Fiorentina – Roma 04.05.2013
Fiorentina are brimming with confidence ahead of the clash against Roma
following an impressive 3:0 win over Sampdoria at the weekend. With both sides very motivated and attack-minded, I believe there is a value in betting on goals in this game.
Fiorentina continued their brilliant run in Serie A by beating Sampdoria on the road meaning the team are currently sitting in 3rd position in the standings, one point adrift of Champions League places. Viola’s showings have been especially brilliant up front, with the team scoring 65 goals in 34 matches played this term, and I believe they are likely to adopt another attack-minded approach against Roma on Saturday. Vicenzo Montella’s men face an easy task in last three rounds, with the team travel to Siena and Pescara, while they welcome Palermo, all three teams sitting in the dangerous zone. Fiorentina have not lost in Serie A in last four encounters, although that record will be put to a serious test against hungry Roma, who are fighting for a spot in European competitions. With exactly 19 goals scored in Viola’s last four home games, we could easily see another high-scoring clash at Artemio Franchi stadium.
Match: Fiorentina – Roma 20.45h
League: Serie A
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.50
Roma, on the other hand, are having another average season. In best-case scenario, Giallorossi will finish the campaign in Europa League places. With four games to spare Aurelio Andreazzoli’s team occupy 5th place in the standings, but with a tough schedule to face. Even if Roma fails to finish in European places, the team could secure their place in the European competitions through the Italian Cup, where they take on bitter local rivals Lazio in the final. Giallorossi are currently on a five-game unbeaten run in the league and the team’s displays have been promising up front in the last few rounds. Franchesco Totti is playing like a teenager, the Prince of Rome have scored 12 goals this season and together with attacking duo Osvaldo – Lamela, who scored 15 goals each, Roma have been excellent up front. I believe Roma are likely to produce another attacking performance when they take on Fiorentina at Artemio Franchi, therefore, there is every chance we will see another entertaining game with lots of goals netted.