Roma v Palermo | Serie A
Sunday 21 February 19:45 – Stadio Olimpico
Betting tips and match preview
Roma will be hoping to keep up their outstanding recent form this weekend when they welcome Palermo to the capital. La Maggica have been in outstanding form under their new head coach Luciano Spalletti, and with four wins in as many games in Serie A, they are one of the in-form sides in the division. While the ten-point gap between them and leaders Juventus looks as if it won’t be breached, the two points seperating them from Champions League football will be pressing on the club’s mind, with three points vital.
The hosts are just 4/11 to win, and they will fancy their chances against a Palermo side who have not won in four games, struggling this season after the departure of Paolo Dybala. The visitors have drawn their last two games on the road, with the stalemate available at 9/2, but you can back them to beat Roma at a huge 9/1.
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Having had to face Real Madrid during the week in the Champions League, fatigue could be a factor for Roma in this tie, but Spalletti has plenty of players in his squad top allow for rotation. Edin Dzeko will likely keep his place in the side, and the former Manchester City man is 4/1 to open the scoring in this tie. Miralem Pjanic is the host’s top goalscorer despite playing in midfield and can be backed at 5/1, with ex-Chelsea loanee Mohamed Salah 9/2. Alberto Gilardino is the star attraction leading the line for Palermo, and is 10/1 to open the affairs.
The last three games between the two sides have seen both net in 90 minutes, with four of the last five as well. It is 21/20 that both do so again, with just 4/6 that at least one side keeps a clean sheet. Considering they are such heavy favourites, punters may look to use this knowledge to back Roma to win despite letting at least one goal in, which is available at 9/4.
Roma v Palermo betting tips
Tip 1 – Roma win @ 4/11 – Click here for best odds
Tip 2 – Both teams to score @ 21/20 – Click here for best odds