Serie A: Chievo vs AS Roma

Chievo vs AS Roma Betting Tip and Predictions. In the Round 18 in Italian Serie A, Chievo take on AS Roma. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for this game.

FLORENCE, ITALY - DECEMBER 20: Josip Ilicic of ACF Fiorentina battles for the ball with Ivan Radovanovic of AC Chievo Verona during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 20, 2015 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

FLORENCE, ITALY – DECEMBER 20: Josip Ilicic of ACF Fiorentina battles for the ball with Ivan Radovanovic of AC Chievo Verona during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and AC Chievo Verona at Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 20, 2015 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Chievo stand at the middle of the table and their main goal this season is to avoid relegation. They are doing good job for now, have 8 points more than the first team in the relegation zone and they are not under pressure. They have very good results against AS Roma – in the last 5 home matches against this opponent they lost only once (1-3-1) and they will do their best to stay unbeaten. Good news for them is that they have almost squad available for this game, no injury concerns. Home team have managed to win only one of their last 5 home games. In the previous home match they beat Atalanta and they want to make another positive result against team from the capital city.

AS Roma are one of the candidates for the title, but their primary goal this season is to finish in Top 3 and play in the UEFA Champions League next season. They have already qualified in the next round of Champions League and they will play against Real Madrid in the knockout phase. Their recent performance is not at the high level. In the last 8 matches in all competitions they have managed to win only one game. Things could be even worse for them, because they will be without 3 suspended players for this game, while few players are out due to injury. Difference between AS Roma and Inter (leader on the table) is only 4 points, so it’s too early to predict the new champion, but visitors on this game are one of the main candidate for Scudetto.

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Chievo vs AS Roma injuries and suspensions

Home side have almost full squad available for this game, except long-term injured Mattiello (1/0 d). On the other side, AS Roma have many problems with absences. Dzeko (15/3 f), their top scorer Pjanic (15/7 m) and Nainggolan (17/0 m) are all suspended, Ucan (3/0 m), Strootman (0/0 m) and Totti (3/1 f) are all injured, while De Rossi (13/1 m) and Keita (7/0 m) are both doubtful, but both should be in the first eleven. Attacker Juan Iturbe (12/1 f) left the club and joined AFC Bournemouth.

Chievo vs AS Roma possible lineups

Chievo: Bizzarri; Cacciatore, Gamberini, Dainelli, Gobbi; Castro, Radovanovic, Hetemaj; Birsa; Paloschi, Meggiorini.
AS Roma: Szczesny; Maicon, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne; Florenzi, De Rossi, Keita; Salah, Iago, Gervinho.

Chievo vs AS Roma Prediction

Visitors are favorites to win this game, according to bookies, but they have many problems with injured and suspended players and it could be a big problem for them, so I’m going on double chance for home side. They could take one point in this game.

Chievo vs AS Roma Betting Tip: 1X @ 1.70 (Bet365)

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