Fiorentina and Roma meet at Stadio Artemio Franchi, in a match for the 12 th round of Serie A. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, who in the last 7 games won 3, drew 3 and lost 1 But the last time they met at this stadium was on 18-09-2016, for Serie A, which ended with a 1-0 win for Fiorentina. M. Badelj (82 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 16 points won, after 5 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Torino, by (3-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Crotone, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 home league matches Fiorentina has a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, so they have won 10 points out of 15 possible.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 4 games ago. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 18 of the last 25 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 11 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Fiorentina comes to this game with a defeat in the Crotone field, by 2-1, placing a final point to the three successive wins in the championship: the only goal of the team was marked by Benassi. In this home game, coach Stefano Pioli must keep the team in a 4-3-3, with Simeone being the most offensive reference of the home team. To point out that the landlords present a positive performance at home, totaling only one defeat, precisely on the first day, against Sampdoria. For this game, the coach does not have Laurini and Théréau, players who recover from injuries.
After 8 wins and 2 losses, the away team is currently in the 5 th position, with 24 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Bologna by (1-0), after in the previous match they have won at home, in a match against Crotone, by (1-0). This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Champions League, they beat Chelsea at home (3-0). In the last away game in this competition, they have won by (0-1) against Torino.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 4 victories in the last games as a visitor. The defense has been strong and has only had goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 9 of its last 10 games for Serie A, of these 9 came to rest in advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 8 There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 9 of their 24 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Roma come into this game with a huge victory over Chelsea, 3-0, in a match for the group stage of the Champions League. It is important to underline that the visitors add three consecutive victories in the Italian championship. Normally the coach Eusebio Di Francesco acts with four players in the defense, three in the center of the field and three in the attack, being Dzeko the more fixed forward. To point out that the Bosnian Edin Dzeko is the best score of Roma, with 7 goals scored. Everything indicates that the foreign trainer does not have important absences for this game.
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