Roma will look to be hoping to kickstart their stuttering season as they travel to a relegation-threatened Hellas Verona side at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. Eusebio Di Francesco’s side will be strong favourites against the hosts despite his side’s recent patchy form.
Where and when: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi – 4 February, kick-off 11:30
Where you can see Hellas Verona v Roma: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: Roma triumphed 3-0 in the meeting between the two in the Italian capital back in September. Radja Nainggolan opened the scoring before Edin Dzeko netted twice, with Samuel Souprayen dismissed late on for the visitors.
Hellas Verona v Roma Predictions and Preview
These are two teams in wretched runs of form, although Verona’s sensational 4-1 victory at Fiorentina last time out was one of the more eye-catching results of the campaign to date.
That ended a run of four straight defeats, where Verona only scored once and conceded a total of 12 goals, and they remain three points adrift of safety.
Roma’s season is in danger of falling apart – they are without a win in six league games, losing four of them.
Whilst Di Francesco’s side are only three points from fourth-placed Inter, but they lie a whopping 16 points behind league leaders Napoli.
A lack of goals has been the biggest problem of their recent poor form, with only seven going in throughout their last ten games in all competitions.
However, the visitors are still strong favourites to win the game at odds of 1/2 while a surprise home victory is priced at 13/2 with the draw available at 4/1.
With both sides general lack of goals, odds of 5/4 on ‘No’ for Both Teams To Score look tempting, while odds of under 2.5 goals is good value at 6/4.
One to watch for Hellas Verona: Moise Kean has only started nine games for the relegation-threatened club this season but has scored four times – no player at Verona has more in the league, including two in the 4-1 win at Fiorentina. He is 7/2 to score anytime in this fixture.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko is Roma’s top league scorer this season with 10, including in their recent 1-1 draw at Sampdoria. He is priced at 22/23 to find the net at any point in this game.
Long shot: Roma have only scored seven goals in their last ten league matches and if you believe Verona could win to nil in this game, it is available at 16/1.