Thursday, June 1, 2023

Prediction: Roma vs Salernitana

Tom Dunstan in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 20 May 2023


Verdict: Both teams to score – No

Best Odds: 7/10

Bookmaker: Olympusbet

Turning their attention back to Serie A duties on Monday evening following their Europa League success, Roma will welcome Salernitana to the Stadio Olimpico.


Starting with the hosts, managing to punch their Europa League final ticket earlier in the week after edging their way past German outfit Bayer Leverkusen, Roma will now be hoping to claim a welcomed Serie A boost on Monday evening. However, although Jose Mourinho’s side might have eventually claimed a nervy 1-0 aggregate victory at the BayArena a few days ago, the former Manchester United boss has seen his side struggle to find much stability over recent times. Last seen in Serie A action having to settle for a 0-0 stalemate away at Bologna, the Giallorossi have claimed just a single win from any of their previous seven appearances across all competitions. With all of their attention now focused on being crowned back-to-back European champions, Mourinho’s side have shown some extended issues in the final third. Along with drawing consecutive blanks and Roma have also scored just a single strike in any of their last four outings.

Team News

Once again missing out on Roma’s European semi-final success out in Germany, Mourinho will once again be without the defensive duo of Diego Llorente and Marash Kumbulla when they return to the Stadio Olimpico on Monday evening.

While Tammy Abraham might have bagged just a pair of domestic strikes since the start of February, the ex-Chelsea striker should once again spearhead Roma’s attack here.


As for the visitors, managing to make an immediate return to winning ways last week thanks to a stellar display at the Stadio Arechi, Salernitana should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Eventually picking up a season-defining 1-0 victory against European contenders Atalanta, Paulo Sousa’s side could be smelling the chance to spring a major upset at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday evening. In fact, aside from a close-fought 2-1 loss at the hands of Empoli on May 8th, that is the only defeat that the Garnets have suffered from any of their previous 12 straight domestic appearances. With that extended flurry stemming all the way back to February 19th, the Campania-based outfit have also snatched points away from the likes of Napoli and Champions League finalists Inter Milan. Breezing their way to Serie A safety this time around, Sousa’s squad will be desperate to end their campaign with a flurry over the final few weeks.

Team News

After serving a one-match suspension last week, Dylan Bronn will return to Salernitana’s squad here. However, Sousa will be unable to call upon the trio of Domen Crnigoj, Diego Valencia and ex-Roma defender Federico Fazio.

Coming off the bench and bagging that last-gasp winner against La Dea last week, former Lazio star Antonio Candreva could be handed a full recall on Monday evening.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Roma and Salernitana met for their reverse Serie A meeting on August 14th, Mourinho’s side picked up a 1-0 victory at the Stadio Arechi.
    • Monday’s hosts have won each of their last three Serie A meetings against the Garnets by an aggregate score of 7-1.
    • However, despite booking their Europa League final ticket out in Germany a few days ago, Roma have won just one of their previous seven appearances across all competitions.
    • Making an immediate return to winning ways with a 1-0 victory against Atalanta last week, Salernitana have lost just one of their previous 12 domestic appearances.
    • Roma have managed to record juts a single goal in any of their previous four outings across all formats.


    Eventually edging past Bayer Leverkusen thanks to a nervy 1-0 aggregate win, it appears that Roma have turned their full attention to claiming another European crown. However, now recording just a single win from any of their last seven appearances across all competitions, Mourinho’s men have also shown some worrying issues in the final third. Drawing back-to-back blanks and recording just one goal in over 300 minutes of action, Salernitana could be smelling the chance to spring a real upset on Monday evening. Last seen picking up an eye-catching 1-0 win at home against Atalanta, the Garnets have breezed their way to Serie A safety. Although Roma might have snatched a 1-0 victory when they traveled to the Stadio Arechi back in August, we could be set for another cagey affair.

    Verdict: Both teams to score – No

    Best Odds: 7/10

    Bookmaker: Olympusbet


    Tom Dunstan

    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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