Coppa Italia Preview: Roma - Fiorentina
Luis Enrique's rejuvenated side will welcome the Viola to the Eternal City on Wednesday, with the winner advancing to the quarter-finals of the competition
Taddei, Juan, Heinze, Jose Angel
Pjanic, De Rossi, Greco
Lamela, Totti, Bojan
Injuries to defenders Marco Cassetti and Nicolas Burdisso will see Taddei move into a full-back role and Gabriel Heinze partner Juan in central defence. Leading scorer Pablo Osvaldo will likely miss the match with a thigh injury he sustained in training last week.
Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi could rest Valon Behrami after the Switzerland international picked up a knock at the weekend, while Khouma Babacar is still not yet ready to feature for the Viola.
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- Roma are currently enjoying a four-game unbeaten streak following their 2-0 victory over Chievo on Sunday.
- The Giallorossi have scored seven goals in their last three encounters.
- The capital city club have made the Coppa Italia final three times in the last five years, winning the trophy twice during that span.
- Fiorentina have picked up only one win in nine road games this season.
- The Viola have been held scoreless in seven matches away from home this term.
- Rossi's men beat Roma 3-0 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Serie A action in December.
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Top 3 Predictions
Roma 2-0 Fiorentina
- 22.89 %
Roma 2-1 Fiorentina
- 15.8 %
Roma 3-0 Fiorentina
- 12.81 %
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Dec 8, 2013||Roma 2 - Fiorentina 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||May 4, 2013||Fiorentina 0 - Roma 1|
|Italy - Coppa Italia (ITAC)||Jan 16, 2013||Fiorentina 0 - Roma 1|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Dec 8, 2012||Roma 4 - Fiorentina 2|
|Italy - Serie A (ITA1)||Apr 25, 2012||Roma 1 - Fiorentina 2|
|Dec 8, 2013||Roma 2 - Fiorentina 1||ITA1|
|Dec 1, 2013||Atalanta 1 - Roma 1||ITA1|
|Nov 25, 2013||Roma 0 - Cagliari 0||ITA1|
|Nov 10, 2013||Roma 1 - Sassuolo 1||ITA1|
|Nov 3, 2013||Torino 1 - Roma 1||ITA1|
|29||Lorenzo De Silvestri||Defender|
The legendary captain scored his first two goals of the Serie A campaign from the penalty spot in the 2-0 win over Chievo on Sunday. The veteran will now look to replicate that performance and fire his team into the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia.
The young Montenegro international leads the Viola in scoring with nine goals and picked up where he left off before the Christmas break with a brace against Novara in the 3-0 win at the weekend. Will be looking to give the makeshift Roma backline a torrid time on Wednesday.
Roma have put their poor start to life under Luis Enrique behind them and are playing some good football. They should dispose of a Fiorentina side who are very poor away from home.