Fiorentina Roma
team_logoMartín Cáceres #22 team_logoChris Smalling #6
team_logoNikola Milenković #4 team_logoAleksandar Kolarov #11
team_logoGermán Pezzella #20 team_logoNicolò Zaniolo #22
team_logoPol Lirola #21 team_logoEdin Džeko #9
team_logoErick Pulgar #78 team_logoDiego Perotti #8
team_logoBartłomiej Drągowski #69 team_logoJordan Veretout #21
team_logoMilan Badelj #5 team_logoGianluca Mancini #23
team_logoKevin-Prince Boateng #10 team_logoPau López #13
team_logoGaetano Castrovilli #8 team_logoLorenzo Pellegrini #7
team_logoDušan Vlahović #28 team_logoAlessandro Florenzi #24
team_logoDalbert #29 team_logoAmadou Diawara #42
2019-04-03 league_logo Serie A Roma : Fiorentina 2 : 2
2019-01-30 league_logo Coppa Italia Fiorentina : Roma 7 : 1
2018-11-03 league_logo Serie A Fiorentina : Roma 1 : 1
2018-04-07 league_logo Serie A Roma : Fiorentina 0 : 2
2017-11-05 league_logo Serie A Fiorentina : Roma 2 : 4

Fiorentina vs Roma should be one of the most thrilling Serie A 17th Round games, which will be held at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence. While AS Roma looks confident playing even against strong opponents, Fiorentina losing points and slowly going down in the Standings. The game at home ground before season break is very important for Violets, so they need to stay strong and play as good as it is possible. Moreover, Roma have only 1 win during the last 5 meetings, while Fiorentina have 2 and even unbelievable win at the beginning of the year with 7:1 result in Coppa Italia. Read our thoughts about this interesting Serie A Fiorentina vs Roma match, here below.

Fiorentina vs Roma

Fiorentina

The Purple Ones started this season well even facing 2 defeats against Genoa and Napoli. They looked very strong with Ribery, Chiesa and Prince Boateng ahead. However, Frenchman got an Ankle injury and will miss a few months. During the last 10 meetings in Italian Serie A, Lilies lost 5, drew 3 and won only 2 games, collecting 9 points in total. Moreover, they failed to win all 5 recent games in SA what put them in the last place for this period.

In general, they stand at 13th place with 17 points after 16 rounds and have a much bigger gap between 6th place Atalanta, than 18th place Brescia. During the last match against Internazionale, they showed a very strong character, played until the end of the match and drew this meeting after Vlahovic goal at 92nd minute. That showed their real desire to play better, stronger and work on their mistakes. For ex-Roma striker Vincenzo Montella this game should be very principle. So we should see an incredible fight on Friday night.

Roma

AS Roma stands at 4th place so far. They have a great chance to fight for top 3 places this season as there is only 7 points difference with 1st place Internazionale. During this season, they faced only 2 defeats and won already 9 matches in Serie A. Moreover, they had a very tough calendar as they also participate in UEFA Europa League, where they took 2nd place in Group J and qualified to Playoffs. Even faced a defeat against Borussia Monchengladbach a few rounds ago, AS Roma stood strong and drew the last game against Wolfsberger, what let them be among qualifiers. They show a very strong football so far playing even against stronger opponents like Napoli or Inter.

Unfortunately, The Yellow and Reds have several important injuries what could affect their game, especially in defense. Zappacosta and Smalling both have Knee injuries, so Roma’s defense obviously will be weaker without these strong backline players.

 

Article image is taken from en.as.com/