With a win today, AS Roma can inch closer to a domestic title. But La Viola has dominated at home and should continue that trend.
Roma will be going out strong today in order to inch closer to a Coppa Italia title. Zdeněk Zeman's men are already off the pace for Europa or Champions League games and the lucrative money that comes with it, and so a win in the Cup may be the spark that boosts them.
The good news is that Roma has scored close to two goals per away game (1.81), but the bad news is that it has let in the same amount. Despite not having drawn a match away from the Stadio Olimpico this season, the draw at 3.65 is a very possible reality. But do keep in mind that Roma has lost two straight - including a 1-0 loss to Catania - while also losing three straight on the road.
I don't envision the visitors to head back to the capital with full points, but should you fancy Lamela, Totti and Osvaldo to deliver in this big game then take a look at the outright win for 3.75 over at Uwin.com. Those are heavy odds for a squad with a heavy artillery.
Like the visitors, Fiorentina has had a rough start to 2013, opening with two consecutive losses - including a 2-0 home loss to lowly US Pescara which was its first loss of the year at home. The hosts' overall record at the Stadio Artemio Franchi is a very strong 7-1-2 (W-L-T), with a goal difference of +13 in those contests.
Though lacking in total goals behind Roma's terrific trio, Fiorentina has seen consistent performances from both Stefan Jovetic (8 goals) and Luca Toni (6 goals), and should that continue here today you should back the hosts at a decent 1.92. To lead at halftime, they are being issued at 2.36.
With Roma being the highest scoring team in Serie A while also conceding close to two per game on the road, combined with Fiorentina's strong scoring prowess, definitely consider the over bets here. As expected, the O2.5 is quite low - with odds of 1.44, while the O3.5 is at 2.10 - odds usually reserved for the 2.5. So bookies expect a high scoring affair.
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