AS Roma vs Empoli Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match in Serie A this weekend, AS Roma host Empoli at Olimpico.
AS Roma started this season very solid and after 7 rounds they are standing at the 4th position with four points less than current leader on the table – Fiorentina. They are big favorites to take all three points against Empoli, but they will think about the game in the UEFA Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Roma lost in the second match against BATE Borisov, so they are looking for the first win in this competition against German side. The match against Empoli could be a good test to prepare better for more important match. Home team have the best attack in Serie A, they scored 17 goals, but their main problem is defence. Roma conceded at least one goal in 8 of their last 9 matches in all competitions.
Empoli stand at the 17th position with only three points more than the first team in the relegation zone. Their main goal this season will be to stay in the best Italian football league. In the previous season Empoli have managed to take one point against Roma at Olimpico and they will be more than happy if they repeat that success. Visitors know that they are underdogs in this match, but they have nothing to lose and for sure will try to do their best in order to hit the net. The big problem for them could be the fact that they will be without two suspended players.
AS Roma vs Empoli injuries and suspensions
Roma will be without Totti (3/1 f), Capradossi (0/0 d), Strootman (0/0 m) and Keita (5/0 m). Empoli miss their top scorer Saponara (6/3 m) and Zielinski (both suspended), Mchedlidze (2/0 f), Cosic (0/0 d), Dermaku (0/0 d) and Croce (6/0 m) are all injured, while is Laurini (4/0 d) is doubtful.
AS Roma vs Empoli possible lineups
AS Roma: Szczesny; Maicon, Manolas, Castan, Digne; De Rossi, Nainggolan; Florenzi, Pjanic, Salah; Gervinho.
Empoli: Skorupski; Laurini, Tonelli, Costa, Mario Rui; Paredes, Dioussé, Buchel; Krunic; Pucciarelli, Maccarone.
AS Roma vs Empoli Betting Tip and Predictions
Roma is big favorite to take another three points in Serie A. Odd for home is not attractive, but over 2.5 goals is more than acceptable. Home team have very shaky defence, so they could concede goal. On the other side, they have an amazing attack, so I believe that we could see at least three goals.