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The Serie A match at Stadio Olimpico di Roma on Sunday sees home team Roma go up against opponents Crotone.
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Roma will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 3-2 Europa League triumph vs Manchester United.
In that match, Roma managed 53% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 13 on target. For Roma, goals were scored by Edin Džeko (57'), Bryan Cristante (60') and Nicola Zalewski (83'). On the other side, Manchester United had 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Edinson Cavani (39', 68') was the scorer for Manchester United.
i Giallorossi have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, but they have also managed to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, i Giallorossi have been punished defensively in 6 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued here, however.
Coming into this meeting, Roma have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Inter Milan in Serie A competition, Crotone and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Crotone had 38% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Inter Milan had 23 shots at goal with 5 on target. Christian Eriksen (69') and Achraf Hakimi (92') scored for Inter Milan.
The numbers tell their own story, and Crotone have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 15 goals overall. At the back, Crotone have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
The previous league encounter between the two was Serie A match day 16 on 06/01/2021 when it ended Crotone 1-3 Roma.
That day, Crotone managed 52% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Vladimir Golemić (71').
Roma got 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Borja Mayoral (8', 29') and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (35') scored.
The referee was Marco Piccinini.
Team News: Roma
Leonardo Spinazzola (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Stephan El Shaarawy (Unknown Injury), Jordan Veretout (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Chris Smalling (Muscular problems), Gonzalo Villar (Adductor problems), Amadou Diawara (Pubalgia), Carles Pérez (Muscular problems), Riccardo Calafiori (Biceps femoris muscle injury), Nicolò Zaniolo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Pau López (Shoulder Injury) won’t be able to feature for Roma gaffer Paulo Fonseca. Gianluca Mancini cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Crotone
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Crotone manager Serse Cosmi to be concerned with. Samuel Di Carmine (Unknown Injury) won’t be in action. Aristóteles Romero is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re thinking that Crotone have the ability to break down this Roma side, but it is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Roma at the end of this one. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Lorenzo Pellegrini
Chairman: Dan Friedkin
Manager: Paulo Fonseca
Competitions: Serie A position 7, Europa League (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Key Man: Jordan Veretout
Typically playing in the Centre Midfield position, Jordan Veretout was born in Ancenis, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Nantes in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has bagged 10 league goals in this Serie A 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 29 appearances.