Roma v Palermo – Stadio Olimpico at 19:45 live on BT Sport 3
I’m turning my attention to Serie A on Sunday and my next Asian Handicap betting preview finds some value in the game between Roma and Palermo.
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Roma have won back to back Serie A games against Inter Milan (2-1) and most recently Napoli (3-1).
Last weekend against Napoli, 2 goals by Edin Džeko and 1 from Mohamed Salah sealed the victory.
Midweek Roma took on Austria Wien in the Europa League and drew 3-3 in an entertaining game at the Stadio Olimpico. 2 goals were scored by El Shaarawy and 1 from Florenzi, but this wasn’t enough to take away all 3 points as Austria equalised in the 84th minute.
Džeko is currently Roma’s top-scorer with 7 Serie A goals to his name and should provide the biggest threat against Palermo on Sunday.
Roma are currently 2nd in Serie A on 16 points, behind league leaders Juventus, although a 5 point gap has already opened up between the 2 sides. If Roma want a shot at winning the Serie A title this year, closing the gap early is of utmost importance and getting 3 points against a poor Palermo side becomes even more crucial.
Palermo are struggling in Serie A this season and have only won 1 match to date. Their sole victory came against Atalanta (1-0) back on 21st September and they haven’t won a game since, most recently losing 4-1 to Torino.
As a result of their poor start to the new campaign, Palmero find themselves in the relegation zone on 6 points after 1 win, 3 draws and 4 defeats for the season.
Ilija Nestorovski is Palermo’s top scorer with 3 Serie A goals to his name and on the off chance Palermo are going to cause Roma any trouble, he’ll be the man to do so.
Roma are far too strong for Palermo and as I am expecting the home side to put several goals past the visitors, I recommend backing Roma -2 on the Asian Handicap market. Roma look impressive at home this season and they are undefeated in their last 6 matches across all competitions, which includes a run of 5 straight wins.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: AS Roma -2 @ 1.94 with 188BET
Prices correct at time of writing.