Serie A Preview | Roma vs Fiorentina

Sundays late kick off will see a battle worthy of the Coliseum as Roma welcome Fiorentina to the Stadio Olimpico.

Both sides come into this fixture in good form as the Giallorossi beat Genoa mid week, a game which included that incredible goal from Paulo Dybala. Meanwhile Viola have picked up an impressive two wins and a draw so far in 2023.

Roma have been resurgent since the return from the winter break, unbeaten in the calendar year so far, including their comeback against Milan last weekend.

Fiorentina are currently eight points adrift of Roma as they sit in ninth, and so a win is an absolute must should they want to keep their European dreams alive.

Roma Form: LWWWDW

Fiorentina Form: WWLDWW

Team News

Roma await injury news regarding their skipper and star Lorenzo Pellegrini who was withdrawn at halftime against Genoa, however besides that Roma have a full roster to pick from, as only Georginio Wijnaldum is definitely ruled out. Adding to this, defensive ever present, Roger Ibanez is suspended.

Fiorentina also have fitness issues a result of their midweek fixtures, with Lucas Martinez Quarta out following a heavy blow to his knee. Additionally Arthur Cabral, Rolando Mandragora and Riccardo Sottil are all set to miss the Rome trip. With winger Nico Gonzalez looking ever more likely to complete his move to Leicester, he may also be a doubt.

Roma predicted XI | Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Kumbulla; Celik, Cristante, Pellegrini, Zalewski; Dybala, Zaniolo; Abraham

Fiorentina predicted XI | Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Amrabat, Duncan; Ikone, Barak, Kouame; Jovic

Prediction | Roma 2-1 Fiorentina

Jonathan Maze | GIFN

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