Roma vs Salernitana prediction, betting odds, and free tips 20/08/2023

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Roma and Salernitana get their Serie A campaigns underway on Sunday evening when they meet at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. It is Jose Mourinho’s third season at the club, which usually spells trouble if his record at previous clubs has anything to go by. The visitors to Rome on Sunday, Salernitana, will be hoping to avoid a third successive relegation battle after being promoted to Italy’s top division in 2021. Ahead of the game, here are some free tips and predictions to consider.

The best Roma vs Salernitana predictions and picks

Roma to win

Jose Mourinho’s Roma have made a habit over the past couple of years of beating teams they should beat. It’s a good habit to have, but they still need to break their other habit of coming up short against teams around them in the league. Home to Salernitana is a game that Mourinho’s men will fancy – they have beaten them three out of four times since the minnows achieved promotion two years ago.

Under 2.5 goals

Last season, Roma weren’t exactly the most prolific team in Serie A, scoring just 50 league goals. This was lower than every other team in the top nine. Salernitana were slightly worse with 48 league goals which suggests this one could be a low-scoring affair.

Roma to keep a clean sheet

While Mourinho will point to the fact that his side significantly underperformed on their xG, it’s hard to get away from the idea that he has once again built a team primarily on the defence. Only four teams conceded fewer goals than Roma in Serie A and although Nemanja Matic has left the club this summer, Leandro Paredes should still offer his defence adequate protection.

Roma vs Salernitana: Mourinho to start with a win?


Last season, Mourinho took Roma to the verge of back-to-back European triumphs, something that would have cemented him as one of the biggest legends in the club’s country. They ultimately came up short against Sevilla in the Europa League final which should fuel them this season. It’s been a relatively quiet summer in terms of incomings but Roger Ibanez’s and Nemanja Matic’s departures could be an issue.


Back in 2021, Salernitana returned to Serie A for the first time in over 20 years and they have managed to battle away in Italy’s top division over the past two seasons to retain their status as one of Italy’s elite. Ironically, they have spent more money this summer than Roma with Boulaye Dia coming in for €12m from Villareal.

Roma vs Salernitana head-to-head record and form

Over the past 25 years, Rome and Salernitana have only played each other on six occasions. Out of those six games, Roma have won four of them, Salernitana have won one, and there has been one draw.

Roma’s form: DDLDW

Salernitana’s form: WDWLW

Roma vs Salernitana FAQs

Roma vs Salernitana prediction

  • Where is the match taking place? The match will be played at the Stadio Olimpico.
  • What time is kick-off? The match will start at 17:30 UK time
  • Who are the managers? Jose Mourinho is the Roma manager and Paulo Sousa is the Salernitana manager.

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