With just two rounds until the end of the Serie A campaign, Roma welcome Venezia at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday in a must-win clash for both sides. Jose Mourinho’s men are yet to book a place in Europe for next term after losing to Fiorentina last time, while the Winged Lions need to win both of their games if they want to have any chance of survival.
Where and when: Stadio Olimpico – 14 May, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Roma vs. Venezia: BT Sport, Bet365 Live streaming
Last time: Venezia earned a shocking 3-2 victory against Roma at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo in the last meeting between those teams back in November. Mattia Caldara opened the score for the hosts, while Eldor Shomurodov and Tammy Abraham gave Roma a 2-1 lead at the break, only for Mattia Aramu and Davide Okereke to give Venezia the three points.
Roma v Venezia Predictions and Preview
Roma’s 2-0 loss away to Fiorentina last week puts the Giallorossi in a tricky situation, with only two remaining games in Serie A. Giacomo Bonaventura and Nico Gonzalez were on target for La Viola, who are now tied with Atalanta and Roma, who are still sixth, with 49 points.
Jose Mourinho’s men were obviously tired after their 1-0 against Leicester that saw them reach the Conference League final against Feyenoord. However, Roma are yet to book a place in Europe for next term, so the game against Venezia cannot be taken lightly, especially considering that the Winged Lions beat the Giallorossi 3-2 earlier this season.
However, after a good start of the season, things have gone from bad to worse for Venezia, who are now in last place with 25 points. If the visitors fail to get three points against Roma this weekend, they will go down to Serie B after just one season in Serie A, despite beating Bologna 4-3 last week.
Roma vs. Venezia full time result odds
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the only absentee for the hosts, as Roma’s injury crisis has finally eased off. The Armenian is an influential player, but Mourinho and his men had a full week to prepare for the clash, while they also welcomed back Leonardo Spinazzola, who returned against Fiorentina after being sidelined for more than eight months. Considering what’s at stake and Roma’s quality, it’s no surprise to see the Giallorossi being firm 3/11 favourites to get revenge on Venezia and earn precious three points.
Andrea Soncin’s appointment finally paid off, as Venezia beat Bologna 4-3 at home last term, but it might be a little too late for the visitors avoid relegation. The visitors have never beaten Roma at Stadio Olimpico and their chances to do that this term are also slim, as a Venezia victory is priced at 12/1 this term.
Roma vs. Venezia over/under odds
Each of Venezia’s last four games saw over 2.5 goals, while this was also the case in three of Roma’s last five home games. Over 2.5 goals also paid off in the first game between those teams this term, so our pick for Saturday is over 2.5 goals, available at 7/15 in these AS Roma vs. Venezia tips.
Roma vs. Venezia correct score odds
The visitors lost their last two away games by 2-1, while Roma beat Salernitana with the same scoreline in their last victory at Stadio Olimpico. Considering this our pick is a 2-1 victory for Jose Mourinho’s men and it can be backed up at 14/1 in this Roma vs. Venezia preview.
Roma vs. Venezia first goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham is enjoying a fantastic debut season at Roma, as the English striker has already netted 25 goals in all competitions since joining form Chelsea in the summer. 15 of those strikes were in Serie A, including one in the first game against Venezia. Abraham is 3/1 to break the deadlock, while the odds raise to 39/1 if he does so and the the hosts end up winning 2-1.