Roma Trailing Just Napoli in Particular Serie A Stat

Roma will have a golden opportunity to fuel their bid to qualify for the Champions League in the next few Serie A matches. Lecce, Verona, and Cremonese are next on their schedule. The Giallorossi have been particularly effective against the minnows this season.

According to Sky, they have a 2,5 point average in easier matches. Only Napoli, with a 2,7 one, have been more consistent. They have kept a better pace than Inter (2,4), Atalanta and Juventus (2,2), Milan (2,1), and Lazio (1,8). They are in direct competition with most of those sides to snare a top-four finish.

Roma have had just three stumbles against opponents of lower caliber. They lost four-nil to Udinese back in late August and tied 1-1 with Sassuolo and Torino in November when Paulo Dybala wasn’t 100 percent due to a thigh injury. He missed the Neroverdi clash and subbed in late versus the Granata.

On the other hand, the Giallorossi need to improve their track record against elite clubs. They have been narrowly defeated by Napoli twice and were also upended by Atalanta and Lazio. Instead, they shared their spoils with Juventus and Milan. Their only win in such regard came against Inter on October 1st.

According to the publication, Georginio Wijnaldum, who was on the bench for a recent Coppa Italia fixture but unavailable in the Empoli game, could log some minutes against Lecce Saturday. He played with the Primavera squad last week. Per Tuttomercatoweb, after failing to leave Roma in January, Rick Karsdorp might make the squad list for the first time since José Mourinho cast him aside after a fiery rant.

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