Roma - Fiorentina Betting Preview: Garcia's men to tame their free-scoring guests

Despite being one of the most exciting teams in Serie A this season, Al Hain-Cole expects La Viola to struggle to find the net in a low-scoring game at the Stadio Olimpico
Roma will be desperate to return to winning ways when they welcome Fiorentina to the Stadio Olimpico in a heavyweight Serie A clash on Sunday.

After opening the season with a record 11 consecutive victories, Rudi Garcia’s men have now drawn each of their last four, but are 19/20 (1.95) favourites with Coral to rediscover their winning touch in this one.

La Viola have won eight of their last 11 league games on the road and are available at 11/4 (3.75) to move within three points of their opponents with victory in the capital.

Having being held to a stalemate in each of their last four, there are odds of 5/2 (3.50) on offer on i Giallorossi settling for a single point once again.

While the hosts have surprised everyone with their incredibly consistent performances so far this campaign, their opponents are fast becoming a favourite among neutrals for their array of attacking displays, including a breathless 4-2 win over Juventus and last week’s epic 4-3 victory over Verona.

However, those expecting to see more end-to-end football on Sunday may want to think again, as Garcia has shown himself more than capable of neutralising prolific opposition attacks since arriving in Italy.

Fellow high scorers Inter Milan and Napoli have both come into games against these opponents in confident spirits in front of goal, only to fail to break down a defence that has still only conceded a measly four goals in 14 games so far.

Having failed to hit the net either of their last two games on the road in all competitions, it would be no surprise if Vincenzo Montella’s men failed to find their attacking rhythm against such resilient opponents, and odds of 10/11 (1.91) look too good to pass up on under 2.5 goals being scored.

That bet would have paid out in each of Roma’s last seven and four of Fiorentina’s last six away games in the league, so should be more than safe in a tense encounter on Sunday.
Under 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with Coral

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.