Spezia vs. Roma Predictions & Betting Tips

Two teams with unbeaten starts to 2023 face off on Sunday for these Spezia vs. Roma predictions. Despite being 16 points behind in the table, the hosts have identical form over the past five games and will be looking to keep their strong run going.  

Spezia vs. Roma odds

1 – Roma to win – 13/16

2 – Paolo Dybala to score first – 5/1

3 – Over 2.5 goals scored – 12/11

4 – Both teams to score – 11/8

5 – Mbala Nzola to score anytime- 11/4

Roma travel to face Spezia on Sunday afternoon looking to continue their assault on the Serie A top four. The Aquilotti will not make it easy for Jose Mourinho’s side, however, as the hosts look to make it six games undefeated.

Roma will be delighted with their form since Serie A restarted in 2023, with two wins and a draw against top four rivals Milan. Even more positive for the Giallorossi is the explosion of form of attacking duo Paolo Dybala and Tammy Abraham.

Before the World Cup break, the Argentinian had shown just glimpses of his brilliance since joining over the summer, while Abraham looked a shadow of last season’s striker. But three games on from the restart, Roma’s number nine has a goal and two assists, while Dybala has scored three. With a partnership developing, we back the former Juventus man as our tip to score first on Sunday.

With such strong attacking form, it would not be a surprise to see a high scoring match at the Stadio Alberto Picco. Roma have scored twice in two of their last three games and have averaged 2.5 goals per game against Spezia since their promotion to Serie A. A bet therefore on over 2.5 goals on Sunday may well be worth a look.

That having been said, it might not be just the visitors contributing to the goal tally, as the Aquilotti have posed a credible threat in front of goal in recent weeks. Luca Gotti’s side have only failed to score once in their last seven games and boast one of Serie A’s most in-form strikers in Mbala Nzola.

The Angolan forward is fourth in the capocannoniere race, with nine goals to his name this season, and offers good odds to prevent the Giallorossi from securing a third consecutive clean sheet.

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Spezia vs. Roma last five matches

Spezia last five matches

17-03-2023 17:30
10-03-2023 19:45
05-03-2023 11:30
26-02-2023 17:00
19-02-2023 17:00

Roma last five matches

19-03-2023 17:00
12-03-2023 17:00
05-03-2023 19:45
28-02-2023 17:30
19-02-2023 19:45

Spezia top goalscorers

Roma top goalscorers

Spezia vs. Roma line-ups

Spezia (3-5-2): Dragowski; Adou, Caldara, Nikolaou; Holm, Bourabia, Ampadu, Agudelo, Reca; Nzola, Gyasi

Roma (3-4-1-2): Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Kumbulla; Celik, Bova, Cristante, Zalewski; Pellegrini; Abraham, Dybala

Spezia team news

Luca Gotti is expected to stick with his winning line up despite Daniele Verde’s return from injury last weekend. Jakub Kiwior and Daniel Maldini also failed to make it off the bench in the win over Torino and both will be hoping to play a role against Roma.

Roma team news

Jose Mourinho may opt for a more offensive line up on Sunday, with Lorenzo Pellegrini potentially playing a more withdrawn role to allow for one of Andrea Belotti or Nicolo Zaniolo to feature. Ibanez returns from suspension this week, although Marash Kumbulla may retain his place in the back three following a solid performance.

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