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Roma v Catania
The Roma v Catania game is scheduled on Saturday, May 5. Kick off is at 19:45 at the Stadio Olimpico.
At 7th place and on the back of four win-less games, Roma’s top-four finish is now a becoming more of a dream than a reality. Mathematically, they can still claim the fourth spot in two fixtures, but with Lazio and Udinese getting results in their respective midweek ties, Roma may just find themselves in the same spot by the end of the season.
Luis Enrique’s concern at the moment must be the team’s current form. With only five points in six games, Roma is presently ranked 15th in the league in terms of form. Against Chievo last weekend, Roma shot poorly – only four on target, basically giving Chievo keeper Stefano Sorrentino a run for his money.
Catania can’t be any better than their host this weekend. The Rossazzurri, like Roma, is riding a poor form – four points in six outings. At 10th place, Vincenzo Montella’s hope for a European showing next season is now lost. This means that they will be visiting the capital city with nothing to lose and only table position to play for.
Quite remarkably, Catania is only one of the few teams whose top scorer is playing in the middle of the park. Francesco Lodi, leading his club’s charts with 8 goals and 6 assists, is the side’s best player of the season by far. Thing is, he has not scored since March 11, emphasizing the difficulty of consistently scoring from his position. The Italian midfielder nevertheless, is Catania’s most lethal weapon.
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Roma, when at home, is a team to reckon with – 10 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses say it all. Moreover, the Giallorossi has scored at least a goal in all of their home games. The only problem for the home team is their second-half defending at home: 70% of their goals conceded at home were scored after halftime. Add to this the fact that Catania tends to score the majority of its away goals after the break and we have a potential upset coming up.
Verdict: Roma and Catania with a draw, 2-2.
Tip: A 2-2 draw at 12/1 is quite a long shot but it’s rewarding nonetheless so think about it. The bookies are looking at this game with over 2.5 goals in mind so any scoreline below 2.5 goals is worth it, even if it means a Catania upset. Roma to win 1-0 or 2-0 at 15/2 respectively is a good enough deal. Catania at 16/1 and 2-0 at 28/1 are even better but, as mentioned, anything outside a Catania win is more likely to happen.
All odds are from Bet365.com (£200 FREE BET!).