Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Roma will be aiming to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Milan when they take on Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Matchday 25. The Romans are eager to regain their spot in top four, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s football match. The likes of Ibanez, Zaniolo, and Dzeko remain in the recovery room, while defender Smalling is rated doubtful for the game.
In Dzeko’s absence, Borja Mayoral will continue to lead the line for the visitors. The Viola, on the other hand, are seven points clear of the relegation zone following the loss at Udinese. Fiorentina are not having a season to remember, and seeing that the Gialorossi are desperate to return to winning ways, away win should be considered. Both Kouame and Bonaventura are sidelined through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Franck Ribery):
After playing for the likes of Boulougne, Ales, Brest and Metz in France, Frank Ribery joined Galatasaray in 2005, but he spent no more than six months at the club. The French winger, who was born on 7 April, 1983, returned to Ligue 1, signing a deal with Olympique Marseille. Ribery scored 11 goals in 60 league appearances for the OM and Bayern Munich scouts spotted him during the 2006/2007 season.
The French footballer signed a four-year deal with the Bavarians on 7 June, 2007 for a fee of €25 million. Ribery has been playing for the German giants ever since and it has to be noted that he won his sixth Bundesliga trophy in the 2015/2016 season and the Champions League title in 2013.
The Bayern Munich ace played for France at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and he made it to the final of the tournament with les Tricolores. He has 13 caps for France U21 team. Ribery’s younger brothers Francois and Steven are footballers as well.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma is 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 Rom made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.