Roma vs Venezia: prediction for the Serie A match
Roma are set to host Venezia in the 37th round of Serie A on Saturday, May 14. In the reverse fixture, the teams scored a total of five goals. What to expect from the upcoming game? Here's our prediction.
Romaare in 5th position in the Serie A standings, level on points with Fiorentina and Atalanta, who can snatch the Wolves' ticket to the European competition. Jose Mourinho's men can't really afford to make mistakes in the remaining league games. Roma have a good record at home - they lost only three Serie A games at Stadio Olimpico this season. In the last match, they suffered a defeat at Fiorentina (0:2).
Last week, Roma secured their ticket to the Conference League final. They defeated Leicester City (2:1 on aggregate) and will face the Dutch Feyenoord in the final on May 25.
Venezia sit bottom of the Serie A table with 25 points from 36 games. In theory, the Winged Lions can climb out of the relegation zone - they are five points behind the 17th Salernitana. But to do that, Venezia must beat Roma and Calgliari, and all their competitiors must lose. This scenario is even less likely considering the team's poor form - Venezia lost 10 of their last 11 games.
In the last match, Venezia broke their string of defeats and celebrated success over Bologna in a high-scoring thriller (4:3). The team's performance was a bit frantic - they had a two-goal lead before halftime, conceded three goal in a row and made a comeback in the last 15 minutes of the game.
Roma won in 2 of the last 10 games with this score.
Roma did not concede in 2 of the last 3 games.
Roma didn't score more than twice in the last 6 games.
This should be an easy win for Roma. Venezia lost ten games in a row before beating Bologna, and we doubt they can put up a fight against Mourinho's side. Moreover, the Wolves will hope to get revenge for the defeat in the reverse fixture.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) to Roma
We do not expect another high-scoring game here. Roma are solid on defense and will not allow Venezia to score a lot. More likely, they will keep a clean sheet, like they did in the last 3 home games. The visitors haven't conceded over three goals in a long time, so we suggest taking the under.
Second bet - total under 3.5 goals