Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Sunday’s football game at Stadio Olimpico pits together Roma and Salernitana, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Roma revived their Champions League hopes thanks to a 1-0 win over Sampdoria, while Salernitana are fighting tooth and nail to secure the Serie A survival. The Giallorossi are five points behind top four, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Both Spinazzola and Veretout continue to miss out with injuries, while Pellegrini is banned. Zaniolo faces race against clock to be fit for the match. The rock-bottom side, on the other hand, are nine points behind the safe zone, and given their poor run of results (0-2-3), we predict that the visitors will return home from the trip to Rome. To make things even worse for the visiting side, both Fazio and Bonazzoli are sidelined through suspension.
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.