Roma Vs Cremonese Betting Tip: Roma/Under 3.5 Goals – 22 August 2022

Modest win for Mourinho's men?

Roma / Olimpic Stadium ©IMAGO / Independent Photo Agency 07.08.2022

Italy AS Roma Vs Cremonese Italy

Monday, 22 August 2022 – 17:30 (BST)
Italian Serie A
Pick: Roma Win & Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 5/6
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 20 August 2022)

Preview: Monday’s action in Serie A begins in Rome and with a first visit to Stadio Olimpico in 22 years for Cremonese, whose baptism of fire upon returning to Italy’s top tier continues with an away encounter against Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

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Roma – Jose wants more goals?

As everyone else talks up the club’s chances of challenging at the top of end of the Serie A table this season, Jose Mourinho has instead set his team the rather more modest target of improving last season’s sixth place finish. That seems a straightforward enough assignment for a team now boasting considerable experience and quality in vital areas of the pitch. Bringing in several big names over the summer.

Just one started the first game of the season, though, a scruffy 1-0 win away to relegation candidates Salernitana. Paulo Dybala has switched Turin for Rome and was among those guilty of some tardy finishing – I Giallorossi scoring once from 20 efforts that had a combined xG value of 2.93. So, can they discover that missing edge at Stadio Olimpico, where they are unbeaten in the league since January (W4 D4)?

Key Stat: In keeping with a Mourinho side, Roma are becoming miserly at keeping out goals. Napoli and AC Milan were the only Serie A sides last season to register more clean sheets than the 15 of the Giallorossi, who opened 2022-23 with a 1-0 win.


Roma Win, Both Teams Score & P. Dybala To Score



Cremonese – Plucky yet unlucky in Florence?

Based in Lombardy, in northern Italy, Cremonese sealed a return to Serie A after a second place finish in Serie B. Stadio Giovanni Zini will therefore witness top-flight football for the first time in a quarter of a century. At least, it will eventually. Having travelled to Florence in the opening round, La Cremo are back on the road once again, tasked with curbing all this early enthusiasm surrounding hosts Roma.

Coach Massimiliano Alvini arrived in the summer with huge boots to fill following the shock resignation of Fabio Pecchia. The 52-year-old former Perugia boss would have been delighted with the tenacity and spirit on show last weekend. Less so the error in the 95th minute from his on-loan goalkeeper, Ionut Radu, which condemned the newly-promoted outfit to a gut-wrenching 3-2 defeat to Fiorentina.

Key Stat: Cremonese ranked as the fourth-best travelling side in Serie B last term, winning 9 of their 19 away league fixtures (D3 L7) across the 2021-22 season.

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Roma Vs Cremonsese Betting Advice

For the second season running Roma are aiming to win their opening two league games. Kicking off a second term under Jose Mourinho with a 1-0 away win against Salernitana. While the margin should have been bigger, finishing let them down, as was often the case last season. Eight teams in the 2021-22 Serie A bettered their total of 59 goals (1.55 per game) which highlights a lack of a clinical edge to their play.


Roma Vs Cremonese – Key Facts:

  • Monday’s games ends a wait of more than 22 years for Cremonese to renew acquaintances with AS Roma. Whether it will be worth the wait is another question, as Cremonese did lost each of their three previous meetings with I Giallorossi.
  • Roma are unbeaten for eight Serie A home games (W4 D4). Meanwhile, Cremonese would end last season losing three of their final five away matches in Serie B (W2).
  • Cremonese are seeking to score for the sixth away league game running, after notching two goals first time out this season away to Fiorentina (3-2 loss). Roma, meanwhile, conceded in two of their three home Serie A matches last term vs promoted sides.


Even with positive reinforcements in the summer, this Roma side are just as likely to grind opponents into submission than blow them away. Particularly at home. Last season, six of ten home wins were in games which saw Under 2.5 Goals, while seven were ‘to nil’. Only once would they win a home contest with four or more goals. Cremonese went down valiantly on their Serie A bow but should find Roma far more miserly.

Best Betting Odds – Roma Vs Cremonese

Roma – 2/7 (Betway)
Draw – 5/1 (PaddyPower)
Cremonese – 14/1 (WilliamHill)