Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After sharing the spoils with Juventus at the weekend, Roma will look to return to winning ways when they face Monza in the Serie A round 4. The Giallorossi showed character in the Allianz Stadium draw, and they are surely capable of beating the newcomers in the Eternal City. Tammy Abraham, who scored the equalizer at the weekend, will continue to lead the line for the hosts, while all Nicolo Zaniolo, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Ebrima Darboe remain in the recovery room.
The Biancorossi, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level, with the team losing each of their first three games of the season. Monza are stuck at the bottom, and seeing that Roma have turned their Stadio Olimpico into a real fortress, we predict that the visiting side will return home empty-handed. All Dany Mota, Marco D’Alessandro, Andrea Ranocchia, and Pablo Mari Villar should miss out with injuries for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Rui Patricio):
Sporting Lisbon and Portugal national team goalkeeper Rui Patricio is a one-club man. He was reportedly close to signing with Serie A giants Inter Milan during the 2008 of-season, but he remained in his club where he will most likely hang up his boots when the time comes. The 28-year-old shot stopper spent most of his career with the Lions making his debut with the first-team at only 18 years of age.
Rui Patricio went on to appear in more than 350 official games for the Portugal greats and remains the first-choice keeper for his club and country. Having gone through all the youth selections with the national team, Rui Patricio was given his first senior cap in 2010 after Paulo Bento’s appointment.
Rui Patricio represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and three European Championships. The 28-year-old was the mainstay in Portugal’s historic Euro 2016 title in France.