Roma vs Fiorentina Preview #128

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Roma coming into this weekend in Serie A  after putting in a full body of Work in their demolition of Chelsea at the Stadio Olimpico. Which was a truly historic European night that Roma supporters will not forget anytime soon. Roma ripped apart Chelsea midweek in their 3-0 thrashing of the Premier League champions to go top their group. As Roma showed the world that they are team capable of a deep run in champions league. Roma after a successful home spell with shutout victories against Crotone, Bologna and Chelsea. Roma head out on the road this Sunday was they travel to the beautiful city of Florence to take on Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Roma and Fiorentina split their two games last season with each team winning at home. However last time Roma were in Florence Roma lost to an clear offside goal under controversial circumstances that game inspired Roma 4-0 drubbing of Fiorentina later in the season. This season their have been major changes for both teams some good some bad but the difference in quality has not changed as Roma still are the much better side who lost some players over the summer as well as made a change in manager that you could argue is better for Roma. Meanwhile Fiorentina lost their best three players and their starting goalkeeper they are doing all right in the league but Roma is a different animal. Roma have won three in a row in the league and will go into this game with great confidence after they crushed Chelsea during the champions league. Over the last several meetings Roma have the slight advantage but its been relatively close. However Roma currently have the  best away form in the country as the Roman’s have won 11 straight away games in Serie A and are a team not to be messed with you don’t want Roma invading your home. They will take your things and leave with no regard for your feelings. Away from Home Roma are a nightmare they turn your home into theirs. Another problem Fiorentina will surly have to deal with is their defense Roma have the best defense in Italy by a country mile Roma have yet to concede a goal away from home this season. Alisson leads the league with 7 clean sheets this season Roma just don’t concede many.  To score against this Roma side epsically away from home you need pure quality in your squad while Fiorentina do have Giovanni Simeone and Cyril Théréau who are proven goal scorers. It just isn’t enough to cause a seriously threat to the Roma defense. Roma has the better defence the better keeper the better manager that’s not even metioning what Roma bring forward. Their attack is fuled by playmaker Radja Nainggolan who is the one of the worlds bests. Roma’s most dangerous asset is Edin Dzeko Roma’s scoring machine who is in terrific form despite lack of goals lately he has lead that forward line that; features the likes of the Roman Speedsters of EL Shaarawy and Diego Perotti who stole the show against Chelsea Roma just have too much all over the pitch for Fiorentina  to handle. The Viola as coming off a loss to relegation threatened Crotone they are in good form but that result will surly effect their confidence. Roma is just too much of a beast to be handled surly this game will be nothing short of anther three points and a clean sheet from Italy’s best defense as I see the Road warriors going into the international break in high flying spirts with yet another win.

 

A.S Roma Projected Starting 11 4-3-3
GK: Allison
DEF: Federico Fazio , Alexandro Florenzi, Hector Moreno and Kolarov
MID: Radja Nainggolan, Kevin Strootman, Maxime Gonalons 
Front Three: Edin Dzeko, Perotti, El Shaarawy
Injuries: Patrik Schick (Probable),Rick Karsdorp (OUT)
Fiorentina : Projected Starting 11 (4-3-3)
GK: Sportiello
DEF: Biraghi, Astori,Pezzella,Laurini
MID: Chiesa, Badeji, Veretourt 
Front Three: Simeone, Cyril Théréau, Eysseric
Date: Sunday, Novemebr 5th, 2017
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi
Kickoff: 8:00AM (USA) 2:00PM (ENG), 3:00PM (ITA)
TV Broadcast: BEINSports, Sky Itaila   

 

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