Roma will be hoping for a better result following a 4-0 Serie A defeat last time out to SSC Napoli.
In that match, Roma had 46% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, SSC Napoli had 14 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Lorenzo Insigne (31'), Fabián Ruiz (64'), Dries Mertens (81') and Matteo Politano (86') scored for SSC Napoli.
An interesting theme in more recent Roma games is the number of nil scores.
From their previous six clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would’ve been a losing one.
BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys come into this match following a 0-3 Super League win to beat FC Lausanne-Sport in their last outing.
For BSC Young Boys, goals were scored by Jordan Lefort (30'), Felix Mambimbi (53') and Jean-Pierre Nsamé (87').
A run of resolute performances from the BSC Young Boys defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their last 6 outings in total. During the same period, their forwards have scored 10. Previous results aside, time will tell whether such a trend might continue on here in this match.
Head to head
The last league meeting between these clubs was Europa League match day 1 on 22/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of BSC Young Boys 1-2 Roma.
That day, BSC Young Boys managed 44% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jean-Pierre Nsamé (14′).
On the other side, Roma had 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Bruno Peres (69′) and Marash Kumbulla (73′) scored.
The referee was Carlos Del Cerro Grande.
Team News: Roma
Chris Smalling (Knee Problems) and Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for Roma manager Paulo Fonseca.
Team News: BSC Young Boys
Young Boys boss Gerardo Seoane has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Marvin Spielmann (Unknown Injury), Esteban Petignat (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Christopher Martins Pereira (Adductor problems), Fabian Lustenberger (Lumbar vertebrae problems) and Sandro Lauper (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our thinking is that Roma should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the other end, BSC Young Boys might well find it a difficult task to get shooting opportunities – but, we do see them pulling one back during this clash.
Our tip is for a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Roma when the full-time whistle blows.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game in the 90 minute result market, a victory for Roma can be had for 1.95, going for the game finishing all-square is 3.86 & selecting the win for BSC Young Boys gets you 4.2. These are the top bets that can be secured at present.
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