Fiorentina vs Roma
Date: Wednesday, 30th January 2019
Kick-off at 17.15 UK/ 18.15 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
It really says something about your team when you concede three goals against the lowest-placed squad in the league, and that too, one that has scored the least number of times so far. Despite the 3-4 win, the moral loss was sure for the Lilies.
The team came into the final eight of the Coppa Italia after recording a 0-2 win against Torino. The presence of the all-conquering Juventus might act as a mental obstacle, but let’s face it, a league win is really out of the question for these teams, and this tournament remains one of the realistic chances to lift silverware at the end of the season.
The five consecutive unbeaten games, four of them wins, have really raised the morale of Roma sky-high. They will be approaching this fixture with a lot of hopes of extending their form. In the last ten matches, except in the Juventus tie, the team scored in every other one. Lately, their frontline has been on fire and will be called upon for service on Wednesday.
Fiorentina vs Roma Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six wins belong to the She-Wolf.
- The last two fixtures had under 2.5 goals.
- Three of the last five failed to have both teams on the scorecard.
- Four of the last five wins at the Stadio Artemio Franchi belong to La Magica.
- Seven of the last nine match-ups at this venue had under 2.5 goals.
Fiorentina vs Roma Prediction
For both teams, this match will be the most important one in their season so far. A shot at the Serie A title or continental glory is far-fetched dreams, whereas the Coppa represents just three more ninety-minute stretches before glory. Sure, there are titans like Juventus and Napoli in the mix, but they have bigger fish to fry, and might just prioritize other stuff higher.
Either side will try to play it safe and avoid mistakes. Under no circumstances will they concede an easy goal, or allow even an easy shot at it. Defenses at either end will be on high alert, as once trailing, it would be hard to claw back into the game. The chances for one team to be leading, or even further, the chance for a goal in the first half is negligible considering the peculiar circumstances.
At the end though, the visitors who are in much better shape, and much better form than their opposite number, should prevail. They have recorded four of the last six overall wins, and four of the last five wins at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. The team will avoid a loss at the end of the ninety minutes for sure.
Fiorentina vs Roma Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Draw @ 2.25 (5/4)
Full-Time Result: Double Chance – Draw or Roma @ 1.50 (1/2).