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Preview: Fiorentina – AS Roma

Although Fiorentina is only two positions below AS Roma in the Serie A table, the difference between the two teams is a big one: eight points and the Romans have one match in hand.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Fiorentina have avoided defeat in 23 of their last 25 home games in Serie A (SA), losing only 2-1 to Empoli and Sampdoria, and have scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 20.

There have been less than 3 goals in 6 of Fiorentina’s last 7 home games against Roma in all competitions, with the Stefano Pioli’s side winning just 1 of those matches, which was their 1-0 victory in this fixture last season.

Roma have made an excellent start to the campaign, winning 8 of their first 10 SA matches, but they did lose 3-1 and 1-0 at home to Inter Milan and Napoli.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side come into this weekend’s round of fixtures having conceded the fewest goals in SA this season (5), which is 3 less than Napoli and Inter Milan (both 8), who have played a game more.

Roma have won their last 11 away games in SA, scoring a total of 32 goals and conceding only 6 in the process, as well as keeping a clean sheet in their last 4.

 

Missing players

Fiorentina: P. Hristov (muscle injury), R. Saponara (foot injury)

AS Roma: R. Karsdorp (knee injury), B. Peres (injury), P. Schick (injury), G. Defrel (doubtful), Emerson (doubtful).