Our match prediction:
Dzeko and Florenzi secured Roma’s eight triumph in a row in the Serie A over Udinese (2-1). I Giallorossi were far from their best performance in this encounter, but thanks to Udinese’s yet another below par display, the capital club managed to take all three points and strengthen their grip on third place, since Fiorentina recorded a shocking share of spoils with Verona. Roberto Mancini’s charges achieved back-to-back triumphs in the league, thus keeping pace with the top-three and they still have the chance to play in the Champions League next season, but need to end Roma’s impressive winning run. The biggest problem for Inter will be the loss of their top goal scorer, Mauro Icardi, who suffered an injury against Bologna, and the question is whether he will be back in time for the forthcoming clash. I Nerazzurri have been struggling on the road in recent matches and with the latest injury of Icardi and Palacio’s suspension, Mancini’s offensive line will have a hard time breaking through Roma’s tight defense. This is why we predict that red-hot Roma will emerge victorious at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night.
Highligted Player (Perisic):
Ivan Perisic is a Croatian football player born on 2nd of February 1989 in Split. Perisic started his football career in the youth of Hajduk Split where FC Sochaux discovered him by a very young age. After playing for FC Sochaux, Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg Inter Milan transferred him for approximately 17 million euro. Perisic made his debut for the Croatian national team in 2011. Perisic played in all big tournaments so far such as the EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2014. In several EURO 2016 qualification matches Perisic was the captain of the national team.Perisic is known for being a strong right-footed attacking midfielder. Because of his strength and vision it’s hard to win a duel against Perisic. One of Perisic’ biggest weaknesses is his lack of technique which is required to play for the biggest football clubs. Perisic won several prizes in his career but didn’t always play a big role in them. In season 2010/2011 Perisic was topscorer of the highest Belgian football division scoring 22 goals.
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.