Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Prediction & Betting Tips

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa tips
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Monday, 14th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).

The She-Wolf has got one of the easiest fixtures in the Round of 16 of Coppa Italia. Along with the home advantage, Roma is paired with a team from Serie C, the third tier of football competition in Italy.

Gaffer Eusebio Di Francesco will probably opt to rest some of his key players for this tie. Entella is really punching above their weight in this fixture. The team had gone bankrupt in 2001 after spending almost nine decades in Italian football.

Roma just recorded an away win over Parma on the road, and is really high in confidence for this domestic fixture. The Diavoli neri too registered an away win, but there’s an asterisk present here, that the match was conducted as part of Serie C.

The difference in stature between the two teams is to such an extent that this is the first match between these two sides.

Roma vs Virtus Entella sportpesa game analysis: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The sides have never played against each other.

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sporpesa Prediction

If nothing out of the blue happens, La Magica would win this match comprehensively and with comfortable ease. On top of the home advantage, the team has years of experience in the top-most tier of Italian football, as well as world football.

To exhibit the difference in quality, consider that the Giallorossi played in the semifinal of the most prestigious club tournament in Europe, while the Black Devils could not shake off the shackles of the third tier from their feet.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s men have scored two or more goals in ten of their last 12 home-ties. These stretch of matches included Champions League games as well as Serie A fixtures.

The last time Roberto Boscaglia’s men faced a top division team, they conceded three goals. Consider that the team was Genoa, a relegation-battler in the Serie A. We can only imagine how this fixture would turn out, against a side that battles for European spots in the league table.

Against such a comparatively weaker time like that of Virtus, the Magic One will easily score in as well as win, both halves.

Roma vs Virtus Entella Sportpesa Betting Tips

  • To Score in Both Halves: Roma – YES
  • To Win Both Halves: Roma – YES

Leicester vs Cardiff Prediction

Leicester vs Cardiff Prediction

Following a 1-0 win at Chelsea, Leicester City claimed yet another major scalp in the 2018/2019 Premier League season, with the team beating star-studded Manchester City at their King Power Stadium. The Foxes are brimming with confidence ahead of their last game of the year and we predict that they are going to go all guns blazing at Cardiff City this weekend.

A man to watch in the home team will be, as always, Jamie Vardy, who provided an assist for Mark Albrighton in the 2-1 win over Pep Guardiola’s troops. The Bluebirds, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a heavy 5-1 loss to Manchester United, with the team sharing the spoils with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The Welsh outfit aim to move away from the danger zone, but seeing that Leicester City have found their best form of late, we believe that the newcomers are going to return home empty-handed.

HANNOVER vs VFL WOLFSBURG Predictions

HANNOVER vs VFL WOLFSBURG Predictions

Head to Head (H2H)

Head-to-head matches: HANNOVER – WOLFSBURG
25.10.17 POK Wolfsburg Hannover 1 : 0
09.09.17 BUN Wolfsburg Hannover 1 : 1
01.03.16 BUN Hannover Wolfsburg 0 : 4
26.09.15 BUN Wolfsburg Hannover 1 : 1
02.05.15 BUN Wolfsburg Hannover 2 : 2

HANNOVER FORM

Last matches: HANNOVER
21.01.18 BUN Schalke Hannover 1 : 1
13.01.18 BUN Hannover Mainz 3 : 2
09.01.18 CF Hannover Paderborn 4 : 1
06.01.18 CF Arminia Bielefeld Hannover 2 : 1
17.12.17 BUN Hannover Bayer Leverkusen 4 : 4

WOLFSBURG FORM

Last matches: WOLFSBURG
20.01.18 BUN Wolfsburg Eintracht Frankfurt 1 : 3
14.01.18 BUN Dortmund Wolfsburg 0 : 0
06.01.18 CF Wolfsburg SG Dynamo Dresden 2 : 1
05.01.18 CF Wolfsburg St. Pauli 3 : 1
19.12.17 POK Nurnberg Wolfsburg 0 : 2
(0 : 0)

SUNDERLAND vs HULL CITY Prediction

SUNDERLAND vs HULL CITY Prediction

Both sides got 2-1 wins last time out and would easily take another 2-1 win on Saturday. The two teams with the worst goal difference in the league will meet in and a win for either side will boost their confidence massively.

