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Roma will be hosting visiting team Venezia at Stadio Olimpico di Roma in this Serie A match on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Roma v Venezia are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Roma will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-0 Serie A defeat in their last game at the hands of Fiorentina.
In that game, Roma had 45% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Fiorentina had 12 shots on goal with 7 on target. Nicólas González (5') and Giacomo Bonaventura (11') scored for Fiorentina.
Roma haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 4 versus opposing sides during their previous 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Roma have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 7. With no two games being the same, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might be maintained in this upcoming game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Roma:
- have not emerged victorious against Venezia in their previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
Venezia will go into this clash following a 4-3 Serie A win versus Bologna in their last match.
In that match, Venezia had 40% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. For Venezia, the goals were scored by Thomas Henry (4'), Sofian Kiyine (19'), Mattia Aramu (78') and Dennis Johnsen (93'). For their opponents, Bologna had 23 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Riccardo Orsolini (45'), Marko Arnautović (55') and Jerdy Schouten (68') scored for Bologna.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Venezia, three or more goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell is 3.5, with the number of goals averaged by Venezia working out to 1.33.
Going into this one, Venezia are without an away win for the past 6 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 07/02/1999 shows that Roma have won 3 of them and Venezia 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 overall which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 12 on 07/11/2021 when the final score was Venezia 3-2 Roma.
In that match, Venezia had 39% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Mattia Caldara (3'), Mattia Aramu (65') and David Okereke (74').
On the other side, Roma got 27 shots at goal with 10 on target. Eldor Shomurodov (43') and Tammy Abraham (45') scored.
The referee was Gianluca Aureliano.
Team News: Roma
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Roma gaffer José Mourinho to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Hamstring Injury) misses out. Gianluca Mancini is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It seems likely that i Giallorossi may well line up in a 3-4-2-1 system and select Rui Patricio, Marash Kumbulla, Chris Smalling, Roger Ibanez, A. Maitland-Niles, Bryan Cristante, Jordan Veretout, Leonardo Spinazzola, Carles Perez, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Tammy Abraham.
Team News: Venezia
Venezia has some current player fitness concerns. Luca Lezzerini (Patella rupture), Sergio Romero (Knee Surgery) and Marco Modolo (Knee Surgery) are not able to play.
We reckon that Arancioneroverdi will likely play in a 3-4-2-1 formation, giving starts to Niki Maeenpaeae, Ethan Ampadu, Mattia Caldara, Pietro Ceccaroni, Ales Mateju, Domen Crnigoj, Antonio Junior Vacca, Ridgeciano Haps, Mattia Aramu, Sofian Kiyine and David Okereke.
We’re thinking that Venezia will likely be able to breach the defence of this Roma side, however that may not be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re expecting a narrow 2-1 win for Roma when all is said and done. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Lorenzo Pellegrini
Chairman: Dan Friedkin
Manager: José Mourinho
Competitions: Serie A position 6, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Final)
🔑 Key Player: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Typically used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Having made a first senior appearance for in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Midfielder has accumulated 5 league goals in the Serie A 2021 - 2022 season so far in 31 appearances.