Firenze welcomes AS Roma for Serie A’s 20th matchday as Fiorentina look to increase their winning streak to four games. AS Roma are on the second place in Serie A with 41 points out of 19 matches while Fiorentina are on the sixth with 30 points.
Fiorentina qualified for the next Coppa Italia round after a generic 3-1 win over Atalanta where the always criticized Mario Gomez scored a brace. Fans are containing their excitement to see if the German player can continue his impressive form against Roma. They might not have had a consistent form throughout the first half of the league, but they are displaying good results against team placed higher in the table. This time around they will have to face Roma without Ilicic, Aquilani and Savicic who is suspended.
For some reason Roma are faltering as of late, having managed only a draw against a 10th placed Palermo side. This has made the distance between them and Juventus to five points, and summed up only one win in four Serie A matches. The Giallorossi conceded only 14 goals in the first half of the season mainly due to De Sanctis being amazing in the goal line and Maicon leading the defensive line. AS Roma also won their last five meetings against Fiorentina, including the last 2-0 win from back in August. Manolas and Ashley Cole are under doubt for Roma, the latter receiving a hit in the face that left him confused for a while.
When betting on goals for this particular match take into account the fact that Fiorentina only managed to score one goal in their last four head to head matches with AS Roma. Bet365 gives Fiorentina the edge for the Sunday clash with 2.40 odds to win as opposed to Roma’s 3.10. Over 2.5 goals with 2.05 odds, Mario Gomez with 2.50 odds to score, El Babacar and Destro with 3.00, Totti and Cuadrado with 3.20 while Iturbe, Borriello and El Hamdaoui have 3.40 odds to score anytime. We are betting 5 units on Roma to score in both halves with 4.33 odds from Bet365.