Monday night’s Serie A action sees top-four chasing Roma play host to an unpredictable Empoli side, who currently perched just above the relegation zone. The visitors have won just one of their last 11 matches in the competition and the Giallorossi are favourites to win here.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico, Rome – 11 March, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Roma vs. Empoli: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: Roma ran out 2-0 victors at the Stadio Carlo Castellani back in October thanks to strikes in either half from Steven Nzonzi and Edin Dzeko. Empoli are without a win in the fixture since 2007, a run stretching ten games.
|Roma/Roma half time/full time||13/10||Offer|
|Edin Dzeko anytime scorer||6/4||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||7/4||Offer|
Roma vs. Empoli Predictions and Preview
Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco is under pressure once more following a 3-0 derby defeat to Lazio last time out, as his side’s top four hopes were damaged.
The Giallorossi had won four games in a row in all competitions prior to that and remain fifth in the table, three points of fourth-placed Inter and three ahead of Lazio, in sixth.
Empoli have won just once in their past 11 league games but their form is showing signs of improving with five points in their last five games, including a 3-0 win over Sassuolo.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, as in their previous meeting, such odds are available at 13/10.
One to watch for Roma: Edin Dzeko has netted five goals in his last six Serie A matches as the Bosnian international finally appears to be re-finding his form. He scored in this fixture earlier in the season and is 6/4 to find the net here.
One to watch for Empoli: Francesco Caputo has 12 Serie A goals to his name this season and the Empoli dangerman is priced at 5/4 to add to that tally in this game.
Long shot: Three of Empoli’s last four games has seen at least one side fail to find the net while Roma didn’t score last time out against rivals Lazio. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 20/1.