The pressure will be on Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma this weekend, as they continue their search for a first league win of the season. This will be seen as an ideal chance to get off the mark, as they come up against Empoli, who are also without a win this term.
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Questions are beginning to be asked of Jose Mourinho at Roma, as the Italian giants are struggling at the wrong end of the standings after the opening month of action in Serie A. Roma have picked up just a single point from their opening three matches, and they come into the fixture this weekend after suffering defeats in each of their previous two.
Their most recent defeat was suffered in Rome before the international break, as they fell to a 2-1 loss against AC Milan. Roma didn’t manage to find a way through until the 92nd minute, but by that point, the game had already got away from them. A huge improvement will be required this weekend, but their chances could be increased, as Romelu Lukaku is in line for his first start.
Empoli will be the visitors this weekend, as they look to end their losing run at the start of the new season. The Italian side currently sits bottom of the standings after three matches this term, and they are yet to find the back of the net across their fixtures in Serie A.
Their misery was compounded in their most recent fixture in Italy before the international break, as they fell to a home 2-0 defeat against Juventus. While it was a match that many expected them to lose, it was extremely concerning how light they appeared in the final third of the field, as they failed to manage a single shot on target.
Roma vs Empoli Head to Head
Roma boasts a dominant record in this fixture, as they have avoided defeat in their last 13 matches against Empoli. Over that period, they have recorded eleven victories and have been held to just two draws. This exact fixture last season was won 2-0 by Roma.
Roma vs Empoli Prediction
This should be the perfect opportunity for the hosts to get off the mark for the season. We expect the Italian giants to land maximum points in front of their home fans, and we could see that being achieve by a 2-0 scoreline.
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