Roma 2-2-1, Fiorentina 2-1-2
11/1/20 12 pm
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Roma is welcoming Fiorentina to Stadio Olimpico in round 6 in the Italian Serie A.
Roma is playing well, and they have lost only 1 of their last 7 games, which was the first game of the season. Since then, Roma has scored 13 goals while conceding 8 goals in 6 games. After winning their first Europa League game on the road, Roma was hosting CSKA Sofia in round 2, and despite being the better team in that game, Roma wasn’t able to score a goal, and that match ended in a 0-0 draw. In the Serie A standings, Roma is in 9th place with 8 points, 11 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals. In their last Serie A game, Roma has had 47% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. In the game filled with referring mistakes, Roma was able to score 3 goals, but this game ended in a 3-3 draw. Veretout has scored 4 goals for Roma so far this season while Dzeko added 3 goals. Pedro has scored 2 goals so far this season. Mkhitaryan has added 3 assists, while Pellegrini has 2 assists. Zaniolo, Pastore, Diawara, and Calafiori are all injured, while Santon is still questionable. Roma is a good team, but they are still fairly inconsistent in the attacking end this season.
Fiorentina is playing well despite selling their best player Chiesa to Juventus. Without a loss in their last 3 games, and with 2 wins in a row, Fiorentina is in 10th place in the Serie A standings with 7 points, 10 scored goals, and 10 conceded goals. In their latest Serie A game, Fiorentina was playing against Udinese at home, and they have had 44% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. This was an exciting game in which Fiorentina has won 3-2. Castrovilli is the leading goalscorer for Fiorentina with 4 goals, while Biraghi added 3 assists, and Ribery has 2 assists. Valero and Pezzella are both injured, while Lirola is still questionable for this game. Losing Chiesa was certainly a big blow to Fiorentina’s ambitions this season, but I think they expected it because Chiesa is one of the biggest talents in Italian soccer. Fiorentina still has a good team, and they are playing better soccer than they did for the last few seasons. I don’t see Fiorentina fighting for the Europa League this season, but they can certainly end up in the top 10 this season.
The trends are on Roma’s side in this matchup, and they haven’t lost their last 6 games, while Roma also hasn’t lost any of their last 7 home games. Roma is playing on two fronts, and they can certainly score a goal against a team like Fiorentina, but so can Fiorentina against a team like Roma. I will stick with goals in this one.