Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Olimpico will host Sunday’s football game between Roma and Fiorentina, the two old rivals. The Romans have been in a splendid form of late, but that will not help them book their place in the Champions League. The Giallorossi aim to represent Italy in the Europa League group stages, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Fiorentina. Even though Nikola Kalinic found the net in a 6-1 win over Spal, Edin Dzeko is likely to lead the line for the hosts. The likes of Mirante, Ibanez, Fazio, Santon, and Under remain in the recovery room. The Viola, on the other hand, did well to hold Inter to a goalless draw in Milano on Matchday 35. Fiorentina aim to finish the season in great manner, but we are tempted to put our money on the capital club as they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Castrovilli is banned, while Dragowski and Benassi are sidelined with injury for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Justin Kluivert):
The son of the famous Patrick Kluivert, Justin, started his career at the same club as his father, AFC Ajax, alongside his brother Quincy Kluivert, who is currently without club. His second brother Ruben is also a football player at FC Utrecht. Justin Kluivert is following the footsteps of his famous father.
He made his first appearance for Jong Ajax in Eerste Divisie on September 2016 and four months later, in January 2017, he appeared in Ajax senior squad against PEC Zwolle. Soon after that, Kluivert netted his first goal against Excelsior, on 19th March 2017, ten years and one day after his father’s last career goal.
During his spell at Ajax, the left-winger, who can also play on the right flank, recorded 44 appearances, with 12 goals and 9 assists on his tally in the Eredivisie. Serie A giants Roma signed the Dutch teenager for a fee of €17.2 million on July 1st 2018. He made his debut for the Netherlands national team on 26th March 2018.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accommodate 47282 supporters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in club history.
One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the European Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.
Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.