sassuolo, ending 1:2.
Our Betting Suggestions
It’s interesting that Salernitana managed to withstand Roma in their last two head-to-head matches, both times at the Olimpico, which is reason enough to skip predicting the final outcome for this duel. Tradition tells us that matches between these two clubs often bring a lot of goals, so we advise you to try the over 2.5 goals bet, for which Mozzartbet has prepared an odds of 2.15.
For the same reason, we recommend focusing on the both teams to score (gg) bet, which Mozzartbet offers at odds of 2.00.
Finally, it should not surprise anyone if we see at least two goals in the first half of this match in Salerno, so we advise you to try the g1h over 1.5 goals bet, all with a fantastic odds of 3.20 at Mozzartbet.