The last 27th tour of the Italian Series A has turned out to be rather short. Because of the sudden death of the captain of Fiorentina Davide Astoria all seven Sunday matches have been cancelled. These matches will be held in April.
But on Saturday, on the 3th of March 3 we have got two super battles in Rome and Naples with two guest victories over Juventus and Roma. And here, with all respect for the Calcio defending champion the main hero of the matchday became Roma.
In one of the last announcements of our news blog we have told readers about fantastic guest victory of Romans in Naples over the main challenger at that time for the new Scudetto (2:4).
Undoubtedly, the Spanish goalkeeper of Napoli José Manuel Reina became the main anti-hero of such humiliating fiasco. On the match course all the time an impression was made that the gates of the hosts are absolutely empty and therefore Roma has been increasing score advantage practically every time without any struggle - 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4....
After this defeat Napoli became only the shadow challenger for new Scudetto, so now chances to Juventus are much more significant. And Roma, because of defeat of Lazio in home match to Bianconeri (0:1) and also the Milan derby that was cancelled next day, is ahead of two main challengers and now takes the third position:
Napoli – 69 (27), Juventus – 68 (26), Roma – 53 (27), Lazio – 52 (27), Inter – 51 (26)...
Now the 28th matchday of the Italian season in which the Roman team at Stadio Olimpico will host new team of Walter Mazzarri.
After very successful seven-match winning streak, the Maroons have frankly disappointed the fans in two last rounds. But, nevertheless, if defeat during the Turin derby to stronger rival was rather expected (0:1), then the real present of three points in away match against Verona (2:1) was very similar to a fixed match in order to help the underdog.
By this defeat Walter Mazzarri's team has demonstrated that the fight for the berth into the Europa League doesn't interest it now. So, because of the lack of tournament motivation of the rival, the Roman team becomes an obvious favorite of the forthcoming match.
– 1.75, draw – 4.00, Torino
Our tip: Roma to win - odds 1.73 William Hill