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Apr 6, 2018
Apr 6, 2018

Serie A preview: AS Roma vs. Fiorentina

AS Roma vs. Fiorentina odds

Inform your AS Roma vs. Fiorentina prediction

Analysing the AS Roma vs. Fiorentina stats

Serie A preview: AS Roma vs. Fiorentina

AS Roma play Fiorentina in this weekend’s highlight Serie A match. Looking for value in the AS Roma vs. Fiorentina odds? Read on to inform your AS Roma vs. Fiorentina prediction

A close look at the AS Roma vs. Fiorentina odds

AS Roma endured a tough defeat in midweek but the odds imply a greater than 50% chance of them bouncing back with a win in this fixture.

Fiorentina have been in brilliant form so it is no surprise the game is expected to be close. They are 1.613* favourites on the +1 handicap.

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AS Roma vs. Fiorentina stats: What you need to know

Time: Saturday April 7, 17:00 (GMT+1) kickoff

Venue: Stadio Olimpico

Team news:

AS Roma: Cengiz Ünder (hamstring) is an injury doubt. Radja Nainggolan picked up a knock on Wednesday which is likely to force him out of the game.

Fiorentina: Striker Cyril Théréau may return from injury

  • AS Roma’s Serie A home record: nine wins, one draw, five losses
  • Fiorentina’s away record in Serie A: five wins, four draws, five losses
  • Roma have lost once in their last eight Serie A matches
  • Fiorentina have won their last five league games
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Fiorentina's last 6 games.
  • The home team average 1.67 goals per game at home
  • Fiorentina have scored in nine of their last ten league games

Inform your AS Roma vs. Fiorentina prediction

AS Roma welcome Fiorentina to the Stadio Olimpico after a tough Champions League fixture against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Whilst their title challenge ended prematurely, the Romans cannot afford to rest players in Serie A. They currently hold a slender three-point lead over city rivals Lazio in the race for Champions League qualification.

A disappointing draw against Bologna last time out ended a run of three straight wins. Their usually potent attack underperformed in that match due to poor finishing. They scored just one goal from 2.46 expected goals.

Fiorentina have European ambitions of their own. They are currently just outside the Europa League spots in Serie A after winning their last five games. The Florence side possess one of Serie A’s better defences and their exciting young attack has looked threatening in recent weeks.

They were able to rest talisman Giovani Simeone against Udinese last time out, whilst Italian international Ferderico Chiesa is starting to fulfil his immense potential. The away side certainly have the quality to take advantage of any fatigue present in a Roma lineup which cannot be distracted by their big midweek match.

AS Roma vs. Fiorentina: Where is the value?

Odds of 1.900* on over 2.5 goals to be scored in the match could offer value considering the undeniable quality of Roma’s attack combined with Fiorentina’s improving young forwards. Cengiz Ünder’s return, potentially from the bench, could add to Roma’s attacking potency.

Fiorentina have only failed to score once in their last ten league games and that was against the defensive powerhouse that is Juventus (who are yet to concede a Seria A goal in 2018) . As a result, odds of 1.740* on over 0.75 Fiorentina goals in the match look to be generous. Expect Chiesa to be a constant threat to a potentially weary Roma backline.

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