Our football match prediction:
Roma will be looking to build on the Europa League win over Viktoria Plzen (4-1) when they square off against Pescara on day 14 of the new Serie A campaign. The Romans have been scoring goals for fun at Stadio Olimpico this season and you should bear in mind that they netted 2+ goals in each of their previous eight home matches in all competitions. The Giallorossi face an easy task in Sunday’s football match and considering that they are seven points behind league leaders Juventus in the Serie A standings, we predict that the hosts are going to leave their hearts on the field in this one. Pescara have been totally out of form of late and it has to be noted that the newcomers are on a five-game losing run in the Italian top flight. Massimo Oddo’s men failed to score in previous four league fixtures and they are unlikely to spoil Roma’s party at Stadio Olimpico.
Highlighted Player (Nainggolan):
Born on 4 May 1988, Radja Nainggolan is a Belgian footballer who plays for AS Roma as a central midfielder. The combative midfielder failed to leave a mark on domestic stage, having left his first club Germinal Beerschot for Piacenza as a 17-year-old. Nainggolan soon started to prove his worth at senior level, earning a move to Cagliari in 2010. He continued with impressive performances in Italian Serie A and eventually snubbed a number of top European sides to join AS Roma in 2014. The central midfielder enjoyed a very good start to his career at Stadio Olimpico, while also establishing himself as a first team regular in the Belgian national team, helping the Red Devils climb to first place in FIFA Rankings and also qualify for the Euro 2016 finals. A highly skilled midfielder who does not shirk from defensive duties, Nainggolan is also famous for his fiery temperament that has seen him earn 2 red cards and over 70 yellow cards during the course of his career.
Highlighted Team (Pescara):
Pescara are an Italian football club that play in the Serie A. The Delfini (The Dolphins) returned to the Italian top flight at the end of the 2015/2016 season and it has to be noted that they competed in six seasons in the elite division (1977–78, 1979–80, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1992–93, 2012–13). Pescara play their home matches at Stadio Adriatico, the stadium that was opened in 1955 and renovated in 2009. The club’s main rivals are Lazio and Verona, but the likes of Chieti, Virtus and L’Aquila are considered Pescara’s bitter rivals as well. Vicenza and Messina are regarded as Gemellaggi (Twinning) with Pescara. Delfini have yet to win the Serie A trophy, but it has to be noted that they won the Serie B twice (1986/1987, 2011/2012). The colour of Pescara’s home kit is white and blue, while the team’s away kit is dark blue.