Fiorentina all but secured the 4th place that leads to Europa League, as they get ready to host AS Roma on Saturday. Roma is tipped by the bookies to win this match and record their 8th Serie A win in a row, thus preventing Juventus to be declared Champions just yet.
Fiorentina comes from a 3-5 win over Hellas Verona in which Viola were very close to let the game slip out of their hands and hand the three points to the hosts. Their form would guarantee them a good run in Europa League, only that their eyes are set much higher; they are 9 points short of the Champions League spot occupied by Napoli. With only five more rounds to go the task looks rather impossible to achieve, and in this specific game they are seen as the underdogs.
AS Roma are looking rather sharp now, with only 8 goals against them in the last seven Serie A wins, they have midfielders willing to score and a distance of eight points between them and Juventus. Their strikers comprise the second most prolific attack in Serie A and Ljajic looks the shoe in for the goalscorer market, perhaps to score at any time would be most fitting or to score last. Even though Roma play away from Stadio Olimpico, this game would further cement their intentions in Europe.
Betfair has 3.10 odds for a Fiorentina win, 3.35 for a draw and a winning margin for Roma by a goal was set up at 4.00. Ljajic to score at any time is at 3.20, Totti at 3.00 and Aquilani at 5.00. We are going to bet 8 units on an outright AS Roma win at 2.30 with the same bookie.
Fiorentina: Team’s Formation
AS Roma: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
an outright AS Roma win