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Roma meet visiting opponents Parma at Stadio Olimpico di Roma in this Serie A clash on Wednesday.
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Roma won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 Serie A loss in their previous game against SSC Napoli.
In that match, Roma had 41% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Roma was Henrikh Mkhitaryan (60'). SSC Napoli got 21 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. José Callejón (55') and Lorenzo Insigne (82') scored for SSC Napoli.
It’s not been often in recent times that Roma have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that i Giallorossi have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 11 goals along the way.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Fiorentina in Serie A competition, Parma and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Parma had 54% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Parma was Juraj Kucka (49'). Fiorentina got 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Erick Pulgar (19', 31') scored for Fiorentina.
Parma have attacked well leading up to this encounter, scoring 5 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that I Crociati have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same games. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Coming into this clash, Parma have not registered a win against Roma when they have played them away from home in the previous 18 league games. A truly shameful run of away results.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings going back to 24/09/2014 shows that Roma have won 4 of them and Parma 1, with the number of draws standing at 1.
12 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 of them for i Giallorossi and 4 belonging to I Crociati. The average goals per game has been 2.
Team News: Roma
Juan Jesus (Hip problems), Davide Santon (Disrupted Calf Muscle) and Chris Smalling (Tear in the abductor muscle) will be missing for Roma gaffer Paulo Fonseca.
We are thinking that i Giallorossi could make use of the 5-3-2 system featuring Pau López Sabata, Leonardo Spinazzola, Chris Smalling, Roger Ibañez, Gianluca Mancini, Davide Zappacosta, Jordan Veretout, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Edin Dzeko and Justin Kluivert.
Team News: Parma
In an otherwise healthy group, there is only the one fitness problem for the Parma gaffer Roberto D'Aversa to be concerned with. Roberto Inglese (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
We are inclined to think that I Crociati might play in a 4-3-3 lineup, going with Luigi Sepe, Matteo Darmian, Simone Iacoponi, Bruno Alves, Riccardo Gagliolo, Juraj Kucka, Gaston Brugman, Jasmin Kurtic, Dejan Kulusevski, Yann Karamoh and Gervinho.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Roma have it within them to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Parma might well find it a difficult task to break down their defence although we do think it’s probable that they will be scoring here.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Roma when all’s said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Edin Džeko
Chairman: James Pallotta
Manager: Paulo Fonseca
Competitions: Serie A position 5, Europa League (Round of 16)
⭐ Key Player: Edin Džeko
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Edin Džeko was born in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having made his senior debut playing for Željezničar Sarajevo in the 2003 - 2004 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 14 league goals in the Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in a total of 28 appearances.