Our football match prediction:
Roma will be looking to extend their winning run in the Serie A to four games when they take on Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday. The Romans have been impressive at the back of late and you should bear in mind that they managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last three league games. The Giallorossi aim to climb to the Champions League berth in the standings and seeing that Fiorentina failed to impress in a 2-1 loss to Crotone at the weekend, we are tempted to put our money on the capital club this time out. The Viola have been having their ups and downs this season and considering that they struggle in matches against top-table sides, away win appears on the horizon. In their last meeting in the Italian top flight Roma hammered Fiorentina 4-0, with Edin Dzeko scoring a brace for the Stadio Olimpico outfit and, no doubt, the Bosnian international is going to pose a big threat for the opposition back-line in Sunday’s football match at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Highlighted Player (Vincent Laurini):
Vincent Laurini started his senior career at the age of 19 as he played for Italy amateur club Fossombrone. The full-back made 54 league appearances for the club between 2008 and 2010 and during that period Carpi scouts spotted him. He signed for Carpi in 2010 and one year later he signed a new five-year deal with Biancorossi. Laurini played 57 games for Carpi and in 2012 he decided to move to Empoli. The Empoli full-back was born in Thionville, France, but he is eligible to play for both France and Italy. Laurini wears No. 2 shirt for the Azzurri and he made 25 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. He scored one goal for Empoli during the season as he helped the team pick up one point from the match against Sampdoria. Despite being right-footed, he is capable of playing as a left-back. Laurini’s contract with Empoli expires on 30 June, 2018.
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.