Roma vs Fiorentina: Team News, Betting Tips, Predictions
|Roma vs Fiorentina: Date and Time, preview, team news, watch live, predictions|
The 2021–22 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) will be the 120th season of top-tier Italian football, the 90th in a round-robin tournament, and the 12th since its organization under an own league committee, the Lega Serie A. Inter Milan are the defending champions.
Roma vs Fiorentina: Date and Time
Start date: 23 Aug 2021 01:45
Venue: Stadio Olimpico
Roma played against Fiorentina in 2 matches this season. Currently, Roma rank 3rd, while Fiorentina hold 2nd position.
Roma vs Fiorentina: Head-To-Head
Associazione Sportiva Roma, commonly referred to as Roma (Italian pronunciation: [ˈroːma]), is an Italian professional football club based in Rome. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma have participated in the top-tier of Italian football for all of their existence except for the 1951–52 season. Roma have won Serie A three times, in 1941–42, 1982–83 and 2000–01, as well as nine Coppa Italia titles and two Supercoppa Italiana titles. In European competitions, Roma has won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960–61 and were runners-up in the 1983–84 European Cup and the 1990–91 UEFA Cup.
Fifteen players have won the FIFA World Cup while playing at Roma: Ferraris, Guaita and Masetti (1934); Donati, Monzeglio and Serantoni (1938); Bruno Conti (1982); Rudi Voller and Berthold (1990); Aldair (1994); Candela (1998); Cafu (2002); Daniele De Rossi, Simone Perrotta and Francesco Totti (2006).
Fiorentina has won two Italian Championships, in 1955–56 and again in 1968–69, as well as six Coppa Italia trophies and one Supercoppa Italiana. On the European stage, Fiorentina won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1960–61 and lost the final one year later. They finished runners-up in the 1956–57 European Cup, losing against Real Madrid, and also came close to winning the 1989–90 UEFA Cup, finishing as runners-up against Juventus after losing the first leg in Turin and drawing in the second one in Avellino.
Roma vs Fiorentina: Predictions
Fiorentina to Continue Scoring Streak
Roma may have drawn 0-0 in the Europa League in midweek, but in Serie A they’ve been a much more open side. The Giallorossi ended AC Milan’s perfect start in a 3-3 draw earlier this week, taking them onto 11 goals in five matches.
However, Roma have also conceded 10 times in those five games. The Giallorossi have shipped two in both home league games this term, including a victory over newly promoted Benevento.
Meanwhile, Fiorentina have shown themselves as one of the most exciting sides to watch in Serie A after scoring 10 times in their five games. Fiorentina have scored twice in each of their last five games in all competitions, while their results on the road have brought a 2-2 draw at Spezia and a 4-3 loss at Inter.
As a result, we’re backing over 1.5 Fiorentina goals in our predictions here. The visitors are well priced to score a couple, while we think they are good enough to hold Roma to a draw. The hosts’ last two games this week have finished level, so a 2-2 draw is our correct score prediction.
Roma have conceded 10 goals in their opening five games
The hosts have conceded twice in each of their home games in Serie A this term
Fiorentina are averaging two goals per game in the league
The visitors have found the net at least twice in five straight games
Roma vs Fiorentina: Match previews
Generally dominating more modest opposition but tending to crumble when facing their main top-four rivals, such as Juventus, Atalanta and city rivals Lazio - each of whom they have lost to in the past few weeks - the Giallorossi were once more thwarted in their quest to sustain a push for a long overdue Scudetto.
After the game, coach Paulo Fonseca sought to avoid excuses and bluntly accepted his side's flaws, acknowledging that they are often "missing something" against the big clubs. Chastened once again, the capital club may enjoy taking on an unimpressive Fiorentina team in this midweek round of fixtures far more - with the Tuscan team much more fitting the profile of opposition that they can tear open with their typically slick passing and clinical finishing displays.
Roma have certainly held the edge over them in recent times, going unbeaten in their last five Serie A meetings - including the reverse fixture earlier this season, which saw Fonseca's men win 2-0 at Stadio Olimpico in November. Nonetheless, the pressure to repeat the dose will be intense, given how things are panning out at the sharp end of the table.
Currently embroiled in a hotly-contested seven-way battle for European places next term, Roma are now just three points above Napoli and Lazio in the standings. After crashing out of the Coppa Italia to humble Spezia and having subsequently dropped off the pace in the title race, under-fire Fonseca is now expected to seal a return to the continent's top table next term.
Looking to win only their second top-flight match on the road and claim successive league victories for the first time this season, Fiorentina visited fellow mid-table outfit Udinese on Sunday, but were frustrated to come away without a share of the spoils after Ilija Nestorovski's late winner for the Bianconeri.
Young Serbian centre-back Nikola Milenkovic was at fault for the only goal of the game, at the end of a week when he was heavily linked with a summer switch to Premier League giants Manchester United.
How to watch Roma vs Fiorentina live
Football fans from Italy can enjoy live streaming and TV coverage of Italian Serie A 2021 on Sky Sport and DAZN TV channels. Live Streaming will also available on DAZN app and website on subscription only basis. Soccer fans from United States can enjoy live TV telecast of Serie A 2021-22 on CBS Sports. Sub Saharan Africa including South Africa Football enthusiasts can watch live streaming of Serie A on SuperSport TV channel, App and Website.
Setanta Sports will televise Serie A in Central Asia. Indian Football fans can watch live streaming of all the matches of Serie A on SonyLiv. Sony Sports Network holds the official broadcast rights to televise Serie A 2021-22 in India. beIN Sports has acquired TV rights to cover live streaming of Serie A in Australia and France. Football fans from Germany can watch live TV telecast of all the matches of Serie A on DAZN TV. Spanish Football fans can watch live streaming of Italian Serie A 2021/22 on Movistar+ TV channel and its digital platforms.
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