AS Roma vs. Benevento Betting Preview – Serie A, October 18, 2020
AS Roma and Benevento will face off against each other Sunday, October 18, at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, as the Italian Serie A season goes on with Matchday 4.
The hosts are clear favorites to grab a win, but Benevento is one of the most pleasant surprises early in the season, so AS Roma could have a difficult job to win three points despite the odds.
I bring you the best AS Roma vs. Benevento betting pick along with the latest team news and all the betting trends you need to know. Let’s take a closer look.
AS Roma vs. Benevento Odds
Benevento enters this clash as the seventh-placed team in the Serie A, while AS Roma sits at the 10th spot. Still, the bookies are pretty sure the hosts will grab a victory and climb over the visitors in the Serie A standings.
Also, the bookies expect to see a few goals, setting -190 odds on the over 2.5 goals. Three seasons ago, these two foes played a couple of games in the Serie A, and both duels produced a bunch of goals. AS Roma beat Benevento 5-2 at home and 4-0 on the road.
AS Roma started the 2020-21 Serie A season with a tough 3-0 defeat at Verona. The Yellow and Reds actually earned a goalless draw, but they committed an administration error that awarded the victory to Verona.
The second round brought a huge derby and a 2-2 home draw against the reigning champions Juventus, while AS Roma recorded its first victory of the season in the previous round, outlasting Udinese 1-0 on the road.
The Yellow and Reds have some injury problems and will miss the 21-year-old super talented midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo due to a knee injury. On the other side, Benevento is without midfielders Andres Tello (muscle) and Nicolas Viola (knee).
The Sorcerers opened with a surprising 3-2 victory at Sampdoria. They suffered a heavy 5-2 defeat to Inter in the second round, but that was pretty much expected.
Benevento is coming off a 1-0 home victory over Bologna in Matchday 3. The Sorcerers had the ball in possession for only 39 percent of the time and took just six shots while surrendering 13 in a return, but they still found a way to keep their net intact and score once thanks to the 30-year-old striker Gianluca Lapadula.
AS Roma vs. Benevento Pick
Benevento was pretty lucky to beat Bologna in the previous round. The Sorcerers will now meet a much better team, and after what I saw in the clash against Inter, they will have a mountain to climb at Stadio Olimpico this Sunday.
I expect the hosts to control the ball in the middle of the park and create scoring chances in sequences. Also, I like AS Roma’s defense, as the Yellow and Reds conceded only against mighty Juventus. They shut down Verona and Udinese, so I expect to see more of the same when they take on Benevento.
Therefore, my best bet is on the hosts to cover a 1.5-goal spread. AS Roma has won five of its last eight home contests along with one loss and a couple of draws. They covered a 1.5-goal spread only once in that span, and the clash against Benevento is a nice opportunity for the Yellow and Reds to improve their ATS record.
AS Roma -1.5+100