Ranieri new trainer of Roma, but also considering new trainer effect and the poor away performances of Empoli ( last with 0-4-8 11/28) i want try this surprise.
Empoli onli one point over relegation line, in last eight rounds loose four matches, but two of them with minimal difference and hosts are forced to play with a much changed team.
Ranieri called five youngsters on bench and only five players, excluding the keeper, that were usual strong starters in the whole season, two of them played the whole 120 minutes in CL match against Porto lost in extra times.
In defense cosecond scorer Kolarov ( 23+1 7g), Fazio ( 20+3 4g), Manolas ( 21 1g) are all out, midfield is depleted by absences with Under ( 15+3 2g), Pellegrini ( midf.15+2 1g), De Rossi ( midf. 11+3 2g), Pastore ( midf.5+6 2g) all unavailable and the other second scorer Dzeko ( 7g) will miss in attack. Finally, Schik ( att.10+7 2g) is called but was not in the best conditions.
In last five rounds in league Roma won three times, but all against teams at the bottom of table and only one time with more then one goal of difference.
But today the team has many important losses and could be not sufficient a new trainer to assure a win against a team equally motivated.
Empoli only without Antonelli ( def.9+1) and Michelidze ( att.8sub) all old missings
Roma vs Empoli betting tips
Empoli AH +1 (Stake: 6)Odds: 2.00 at Bet365
Result: 2-1 PUSH (Stake return)