Head to head

Date                                                                                       Match                                                                          HT
16.09.17 Hull City 1 – 1 Sunderland (0 – 1)
06.05.17 Hull City 0 – 2 Sunderland (0 – 0)
19.11.16 Sunderland 3 – 0 Hull City (1 – 0)
03.03.15 Hull City 1 – 1 Sunderland (1 – 0)
26.12.14 Sunderland 1 – 3 Hull City (1 – 1)
09.03.14 Hull City 3 – 0 Sunderland ( – )
08.02.14 Sunderland 0 – 2 Hull City (0 – 1)
02.11.13 Hull City 1 – 0 Sunderland (1 – 0)
24.04.10 Hull City 0 – 1 Sunderland (0 – 1)
12.09.09 Sunderland 4 – 1 Hull City (1 – 1)
18.04.09 Sunderland 1 – 0 Hull City (1 – 0)
20.12.08 Hull City 1 – 4 Sunderland (1 – 1)

Hull only have one recognized striker available with that being Dieumerci Mbokani, meanwhile, Sunderland have two inform striker in Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe who will look to get at the defense all game, the two could be crucial in Sunderland picking up points against the Tigers.

The last meeting between these sides saw them entertain a 1-1 draw two seasons ago, an early Dame N’Doye goal near gave the Tigers the victory, but Jack Rodwell equalized with 13 minutes to go to snatch a draw for the Black Cats.

The fixture between the two sides is usually a fiery one, eight yellow cards in this game with six of them coming from Sunderland players. Black Cats manager at the time Gus Poyet was sent to the stands after Rodwell was given a booking, but don’t either manager to lose their head like Poyet did this coming Saturday.


Key Battles

Victor Anichebe vs Michael Dawson

After being named man-of-the-match against Bournemouth, Anichebe will be looking forward to the physical battle against ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson, the Hull captain will relish a battle with Anichebe and it will be a very intriguing clash between the pair.

Both players scored last time out when they both won 2-1, but it will be much tougher for Anichebe, an old-school defender like Dawson could prove too much for the big Nigerian, so he will have to bring his A-game if Sunderland is to beat the Tigers.

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Robert Snodgrass vs Patrick van Aanholt 

Without Robert Snodgrass it’s fair to say Hull wouldn’t have won last time out, the creative winger came on in the first-half and scored a goal and got the assist for Dawson to help beat Southampton 2-1.

With Patrick van Aanholt an attacking football it will leave plenty of space for the Scot to exploit and if the plays his cards right, he will be able to create at least one goal scoring opportunity.

Van Aanholt is capable of defending, but if he doesn’t play a disciplined game, it could be game over for Sunderland as Snodgrass will easily exploit defensive mistakes.

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Team News 

David Moyes will be without former Everton winger Steven Pienaar due to suspension. Jack Rodwell, Fabio Borini, Lee Cattermole are all ruled out and despite Jan Kirchoff returning to training, he won’t feature on Saturday what so ever.

Mike Phelan will be without Shaun Maloney, the Hull manager confirmed he will miss the trip to the Stadium of Light with a back injury. Abel Hernandez and Will Keane have joined Moses Odubajo, Alex Bruce and Andrew Robertson on the injury list, Adama Diomande is suspended so the selection is thinner than ice for manager Phelan at the moment.

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Prediction

Both sides are coming into the game with a win under their belt and would love another win to gain some confidence heading into the big winter period. Hull will only have one recognised striker available and that could be the difference. Defoe and Anichebe will be the key men for the Black Cats, if they are on top form they will cause the back three of Hull some problems.

The Premier League experience in the Hull ranks may take them through this game, the midfield will be key and Ryan Mason, Sam Clucas and Jake Livermore will prove vital and if Hull take their chances they are certain winners. If they don’t Defoe will be ready to pounce and with a force like Anichebe alongside him, it really could go any way.

Predicted Sunderland XI: Pickford, Jones, Djilibodji, Kone, Van Arnholt, Watmore, McNair, N’Dong, Khazri, Defoe, Anichebe.

Predicted Hull City XI: Marshall, Maguire, Dawson, Davies; Snodgrass, Livermore, Clucas, Mason, Henriksen, Maloney, Mbokani.

Prediction: DRAW