Despite being in fifteenth place, Spezia is one of the five Italian Serie A teams that haven’t lost in their last five games, allowing the Bianchi to be closer to the top 10 than the relegation zone. AS Roma is also on a five-game non-losing streak, the difference is that the Giallorossi are aiming for the top four, that’s why they come in as the betting online favorites. Well, having lost only one of their previous eight road games also has a lot to do with it.
Let’s check the latest Serie A news, stats, injury reports, and Soccer lines for Spezia vs AS Roma Prediction. We’ve plenty of Serie A picks for you to consider.
Spezia: Way Better at Home
Last Sunday, Spezia managed to get its second road victory by defeating Torino 1-0. The Bianchi were offering a +400 price in the sportsbook to win straight up (SU), very similar to the +370 price they’re offering for Sunday’s clash against AS Roma.
The winning goal was scored by M’Bala Nzola, who’s having a great season, enough to be considered a dark horse in the Golden Boot race. Nzola has scored nine goals, only three less than Victor Osimhen (Napoli), who’s currently leading the race.
That was a great result, but the Bianchi are 2-0-7 when playing on the road. Luckily for them, the game against the Giallorossi is at home, where they’re 2-6-1. They drew 0-0 to Lecce on their most recent game at home on Jan. 8. Spezia scored in all games but one, scoring two goals or more five times.
The Bianchi aren’t afraid of the big shots. They recently drew 2-2 to Atalanta on Jan. 4, and while they lost to Napoli and AC Milan, it was only by one goal.
AS Roma: Dybala on Fire!
Once again, Jose Mourinho was right. AS Roma’s head coach didn’t hesitate to sign Paulo Dybala, and the Argentinian is having an amazing season. He’s the team’s top scorer with seven goals, three more than centre-striker Tammy Abraham.
Most recently, Dybala scored a brace to lead the Giallorossi to overcome Fiorentina 2-0. Three days prior, he scored the winning goal against Genoa in the Round of 16 of the Coppa Italia. I’m telling you, the man is on fire!
Besides Dybala, Lorenzo Pellegrini is also having a great season. He leads the team in assists with five. The defensive unit also deserves a lot of credit since the Giallorossi allow less than one goal per game. Let’s not forget that Mourinho is well-known for being a master of the counterattack.
The visitors dominate the soccer lines thanks to a -125 price. Unlike Spezia, AS Roma has had better results when playing on the road. It’s 5-3-1 compared to 5-1-3 when playing at home.
Spezia vs AS Roma Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 6
- Spezia Victories: 1 (8 goals)
- AS Roma Victories: 3 (9 goals)
- Draws: 2
Last season, AS Roma defeated Spezia twice. First, the Giallorossi won 2-0 in Rome with Chris Smalling and Roger Ibanez as the scorers. The second leg in Spezia finished 1-0. Tammy Abraham scored the winning goal from the penalty spot and in stoppage time. The home side played the second half with one player less after Kelvin Amian was sent off.
The Bianchi have never beaten AS Roma in Serie A. Their only victory was in the 2020-21 Coppa Italia (4-2).
The total has gone over 2½ goals in four of their six meetings.
Spezia vs AS Roma Match Information
- Match: Spezia vs AS Roma
- Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 22nd 12:00pm E.T
- Location: Stadio Alberto Picco, Spezia
- Spezia vs AS Roma Live stream: fubo.tv
Spezia vs AS Roma Betting Lines
Spezia vs AS Roma Picks and Prediction
As mentioned before, Spezia scored in eight of its nine home games. AS Roma did the same in eight of its nine road games, scoring two or more goals four times. Go ahead and include the over in your soccer picks.
The AS Roma are listed at -125 in our Vegas Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on, you have a chance to win $80. The Spezia are +370, offering a chance to win $370 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives AS Roma a 55.56% chance to win, with Spezia at 21.28%