Roma vs Chievo: Preview and Prediction

AS Roma look to keep the pressure on Napoli in the fight for a second place in Serie A, when they host mid-table team Chievo Verona on Sunday’s early kick-off.

The Giallorossi are one of the teams in form at the moment and their 3-2 away win at Genoa took their unbeaten run in the league to 15 games. They are coming on the back of three consecutive wins and look to climb above second placed Napoli who are just 2 points above them.

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Chievo are 9th in the standing and they have little to play for as the season come to a close. Their 0-0 stalemate against Fiorentina at the weekend took them to 7 match unbeaten in their last 8 matches, with 4 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat.

Roma: Team News

Roma have no major injury worries, but Seydou Keita is a doubt. In his absence Kevin Strootman could get his chance to start after recovering from a long-term injury.

It would be interesting to see if Totti gets a chance to start here in the final home game of the season.

Roma: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)

Szczesny – Digne, Rudiger, Manolas, Maicon – Pjanic, Strootman, Nainggolan – Perotti, Salah, El-Shaaraway.

Chievo: Team News

Dario Dainelli , Nicolas Frey and Mariano Izco are the players out with injuries for Chievo.
Rolando Maran is likely to favor a 4-3-1-2 formation to cope with Roma’s attacking threat on Sunday.

Chievo: Predicted Line-up (4-3-2-1)

Bizzari – Gobbi, Cesar, Gamberini, Cacciatore – Hetemaj, Castro, Radovanovic – Pepe – Flores, Meggiorini.

Roma vs Chievo: Head-to-Head Stats

The scored were drawn in the last two meetings between the sides, with both matches played at Chievo. At the same time, Roma are unbeaten in the last five meetings with Chievo.

Out of the 27 matches between the two sides, Roma had won in 13, while 11 were draws and Chievo won in just 3 matches.

While playing at Rome, the overall stats read 8 wins for AS Roma, 3 draws and 2 wins for Chievo.

Roma vs Chievo: Head-to-Head Stats

Roma are a dominant side in the recent meetings between the sides and will be keen to extend run against Chievo in all competitions. But their priority will be to put pressure on Napoli for a second place finish in the league and for this a win here is a must.

Chievo away form is bad as they have failed to win their last two and manage just one win in their last five. And I feel they have a tough task at Stadio Olympico on Sunday afternoon.

My score prediction for this match is a 3-1 win for Roma and expect at least two goals in the first half.

AS Roma vs Chievo Statistical Prediction 8-May-2016
AS Roma vs Chievo: Statistical Prediction

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