Roberto Donadoni's men have struggled in front of goal recently, and Al Hain-Cole does not expect an end-to-end thriller when the high-flying Giallorossi come to visitRoma will be hoping to extend their 100 per cent Serie A record when they travel to the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Monday to face winless Parma.
New boss Rudi Garcia has collected six points from six without conceding a goal so far, and his side are 6/4 (2.50) favourites with Coral to join Napoli at the top of the table with victory this evening.
I Crociati were frustrated 0-0 by Chievo in their opening home game before going down 3-1 away to Udinese but are available at 9/5 (2.80) to secure a first win in front of their own fans tonight.
The home crowd have now seen two goalless draws in their last four league games, and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on this one finishing all square.
Despite securing a respectable top 10 finish last season, Roberto Donadoni’s men ended up with a negative goal difference due mainly to a lack of attacking prowess.
Unfortunately for the hosts, they appear to have started this campaign in the same vein as they finished the last, failing to put the ball in the net at home to modest Chievo before offering little threat away in Udine.
The home fans will certainly not be holding their breath for too much goalmouth action going their way in this game, having seen their team fail to score in four of their last five league matches on home soil, and with the visitors having kept five clean sheets in their last seven.
With i Giallorossi in confident spirits, Donadoni’s men will merely hope to keep things tight and avoid an end-to-end thriller at all costs, wary of how their lack of cutting edge would hamper their chances in such a situation.
A bet against both teams to score would have paid out in a compelling 10 of Parma’s last 12 Serie A fixtures, as well as five of Roma’s last seven, so odds of 5/4 (2.25) simply cannot be ignored on that market coming in when they go head-to-head.
|'No' on both teams to score for a 1pt stake at 5/4 (2.25) with Coral
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