Roma vs. Hellas Verona: Serie A Matchday 26 Betting Preview

Roma’s Ghanian forward Felix Afena shoots to score a goal. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Roma aims to break a three-game winless streak on home soil, where they possess one of the most impressive home records. Read on for our free Serie A match preview, predictions, analysis, and betting picks.

AS Roma vs. Hellas Verona FC

Saturday, February 19, 2022 – 12:00 PM EST at Stadio Olimpico

Trailing 6 points behind fourth-place Juventus and 13 points behind third-place Napoli, Roma welcomes Hellas Verona to the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday afternoon with hopes of keeping their European qualification dreams alive.

After consecutive drawn fixtures in the Serie A and an early exit from the Coppa Italia, Roma has dropped to 7th in the Serie A table. But their weekend visitors have successfully won 4 of their last 6 games and trail their capital counterparts by a mere 4 points.

Form, Mentality, Serie A Odds and Trends

  • ⦁ Roma is undefeated in 27 of their last 32 Serie A home meetings.
  • ⦁ Hellas Verona has allowed 1 or more goals in their last 16 away games this term.
  • ⦁ From their last 6 games, Juventus is the only team to defeat Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • ⦁ AC Milan, Lazio, Inter, and Napoli are the only teams to collect more home points than Roma.
  • ⦁ Both teams to score has landed in 8 of Verona’s previous 11 matches.
  • ⦁ Both teams to score has landed in 7 of Roma’s previous 10 matches.

Top Four Falling Out of Reach

Despite guiding his squad through a 4-game undefeated streak for the first time this term, José Mourinho isn’t impressing the Roma faithful with the lack of points being put on the board.

In Roma’s previous outing, a final score of 2-2 was surprisingly held by a ten-man Sassuolo squad. Before that, Inter Milan eliminated the Giallorossi from the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia – a game that followed a goalless draw versus Genoa – one of the Serie A’s worst-performing teams.

To say Roma’s recent form has lacked decisiveness would be an understatement, but as they’re still positioned in the mix for European qualification next term, all is not lost yet.

Meanwhile, Verona has remained poised of late with an impressive 4 wins from their last 6. Igor Tudor and company are creeping up on Roma in the Serie A standings, but a lackluster track record when playing away from home is undoubtedly a cause for concern.

Home Form Cannot Be Ignored

The Eternal City club remains within reach of Juventus’ fourth-placed position, and we enter a stage of the season where every point matters. With any alternative European or cup responsibilities to ponder on, Mourinho will do his very best to avoid further embarrassment.

Verona has been a free-scoring team under the tutelage of Tudor, currently owning the bragging rights of being the 4th-best attacking team in the division. I expect Giovanni Simeone or Gianluca Caprari to extend their goal-scoring records, but not without returning fire.

Final Thoughts | Serie A Betting Picks and Odds

Due to their recent results, the Serie A betting odds between Roma and Verona aren’t too far apart. Near plus-money can be found on a Roma home victory, which I believe is excellent betting value for a team owning such a strong record on home turf.

Soccer Pick: Roma to Win (-110) at Bet365

Soccer Pick: Roma to Win and BTTS (+260) at Bet365

Correct Score Pick: 3-1 (+1400) at Bet365