Soccer betting. Picks and bets on Roma – Astra Giurgiu match. 2016.09.29
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Match 2 round group stage of the Europa League Roma – Astra will be held on Thursday September 29 at 22:50 (GMT) at the Olimpico stadium. Roma clear favorite in this meeting and in general this season, the Europa League is among the leading candidates to win. The season began for Roma in the Champions League, but in one of the qualifying rounds of the wards Luciano Spalletti lost to Porto and now content with the performances in the second Eurocup significance. In the first round Roma played away draw with Viktoria Plzen of 1:1, although it was in the fourth minute of Diego Perotti brought it forward. And after that, she spent a few matches on the domestic scene: first the Romans lost 0:1 Fiorentina, then defeated Crotone 4:0, and at the weekend again defeated – from Torino on the road 1:3. Over the last three match AS Roma suffered defeats as much as 20 official matches before this. Moreover, during the first 27 matches under the guidance Spalletti she lost only four times, and the interval in 30 games with the expert she had six losses. However, this is unlikely to help Astra. In addition, Roma are very strong in native walls, and won 8 of 11 previous matches at home, losing only to Porto.
In the Europa League before this season AS Roma has played three times, and only in the 2009/10 season, she performed in the group stage of the tournament, when finally reached the 1/16 final, losing to Panathinaikos – with the same score 2:3 at home and away. And for the last time in the Eurocup, she played in the 2014/15 season. Then the Romans were once in the playoffs with the third place in the group in the Champions League and stopped in 1/8 final at Fiorentina. Of the last nine matches in the Europa League Roma won only one, having suffered four defeats and many times played a draw. In addition, she did not win any of the previous four matches, conceding on this segment eight goals or an average of two goals per game.
Astra, as well as Roma, started the season in the Champions League, but lost in one of the qualifying rounds of Copenhagen. In the Europa League, it plays for the fourth time in a row, but only the second time in the group stage. In 2014, the Romanian club have played at this stage and then scored only four points in the company with Dinamo Zagreb, Celtic and Salzburg. Astra has won five of the first six away games in the Europa League, but then won only two victories in seven subsequent matches of the tournament in a foreign field. Hardly it will be able to improve the statistics on the Stadio Olimpico next Thursday, so, most likely, after the second round of the Europa League group stage points she will not increase.
Predictions for the match Roma – Astra (Europa League, group stage, 2nd round, 29 September): Roma will win 3:0; Roma will win with -2 handicap.