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Roma vs Spezia Predictions & Tips - Roma to advance in the Coppa Italia

  • Roma vs Spezia predictions for Tuesday’s Coppa Italia match
  • Match is being played at 8.15pm GMT at the Stadio Olimpico
  • Roma have won 7 of their last 9 home matches
  • I am backing Roma to win with the match going over 2.5 goals
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Mat Marshall 18 Jan 2021
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Roma vs Spezia Predictions


Roma should be too good and advance to the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. Spezia top scorer M'Bala Nzola is a key player for the visitors and his potential absence will hurt their goalscoring ability.

  • Roma have won 7 of their last 9 home matches (all competitions).
  • Roma have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 home matches (Serie A).
  • Roma have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Roma have failed to keep a clean sheet in 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Roma have seen over 3.5 goals in their last X matches against Spezia (Coppa Italia).
  • Spezia have seen BTTS & over 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • Spezia’s M'Bala Nzola has scored 9 goals in his last 10 matches (Serie A).

Head to Head


Roma have played Spezia once, in the 2015/16 Coppa Italia Round of 16. The match ended 0-0 after extra time with Spezia prevailing in the penalty shootout.

Roma Form


Roma recently won three straight matches in Serie A. I Giallorossi won 3-2 against Cagliari, 1-0 against Sampdoria and 3-1 at Crotone.

Paulo Fonseca’s side then drew 2-2 at home against Inter Milan. Lorenzo Pellegrini opened the scoring and Gianluca Mancini equalised in the 86th minute.

Roma’s last match was a 3-0 defeat against Lazio in the Rome derby. It was a closer match than the score suggests with Roma unable to take the limited chances they created. 

Roma Injuries & Team News


Full backs Riccardo Calafiori and Davide Santon are injured alongside attacking midfielders Javier Pastore and Nicolo Zaniolo.

Expect Fonseca to make some changes here with Bruno Peres, Bryan Cristante and Pedro set to start.

Spezia Form


Spezia were in poor form in Serie A after losing five of six matches. They have bounced back with two wins and a draw in their last three.

Vincenzo Italiano’s side won 2-1 in Napoli. M'Bala Nzola equalised from the penalty spot before Ardian Ismajli was sent off, but Tommaso Pobega scored the winner after Nzola hit the post.

Spezia then won 2-1 at home against Sampdoria with Claudio Terzi and Nzola on target. 

Spezia’s last match was a 0-0 draw at Torino. Luca Vignali was sent off in the 8th minute but they held on to earn a point.

Spezia Injuries & Team News


Goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet is out with a groin injury. Centre back Elio Capradossi is out alongside full backs Simone Bastoni, Federico Mattiello and Salva Ferrer.

Central midfielders Matteo Ricci and Gennaro Acampora recently tested positive for COVID-19 and are doubtful.

Top scorer M'Bala Nzola missed the Torino match with an ankle problem and will be missed if he can’t shake it off. The Angolan striker has scored nine goals in Serie A, no other Spezia player scoring more than three.

Roma vs Spezia Tips FAQ

What is the Roma vs Spezia best bet?

Roma have won 7 of their last 9 home matches and seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches. Roma win & over 2.5 Goals the best bet.

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Verdict

Roma have a far stronger squad than Spezia and can make it count in the Coppa Italia. Spezia striker M'Bala Nzola is doubtful and his potential absence will hurt the away side.

Best Bet: Roma Win & Over 2.5 Win & Total Goals @-133.33 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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