AS Roma came straight to the 1/8 final in the Coppa Italia this season.Just days after humbling derby defeat, Roma return to action with a last-16 Coppa Italia tie against Serie A surprise package Spezia on Tuesday.
The host has been winless in their recent two fixtures in Serie A. Their previous clash was a 3-0 loss on the road against Lazio last time out.
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Spezia has been unbeaten in their recent three fixtures in Serie A. This came after an eight-game winless run in the league, which gives more hope for the away team.
Roma: Lopez; Mancini, Fazio, Kumbulla; Peres, Diawara, Cristante, Spinazzola; Pedro, Perez; Mayoral
Spezia: Rafael; Vignali, Chabot, Dell’Orco, Marchizza; Deiola, Pobega, Saponara; Agudelo, Galabinov, Farias
Roma vs Spezia
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Tuesday, 19 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
Roma vs Spezia Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these sides met was in a 2015 Coppa Italia fixture.
- The match resulted in a goalless draw in ninety minutes.
- But the away team later won the 1/8 final in penalties (0-1).
Roma vs Spezia Prediction
Two successive Serie A wins – against Napoli and Sampdoria – looked like they would be followed by defeat in Turin, when Italiano’s side went down to 10 men in the eighth minute.
However, they even managed to forge the best chances for the remainder of the match – with talented Azzurini midfielder Tommaso Pobega, on loan from Milan, impressing throughout.