Roma continued their perfect start after defeating Chievo Verona 1-0 at Stadio Olimpico. With this win, the Romans set a new record for winning the first ten games of the season. The past mark was form Juventus, who won nine in a row in 2005-06 with Italian coach Fabio Capello.
Despite their great start, the Giallorossi are not favorites to win the Serie A title according the sports betting dime website. Juventus, who is tied with Napoli in second place with 25 points, is still the top candidate to get the Scudetto for third straight year.
Roma got his fifth win at home with Marco Borriello’s goal to stay in first place with 30 points. The main key to their success has been their defense; they have allowed only one goal seven weeks ago against Parma at Enni Tardini Stadium. They have also the top attack so far, with 24 goals.
The red team has won the title three times, but the last time was on the 2000-01 season, when they finished with 75 points, only two away from Juventus. In that tournament they had the best offence scoring 68 goals and receiving 33.
Francesco Totti, who was the top scorer of the Italian league in 2006 with 26 goals, lost his second consecutive game because he is still recovering from an injury, but French coach Rudi Garcia hopes he can be back on November 25th, when they host Cagliari at Olimpico. Totti has scored three goals this year.
Last season, Roma ended in sixth place with 62 points, but their defense was one of the worst of the tournament. They allowed 56 goals; only Internaziole, Siena (57) and Pescara (84) have more.
The next four games (Torino, Sassuolo, Cagliari and Atalanta) are not a big challenge for Roma, so they can get to the game at home against Fiorentina on December 8th with 14 straight wins, what could be an impressive achievement.