Roma v Udinese - Saturday 17:00, BT Sport 2
Roma finished 11 points adrift of Juventus in May and they’ll hope to make a closer run of it with Luciano Spalletti in charge from the outset, after he sparked a revival last term when taking over from Rudi Garcia in January.
It was another close call for Udinese last season as they finished just one place above the relegation zone. In the hope of a change of fortune, Giuseppe Iachini has been brought in following a turbulent spell at Palermo that saw him sacked and then re-hired, before getting the boot again. He hasn’t had the best of starts after Udinese suffered an embarrassing elimination from the Italian Cup by Serie B side Spezia.
Udinese’s best result of last campaign came in their opener where they became the first side to win away at Juve since January 2013, but we don’t see a similar upset here. Since returning, Roma’s only loss under Spalletti came away at the Champions and although Pjancic has gone, Salah, El Shaarawy and Dzeko have all signed permanent deals. The Wolves conceded in 16 of their 23 wins last season, making Roma to win and both teams to score a particularly profitable market and given they’ve not made any significant changes in defence, we’ll back it again.