15 December 2019 live
Strong starts have been Roma’s constant companion so far this Serie A (SA) campaign, with the ‘Giallorossi’ scoring first in two-thirds of their matches (ten of 15). Furthermore, 11 of their 15 SA goals against were conceded during the second half, giving credence to their record of not trailing at half-time this campaign.
Regardless, Roma have gone into the break at level pegging in nine SA matches, with seven of those remaining goalless. However, Roma have kept just five SA clean sheets this campaign, with only one coming at this venue. Furthermore, two-thirds of Roma’s SA goals against (ten of 15) have come in home fixtures.
Spal could do with some unlikely generosity from Roma, given that they have scored just a solitary goal (and picked up just one point) in seven SA road trips. Nine of Spal’s last ten SA matches have produced under 2.5 total match goals, with both teams scoring in just three matches during this sequence.
Consequently, Spal are joint-bottom in the average total goals count (2.07 per game) and have failed to score before the break in 11 of their 15 SA matches, including the last six. However, five of those aforementioned six remained goalless at the break.
Players to watch: Roma’s Nicolò Zaniolo has been the first match scorer with his last two SA strikes. Meanwhile, Andrea Petagna has been Spal’s first scorer with his last three SA goals.
Stat attack: Nine of Roma’s 15 SA matches to date have had the same result at both half-time and full-time.
Spal have lost nine of the 11 SA matches to see them concede first.
Seven of the last ten SA H2Hs have seen the winner lead ‘to nil’ at the break.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:00.