Our football match prediction:
Roma will be looking to bounce back from a shocking 3-2 loss to Sampdoria when they take on Cesena in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. La Samp put an end to Roma’s six-game winning run in all competitions and, no doubt, Luciano Spalletti’s troops are eager to return to winning ways. It is well known that over the years Roma have turned Stadio Olimpico into a real fortress and we predict that the capital club will advance to the Italian Cup semis without any difficulties. By beating the likes of Empoli and Sassuolo on the road Cesena set up a meeting with Roma in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, but the Romans are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the Serie B side than their previous rivals. Cesena’s main goal is to secure the Serie B survival and they are unlikely to upset Roma in Wednesday’s football match in the “Eternal City”.
Highlighted Player (Daniele De Rossi):
Daniele De Rossi is one of the most impressive products of Roma’s youth academy. De Rossi played as a striker at the start of his career, but he has since developed into one of world’s leading holding midfielders. The Italian footballer plays as a centre back as well and he has been a part of Roma since 2001. De Rossi was born on 24 July, 1983 in the capital of Italy and he has 16 caps for Italy U21 team. The Roma midfielder won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy as they defeated France in the title game. De Rossi is well known for his tackling, vision, brilliant passing and awareness and he is capable of reading the game. The Italian footballer made 24 appearances for Roma in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign and he represented Italy at the 2016 European Championship finals. However, the Azzurri failed to record a good result at the tournament in France as they were beaten by Germany in the quarter-finals.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma are a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend. “The Prince of Rome” made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.