Roma vs Fiorentina
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico (Rome).
The last month has been catastrophic for Roma. They crashed out of the Champions League, after being favorites to progress, their manager was sacked, they lost out on a spot in the top-six, and thereby their European future hangs in balance – all in the space of just a month. Give them a break, guys. They’ve been through too much.
Roma needs this win, or risks see their hard work over a year simply being wasted. And their league schedule has offered them a respite. At home, they are taking on Fiorentina, who is the only team in the top half, devoid of a win in the last five match-days. If Roma fails to take advantage of this fixture, they surely are answerable to fans.
Roma vs Fiorentina Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last seven wins belong to Fiorentina.
- 16 of the last 20 wins at this venue were recorded by the hosts.
- The last time a game between these teams was drawn at this stadium, was back in 2005.
- 11 of the last 12 meetings saw Fiorentina getting on the scorecard.
Roma vs Fiorentina Prediction
Okay, first of all, let’s address the elephant in the room. Roma crashed out of the domestic cup after being inflicted by a 7-1 away loss, at the hands of this same opponent. But, it also needs to be mentioned that, it was three months back, Fiorentina had the home advantage then, Roma had taken their opponents lightly, they were active in three different competitions, and finally, Fiorentina was comparatively on a red-hot form.
That isn’t the case now. So many things have changed over the course of a few weeks. Fiorentina is winless in their last six games and returned a single win from their last nine attempts. They lost their last two away ties and were winless in 12 of their last 16 road trips. One of their convincing away wins came against the dead-last Chievo.
Roma, meanwhile, is desperate as of now. They have no competition left to play for. All that remains this season is the objective to qualify for Europe. While the Europa is just a single point away, the Champions League needs a four-point surplus. Count on these warriors to perform their hearts out on the pitch to qualify for at least one of these competitions.
Moreover, Roma will also consider this as an opportunity to avenge their humiliating loss in January. They surely have the home advantage, where they have recorded 16 of the last 20 h2h wins. Expect a hard-fought, but a deserving win for Roma.
Regarding goals, Fiorentina will not just roll over for their opponents. They are fed up with their recent results and will want a respite this Wednesday. They have the confidence of the 7-1 win over Roma, and importantly, the team has found the back of the net in 11 of their last 12 overall matches this season, and in 12 of their last 15 on the road. 11 of the last 12 h2h games also saw them repeating the feat. Expect goals from either direction this Wednesday.
Roma vs Fiorentina Betting Tips
Roma to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).