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Rudi Garcia's men can break Juventus' record by claiming a 10th win from their opening 10 games on Thursday, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to ease to victory

Roma have the opportunity to break a Serie A record when they welcome Chievo to the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday.

Having already matched the Scudetto-winning Juventus team of 2005/06’s feat of opening the season with nine wins from nine, Rudi Garcia’s men are heavily fancied at 2/7 (1.29) with William Hill to go one better this evening.

The visitors slipped to the foot of the table after suffering their fifth consecutive defeat on Sunday and are not expected to put up much of a fight in the capital, with lengthy 17/2 (9.50) odds available on them springing a surprise victory.

I Mussi Volanti’s only point on the road this season came on the opening day at Parma, but you can get odds of 9/2 (5.50) on them grabbing a share of the spoils against the runaway leaders.

The hosts’ 100 per cent record seemed certain to come to an end away to Udinese on Sunday, when Maicon was sent off with 25 minutes remaining against a side who had not lost at home in over a year.

However, substitute Michael Bradley’s goal within five minutes of taking to the field was enough to preserve i Giallorossi’s immaculate start to the campaign and convince any remaining doubters of their title credentials.

With 23 goals to their name already, Roma certainly boast an attack worthy of ending their 13-year wait for a Scudetto, but it is in defence where they have really been exceptional.

Having gone almost 10 hours since conceding their only goal of the season, Garcia’s men will be more than confident of shutting out a visiting team who have hit the back of the net just seven times this campaign and only once on the road.

Giuseppe Sannino’s men have only scored four goals in 11 away fixtures against this opposition since gaining promotion to the top flight back in 2001 so odds of 5/6 (1.83) are not to be missed on them failing to hit the back of net in a defeat tonight.

However, considering Chievo have only conceded more than twice in two of their last 16 Serie A fixtures, 2/1 (3.00) odds are also worth backing on this home win featuring under 2.5 goals, as has occurred in nine of the last 10 between these sides.
 
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Roma to win to nil for a 2pt stake at 5/6 (1.83) with William Hill
Roma to win and Under 2.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 2/1 (3.00) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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