Opinion

What’s next for Roma striker Tammy Abraham?

Tammy Abraham stares on to the pitch
RomaPress Staff
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With his return from a torn ACL grows closer, the future of England international Tammy Abraham at Italian Serie A side Roma is shrouded in mystery.

Abraham is expected to make his return to the pitch sometime in February or March after he originally suffered the injury in Roma’s final game of the 2022/23 season against Spezia.

His absence forced the Giallorossi to dive into the transfer market and ultimately led to Jose Mourinho reuniting with his former Manchester United protege Romelu Lukaku. Since his arrival, the Belgian has thrived for the Italian capital club and it’s widely believed Roma will attempt to make the deal permanent.

How have Roma played without Tammy Abraham?

Roma started their 2023/24 campaign in underwhelming fashion. In their first match of the season, the Giallorossi were held 2-2 at the Stadio Olimpico by bottom-of-the-table Salernitana.

In their second game of the season on August 26th, they travelled away to 19th-placed Verona and suffered their first defeat of the campaign, losing 2-1 to the hosts. Things went from bad to worse the following week when they fell 2-1 to Milan in Rome—thus going winless in their first three league fixtures.

They eventually found their footing but still sit 7th in the Serie A table through twelve rounds—three points behind the fourth and final Champions League place.

Where can I bet on upcoming Roma matches?

One of the most trusted online bookmakers with competitive odds for Italy’s Serie A is the bet red 32 website (which most people refer to as 32red). Roma’s slow start has seen their odds of winning Serie A fall as they’re currently the bookies’ seventh favourite to finish top of the league.

Let’s take a closer look at the current odds:

  • Inter – 2/1 odds-on favourites to win the league, meaning there’s a 33.30% implied probability rate of this happening
  • AC Milan – 3/1 (25% implied probability rate)
  • Napoli – 7/2 (22.20% implied probability rate)
  • Juventus – 4/1 (20% implied probability rate)
  • Lazio – 25/1 (3.80% implied probability rate)
  • Atalanta – 30/1 (3.20% implied probability rate)
  • Roma – 30/1 (3.20% implied probability rate)
  • Fiorentina – 60/1 (1.60% implied probability rate)

Roma are also competing in the UEFA Europa League, where their odds of winning the title look much better than their domestic. They’re currently second in Group G behind Slavia Prague but sit comfortably ahead of third-placed Servette by five points while Sheriff are bottom of the group with just one point.

Roma are currently priced at 1/4 (with an 80.00% implied probability rate) to win their group, and they are priced at 13/1 (with a 7.10% implied probability rate) to win the tournament outright.

English Premier League side Liverpool are the current odds-on favourite to win the Europa League at 3/1, then it’s Brighton at 11/1, and Real Betis at 13/1.

A Premier League return for Tammy?

In the weeks prior to his injury, the former Chelsea youth product was heavily linked with a potential summer return to the Premier League.

Several sides expressed their interest but Aston Villa and Newcastle United stood out among the rest in their desire to acquire the striker.

Although he’s had a mixed experience in Italy, the striker has collected a respectable tally of 36 goals and 12 assists in 107 appearances for Roma. However, the prolonged recovery from injury mixed with the presence of Romelu Lukaku could see him call it quits after three years in Serie A.

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