Our match prediction:
AS Roma will host the home game against Genoa on Sunday afternoon in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. After a difficult period AS Roma was able to set a good result against Napoli in Naples. The club from the capital of Italy is currently 5th on the table having 1 point less than Juventus in order to finish top 4 and 7 points less than leader Inter Milan. Getting back in the title race will be a hard but should stay the goal for AS Roma this season. Genoa on the other hand managed to be a very stable team in the Italian Serie A; this season the team is performing disappointing being placed 17th on the table. Il Grifone lost 3 games in a row and won't have a lot of confidence for the game against AS Roma. In the past 8 confrontations between both teams in the Stadio Olimpico AS Roma managed to win all of them. We predict AS Roma to keep the 3 points at home; manager Rudi García will have to make some changes in his squad in order to continue the title race after the winter break. Not finishing top 4 would be a disaster for AS Roma.
Highligted Player (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 (Genoa):
Genoa Football Club is an Italian football club founded in 1893 and is the oldest Italian football club in the nation. The club plays it’s home gamesin the Stadio Luigi Ferraris which holds a capacity of 41 000 seats. Genoa FC shares the stadium with their rival UC Sampdoria. The club colours of Genoa are Red and Blue. Genoa FC is also known as Grifoni.Genoa FC has a very rich football history. The club won the Serie A in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1915, 1923 and 1924.Since 1924 the club didn’t won any major prizes. Like almost every football club in Italy the Genoa FC history has it’s black pages as well. Important players in the history of Genoa FC are: Gilardino, Toni and Hernan Crespo.