ROM vs FIO Dream11: Roma take on Fiorentina in the Stadio Olimpico, in the 6th round of the Serie A. Roma had a good start to the season and haven’t lost a game all season except for the 3-0 defeat to Hellas Verona that ended in a 0-0 draw but Roma were later handed a loss as they had fielded an ineligible player. They even held league leaders, AC Milan, to a draw and fought well to score a late goal. Fiorentina, on the other hand, had a poor start to the season where they lost 2 of their first 3 games. But have since picked themselves up and now have 2 wins and 1 draw from their last 3 games.
AS Roma vs Fiorentina, Serie A
1st November, 10:30 pm (IST)
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
ROM – WWWDD
FIO – LLDWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last 5 meetings have been somewhat balanced with Roma winning 2, Fiorentina winning 1 and 2 draws being played out.
Last meeting: Roma 2-1 Fiorentina (Serie A, 26th July 2020)
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A) AS Roma Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Nicolo Zaniolo is a long-term injury and will miss this game. Amadou Diawara continues his quarantine and will be unavailable for selection.
Doubtful starters: Davide Santon and Javier Pastore are doubtful and it is unlikely that Paulo Fonseca will rush them back into the team.
Expected changes: In Davide Santon’s absence, Rick Karsdorp should continue to feature. Fonseca played a slightly weakened team against CSKA-Sofia and most of the players who faced AC Milan should be back. Chris Smalling is fit to start and will fit right into the team for the ROM vs FIO Dream11 Prediction game with Marash Kumbulla making way despite scoring the equalizer against AC Milan. The front-three of Pedro Rodriguez, Henrick Mkhitaryan and Edin Dzeko should keep their places.
ROM Playing 11 (probable):
Antonio Mirante (GK)
B) Fiorentina Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Borja Valero and German Pezzella are the confirmed absentees and will miss out with muscle injuries.
Doubtful: Giuseppe Iachini has no doubtful players for the game.
Expected changes: Even Fiorentina fielded a somewhat weakened lineup against Padova in the Coppa Italia in midweek and most of the first team players should be back in the starting side. Christian Kouame and Franck Ribery are expected to lead the line with Martin Caceres, Nikola Milenkovic and Lucas Martinez starting in a three-man defence. New signing, Jose Maria Callejon, may get a start after scoring against Padova and his experience will be useful against a side like Roma. More trusted names like Cristiano Biraghi and Giacomo Bonaventura, will be definite names on the team sheet.
FIO Playing 11 (probable):
Bartlomiej Dragowski (GK)
Jose Maria Callejon
Roma is the clear favourites to win this game with Coral and Betway offering odds of 1.80 and 1.78 on them winning. Despite being behind Roma by just one point, Fiorentina will have to quite literally fight the odds to get the 3 points as the Giallorossi have faced the better opponents and done well. The only top team that Fiorentina have faced is Inter which they lost 4-3. Furthermore, Roma has not lost to Fiorentina in their last three fixtures with 2 wins and a draw. An AS Roma wins the ideal result for the ROM vs FIO Today Match Prediction.
Captain Options –
AS Roma –
Edin Dzeko – Edin Dzeko has racked up 3 goals and an assist in 4 starts this season. He has impressive goals per minute ratio of 117 mins per goal. He has also created a chance or provided a key pass once every 35 minutes. His shot conversion rate this season has been very good at 60%.
Pedro Rodriguez – Pedro has had a decent start to life in Italy with 2 goals so far. He has also created 5 chances and provided 5 key passes with a pass completion rate of 81%. The Spaniard has 56% of his shots on target and has completed 9 dribbles which can be put to good use against Fiorentina.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – With 4 assists in 6 starts, Fiorentina will be wary of the Armenian. He has 9 key passes and 13 chances created so far and have a pass completion rate of 80%. However, he is yet to find the net this season and has failed to convert 6 of his shots on target this season.
Cristian Biraghi – Cristiano Biraghi has made a great start to the season with a goal and 3 assists in 5 starts for the La Violas this season. This is a result of the 9 key passes and 12 chances that he has created. Playing on the wing, he has also whipped in an impressive 11 accurate crosses and will look to cause troubles to Roma on the left-flank.
Franck Ribery – The French talisman has already provided two assists for the club despite starting just 3 of Fiorentina’s 5 games this season. But lack of minutes has not stopped him from being a creative spark in their forward line with 7 key passes and 9 created chances. He also has a pass accuracy of 92% and has completed 50% of all attempted dribbles.
Gaetano Castrovilli – The 23-year-old has had a flying start to the season with 4 goals and an assist so far. He also put in a man of the match performance against Udinese last weekend scoring 2 goals and providing an assist as Fiorentina took all 3 points. This has taken his goals per minute ratio at 107 minutes per goal.
Jordan Veretout – Featuring in the heart of midfield, Veretout has been excellent so far scoring 4 times in 5 starts this season. He is their first-choice penalty-taker and 3 of his goals have been converted from the spot which puts his minutes per goal ratio at an impressive 107 minutes per goal. He also has a pass accuracy of 90%.
Giacomo Bonaventura – The new signing has been very important for Fiorentina this season despite picking up just one assist so far. He has provided 9 key passes and created 10 chances which come to one goal-scoring opportunity every 20 minutes. He also has a pass accuracy of 86% and will look to open up play in Roma’s defensive third.