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  • January 11, 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Olimpico, Roma
  • Referee: A. De Marco
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Coppa Italia Preview: Roma - Fiorentina

Coppa Italia Preview: Roma - Fiorentina

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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


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

ROMA


Stekelenburg
Taddei, Juan, Heinze, Jose Angel
Pjanic, De Rossi, Greco
Lamela, Totti, Bojan


FIORENTINA



Boruc
Gamberini, Natali, Nastasic
Cassani, Lazzari, Montolivo, Kharja, Vargas

Jovetic, Ljajic


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.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

Players to watch

F. Totti

Position: Attacker

Games: 2

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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.

 

S. Jovetić

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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 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.

Editor's Prediction

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Roma

Fiorentina

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

AS Roma ROM
AS Roma Roma
Draw
ACF Fiorentina FIO
ACF Fiorentina Fiorentina
78%

Top 3 Predictions

AS Roma ROM
2 - 0
ACF Fiorentina FIO
AS Roma ROM
2 - 1
ACF Fiorentina FIO
AS Roma ROM
3 - 0
ACF Fiorentina FIO

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