Betting tip Serie A: AS Roma - Udinese Calcio
Saturday, 20.08.2016 at 18:00 hour
Top club opens season
The Italian Serie A is starting this weekend and there is an interesting duel right at the beginning of league play. In Rome AS Roma is facing Udinese Calcio. The hosts are the clear favorite in this match. Kick-off is Saturday at 6 PM.
Current form AS Roma
Will the club from the capital fully succeed this season? Last season they were one of the biggest challengers of champion Juventus Turin. Now Luciano Spalletti’s team wants to end up on top. That’s a difficult task, but in order to succeed Rome has added power to their roster. Players that were loaned, were now signed. Examples are defender Antonio Rüdiger and striker Edin Dzeko. Rüdiger won’t be able to play on Saturday though because of a torn ACL. In total AS Roma welcomed 22 (!) new players, some have been loans last season as mentioned, others were brought back from loans and the rest was newly signed. All in all the Spalletti-Eleven is a powerful team. Even though they brought in so many new players, the core is still the same as last year. Unlike Udinese AS Roma has already played a competitive game. In Champions League Playoff they had to play against FC Porto. With a 1:1 away they now have a good starting position for the return match at home. The 1:1 counts a lot considering the fact that new signee Vermaelen had to leave the field after seeing yellow-red after only 41 minutes. Additionally Totti and Co. were able to beat Liverpool in a test match 2:1.
Current form Udinese Calcio
There are easier tasks than having to play AS Roma at their place in the season opener. Udinese Calcio is the clear underdog in this game, not only because they cannot count on home court advantage, but also because they have a lot of new players as well as a new coach. Giuseppe Iachini took over in July, which was in the middle of preparation. Therefore it cannot be expected that the team plays well together yet. Additionally the new players will have to prove their quality. Quite possible that some of them are a full success, while others may disappoint. One advantage for Udinese could be, that Rome might rest a couple of their key players with regard to the duel with Porto in the Champions League Playoff. Last weekend Udinese played their first competitive game and they weren’t persuasive at all. They lost in the first round of Copa Italia against the second league team from Spezia 2:3. Consequently the team won’t be very self-confident.
A lot depends on which players Spelletti will put on the field. Roma’s Roster allows some experiments though without much loss of quality. We believe that Dzeko and Co. will be able to celebrate a good start into the season. Our recommendation: Tipp 1.
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