If you fancy a bit of a long shot on Monday night, then backing Cremonese to secure an unlikely point at the Stadio Olimpico could well be worth a punt.
Whilst it is Roma, for obvious reasons, who are viewed as favourites to ultimately emerge victorious from Italy’s capital, Jose Mourinho’s men did not look entirely convincing in putting Salernitana to the sword by a solitary goal on opening day.
Promoted Cremonese, on the other hand, were unlucky not to emerge from a tough trip to Fiorentina with at least a share of the spoils.
Could a surprise result therefore be on the cards next time out?
Turning attentions towards potential goalscorers, Roma will be hopeful of star summer arrival Paulo Dybala opening his account in club colours at the expense of Cremonese.
The Argentine was included from the off in an exciting attacking trio on opening day, alongside Nicolo Zaniolo and Tammy Abraham.
And he is currently available at odds of +375 to find the net first in the Giallorossi’s 2nd outing of the campaign.
AS Roma and Cremonese are set to go head to head in this Serie A showdown on Monday evening.
As alluded to above, the two sides will head into proceedings having endured contrasting starts to the new campaign.
Jose Mourinho’s Roma got things up and running courtesy of a three-point haul at minnows Salernitana, whilst Cremonese, in their return to the top-flight of Italian football, were forced to face up to defeat.
Such results, though, do not tell the whole story.
The latter in particular will have come away from Florence feeling aggrieved, after fighting their way back from both a goal and a man down, only for Rolando Mandragora to net a Fiorentina winner with a full 95 minutes on the clock.
If hosts Roma are firing on all cylinders, they should nevertheless emerge comfortable victors, but in the case of a sub-par showing, a game Cremonese outfit will be more than ready to take advantage.
Shifting focus to personnel, Monday’s hosts have been dealt an altogether untimely blow in the buildup to their latest outing.
This comes in the form of confirmation that summer arrival Georginio Wijnaldum has been ruled out long-term, after suffering a fractured tibia in his right leg.
The Giallorossi are therefore likely to stick with the midfield pairing of Lorenzo Pellegrini and last weekend’s match winner Bryan Cristante, albeit with Nemanja Matic pushing for a starting berth.
Cremonese, meanwhile, are expected to be without Emanuele Valeri and Michele Castagnetti once more, with Gonzalo Escalante too unavailable to boss Massimiliano Alvini owing to a one-match suspension.