Benevento vs. Roma in Serie A: Head to Head Statistics, LIVE Streaming Link, teams stats up, results, Date, Time, Watch Live, Points Table
Seeking a third victory in just over a week, Roma travels to out-of-form Benevento on Sunday, as two very different clubs meet at Stadio Ciro Vigorito.
Domestic and continental successes, over Udinese and Braga, have boosted the Giallorossi’s morale after another high-profile defeat against a title rival, so they will be firm favorites ahead of kickoff in Campania.
Effectively completing his reintegration into the fold, former Roma captain Edin Dzeko netted the opening goal on Thursday evening, as his side took a commanding two-goal advantage away from their Europa League last-32 first-leg tie with Liga Nos high-flyers Braga.
Having fallen foul of coach Paulo Fonseca last month, the Bosnian marksman appeared set to be heading out of the club he has served so well during the transfer window, but a potential switch to Inter fell through and Dzeko got back on track by slotting in Leonardo Spinazzola‘s pinpoint cross to help Roma set one foot in the last 16.
In the face of such stark statistics, and though their points total still exceed expectations at this stage of the campaign, Serie B champions Benevento have struggled since the turn of the year and are now winless in six straight games.
Bidding to snap out of their downward spiral this weekend, the Streghe drew 1-1 with Bologna last time out – having recorded the same result against Sampdoria in their previous fixture – and have suffered as a result of conceding too many goals recently.
Benevento vs. Roma Head-to-Head
While their defensive frailties are nothing new, it is in a previously potent attack where the Campanian side is now lacking. Both Gianluca Lapadula and fellow forward Gianluca Caprari enjoyed a hot streak of form back in the autumn, but their goal supply has seriously dried up in recent weeks.
Top scorer Caprari, a former Roma player, has previously scored three goals against his old side in Serie A – including one in the reverse fixture, which ended in a thumping 5-2 win for Paulo Fonseca’s side last October.
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