Serie A: Fiorentina vs AS Roma Preview


20 December 2019 live

20:45 UTC

Serie A

AS Roma


Fiorentina snapped their losing streak in Serie A (SA) in their last home match against Inter (1-1). However, they have still lost five of their last eight SA matches (W1, D2), with five of those eight ending by a one-goal margin (W1, L4). The only potential source of hope for the home side is the last competitive H2H held here (W 7-1) in January.
On home turf alone, Fiorentina have led at the break here just once in eight home SA matches. In turn, they have scored six of their nine SA goals here after the break (66.67%), with four of them arriving inside the last 30 minutes.
Roma beat Spal on Sunday (3-1) to ensure that their positive streak in all competitions could continue (W4, D2), with ‘La Lupa’ scoring exactly three goals in four of those six matches. The visitors scored all three goals in one half in three of those four fixtures.
The ‘Giallorossi’ have lost just twice on the road this season in all competitions (W5, D4), but have won just two of the last seven competitive H2Hs here (D3, L2). Nevertheless, Roma have found the net here in eight of the last nine mutual meetings, and there have been over 3.5 total goals scored either way in four of the last six competitive H2Hs.

Players to watch: Dusan Vlahovič scored a late goal for Fiorentina last time out, with all of his three SA strikes arriving inside the last 20 minutes of play.
Roma’s Diego Perotti has scored all of his three competitive goals in his last four matches, converting a penalty each time.
Stat attack: Fiorentina have scored over 1.5 SA goals only twice here (W2, D3, L3).
‘La Viola’ have not led at half-time in any of their last ten league outings (HT: D5, L5).
Roma haven’t found the net in three of their last five SA away matches (W2, D2, L1).


What time is kick off?
The match begins at 20:45.