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The Serie A match at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Sunday sees hosts Benevento facing Roma.
All Benevento v Roma game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Benevento head into this match following a 1-1 Serie A drawn game versus Bologna.
In that game, Benevento managed 42% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Benevento was Nicolas Viola (60'). At the other end, Bologna got 12 shots at goal with 2 on target. Nicola Sansone (1') was the scorer for Bologna.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Benevento haven’t conceded. In fact, Benevento have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 16 goals in the process.
Analysis of their past results shows that Benevento:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
Roma will go into the meeting following a 0-2 Europa League win with the eclipse of Braga in their previous outing.
In that match, Roma managed 48% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Roma, the goals were scored by Edin Džeko (5') and Borja Mayoral (87'). SC Braga had 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Indicating their appetite for high-scoring encounters, goals have been celebrated 24 times in the last 6 matches in which Roma have played, making it a mean average of 4 goals per meeting. Opposition teams have got 10 from this total. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued here, however.
Going into this encounter, Roma haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league match between these sides was Serie A match day 4 on 18/10/2020 when it finished Roma 5-2 Benevento.
On that occasion, Roma had 52% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The scorers were Pedro (31'), Edin Džeko (35', 77'), Jordan Veretout (69') and Carles Pérez (89').
On the other side, Benevento had 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Gianluca Caprari (5') and Gianluca Lapadula (55') scored.
The match was refereed by Giovanni Ayroldi.
Team News: Benevento
Gabriele Moncini (Ankle Injury), Gaetano Letizia (Leg Injury) and Luca Antei (Knee Problems) will be missing for Benevento gaffer Filippo Inzaghi.
Team News: Roma
Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has a number of players out of action. Bryan Cristante (Lumbago), Davide Santon (Muscle Injury), Riccardo Calafiori (Muscular problems), Marash Kumbulla (Muscle Fatigue), Chris Smalling (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Roger Ibañez (Muscular problems) and Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
Our assessment is that Benevento must be fancied to put a goal past this Roma outfit, however a single goal probably won’t be good enough.
We can see a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Roma when all is said and done. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Ciro Vigorito (16,867)
Chairman: Oreste Vigorito
Manager: Filippo Inzaghi
Competitions: Serie A position 15
⭐ Star Player: Gianluca Lapadula
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Gianluca Lapadula was born in Turin, Italy. After having played his first senior match for San Marino in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has managed 4 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 season so far in 22 appearances.