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Serie A Preview: Fiorentina - Roma

Vincenzo Montella's team will hope to maintain their momentum and craft a victory in Florence...

By Subhankar Mondal

Alberto Gilardino - Fiorentina (Getty Images)
PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Fiorentina: Boruc; Comotto, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual; Behrami, Montolivo, Vargas; Santana; Gilardino, Mutu

Fiorentina


Roma: Doni; N. Burdiosso, Mexes, Juan, Riise; Pizarro, De Rossi; Taddei, Perrotta, Menez; Totti

Roma


DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Fiorentina head into Week 30 in eighth place in Serie A with 40 points, nine points off the final Europa League slot.
  • The Viola have won eight games at home in the league this season, losing three and drawing three.
  • Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side have won their last two league encounters without conceding a goal and are unbeaten in their last four Serie A matches.
  • The Gigliati have shipped 11 goals at home in the league this campaign –that’s as many as Milan and Udinese and fewer than Inter, Lazio and Roma.
  • Roma are sixth in the league standings with 49 points from 29 matches, four points off the final Champions League slot.
  • The Giallorossi defeated Lazio 2-0 in Serie A last weekend for what was their fifth successive Rome derby triumph, which also includes a Coppa Italia victory earlier this year.
  • Vincenzo Montella has yet to lose a single league encounter in charge of Roma, having led his team to three wins in four.
  • The Lupi have the third worst defensive record away from home in the championship, having shipped 27 times.


LAST MEETING


November 10, 2010: Roma 3-2 Fiorentina

Fabio Simplicio broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time for Roma and six minutes into the second-half Marco Borriello doubled the former Italian champions’ advantage. However, Alberto Gilardino halved the deficit in the 69th minute but Simone Perrotta restored Roma’s two-goal cushion minutes later. Gaetano D'Agostino netted the second for the Viola a minute before normal time but Roma held on for a 3-2 victory.

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Head to Head
Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Dec 8, 2013 AS Roma 2 - Fiorentina 1
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ May 4, 2013 Fiorentina 0 - AS Roma 1
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Italy - Coppa Italia ‎(ITAC)‎ Jan 16, 2013 Fiorentina 0 - AS Roma 1
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Dec 8, 2012 AS Roma 4 - Fiorentina 2
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Apr 25, 2012 AS Roma 1 - Fiorentina 2
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Last Five Matches
AS Roma
Apr 12, 2014AS Roma 3 - Atalanta 1SR-A
Apr 6, 2014Cagliari 1 - AS Roma 3SR-A
Apr 2, 2014AS Roma 4 - Parma 2SR-A
Mar 30, 2014Sassuolo 0 - AS Roma 2SR-A
Mar 25, 2014AS Roma 2 - Torino 1SR-A
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
31Artur BorucGoalkeeper
23Manuel PasqualDefender
14Cesare NataliDefender
5Alessandro GamberiniDefender
25Gianluca ComottoDefender
66Juan VargasMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
85Valon BehramiMidfielder
-Mario SantanaMidfielder
-Adrian MutuStriker
11Alberto GilardinoStriker
1Neto Goalkeeper
-Michele CamporeseDefender
30Marco DonadelMidfielder
8Adem LjajicStriker
10Gaetano D'AgostinoMidfielder
29Lorenzo De SilvestriDefender
-Khouma BabacarStriker
32DoniGoalkeeper
3John Arne RiiseDefender
-JuanDefender
5Philippe MexesDefender
-Nicolas BurdissoDefender
16Daniele De RossiMidfielder
20Simone PerrottaMidfielder
7David PizarroMidfielder
7Jérémy MenezMidfielder
10Francesco TottiStriker
11Rodrigo TaddeiMidfielder
1Bogdan LobonţGoalkeeper
-Paolo CastelliniDefender
19Leandro GrecoMidfielder
-Aleandro RosiMidfielder
-Fabio Henrique SimplicioMidfielder
-Matteo BrighiMidfielder
22Marco BorrielloStriker
Probable Lineups
Artur Boruc 31
Manuel Pasqual 23
Cesare Natali 14
Alessandro Gamberini 5
Gianluca Comotto 25
Juan Vargas 66
Riccardo Montolivo 18
Valon Behrami 85
Mario Santana 0
Adrian Mutu 0
Alberto Gilardino 11
Doni 32
John Arne Riise 3
Juan 0
Philippe Mexes 5
Nicolas Burdisso 0
Daniele De Rossi 16
Simone Perrotta 20
David Pizarro 7
Jérémy Menez 7
Francesco Totti 10
Rodrigo Taddei 11
Prediction
Editor's Prediction
Roma 0
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