Roma vs Fiorentina – First Meeting

Roma vs. Fiorentina

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Sunday – 8:45pm GMT – the Stadio Olympico.

Roma will host Fiorentina this Sunday, in the Season’s first encounter between the two clubs.

Roma head into a new year with the aim of stepping up a gear and improve their position in the standings this year

During last year, Roma reached the 7th position in the standings after a hard year. Regarding this season, they will have to make an extra effort if they want to be on top of the Serie A.

Attack is the best form of defence, or that is what the saying warns about, and that is what we can say today about the performance of the team last year, which was worth mentioning, with a balance of 68 for and 58 goals against.

Jose Mourinho will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of two of his Roma players.

New season for Fiorentina; they will try to set new goals

During last year, Fiorentina reached the 13th position in the standings after a hard year. For this season, players must train hard and play every game as if it is their last to survive in the Serie A.

In spite of the fact that last year the team survived with a negative record of 59 – 47, now it’s time to evaluate last year’s path in order to complete a better season.

Fiorentina may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Roma v Fiorentina – Head-to-Head.

Roma and Fiorentina have faced each other 58 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Roma’s favour (32 – 12). In addition, eleven of the past 19 meetings between Roma and Fiorentina have resulted in a Roma win. In their most recent meeting of this fixture The Purple One delivered a 1-2 away win. Regarding the statistics of both sides we can expect an electric match with both teams scoring. In fact that is the high possibility, with a 62.5% of both teams finding the net in their first round of the Serie A.

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