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Fiorentina arrive at Stadio Olimpico di Roma on Sunday for the Serie A tie with hosts Roma.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Roma v Fiorentina can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Roma will be looking for another win after a 1-6 Serie A success over SPAL.
In that match, Roma had 55% possession and 17 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Roma, goals were scored by Nikola Kalinić (10'), Carles Pérez (38'), Aleksandar Kolarov (47'), Bruno Peres (52', 75') and Nicolò Zaniolo (90'). For their opponents, SPAL got 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. Alberto Cerri (24') was the scorer for SPAL.
i Giallorossi have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, although they have also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, i Giallorossi have conceded in 5 of them while also scoring in 6 of those matches. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Their past results show that Roma:
- have not been beaten in the league by Fiorentina in their previous 3 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, Fiorentina drew 0-0 in the Serie A tie with Inter Milan.
In that match, Fiorentina had 40% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Inter Milan got 18 shots on goal with 5 on target.
A sequence of resolute performances from the Fiorentina defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. During the same period, their own attack force has managed to score 8.
Pre-game facts show that Fiorentina:
- remain undefeated by Roma when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 05/11/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with Roma winning 2 of those games, Fiorentina 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 27 overall which averages out at 4.5 goals per meeting.
The last league game between these sides was Serie A match day 17 on 20/12/2019 when the final score was Fiorentina 1-4 Roma.
That day, Fiorentina managed 42% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Milan Badelj (34').
Roma had 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Edin Džeko (19'), Aleksandar Kolarov (21'), Lorenzo Pellegrini (73') and Nicolò Zaniolo (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Daniele Orsato.
Team News: Roma
Roger Ibañez (Adductor problems), Juan Jesus (Hip problems), Antonio Mirante (Calf Problems), Cengiz Ünder (Calf Problems) and Davide Santon (Disrupted Calf Muscle) won’t be playing for Roma boss Paulo Fonseca.
It’s our opinion that i Giallorossi will possibly line up in a 3-4-2-1 system for this game, handing starts to Pau López Sabata, Gianluca Mancini, Aleksandar Kolarov, Chris Smalling, Leonardo Spinazzola, Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante, Bruno Peres, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Carles Pérez and Nikola Kalinic.
Team News: Fiorentina
Fiorentina manager Giuseppe Iachini has not got a full squad to pick from. Marco Benassi (Disrupted Calf Muscle) and Bartlomiej Dragowski (Back trouble) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Gaetano Castrovilli is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
There’s a good chance that La Viola might make use of a 3-5-2 formation, starting the game with Pietro Terracciano, German Pezzella, Martin Caceres, Nikola Milenkovic, Lorenzo Venuti, Christian Koffi, Alfred Duncan, Milan Badelj, Kevin Agudelo, Patrick Cutrone and Franck Ribéry.
In this match, Fiorentina won’t find it easy at all to be scoring even one goal against a Roma team who certainly have the ability to win well here.
We reckon that it will be a commanding 3-0 margin for Roma at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Edin Džeko
Chairman: James Pallotta
Manager: Paulo Fonseca
Competitions: Serie A position 6, Europa League (Round of 16)
⭐ Star Man: Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Usually used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Having made his senior debut playing for Metalurh Donetsk in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Midfielder has netted 9 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 20 appearances.