Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Following a 1-0 loss to Milan at Stadio San Siro, Fiorentina will be looking to put an end to keep their Europa League hopes alive when they host Roma to their Stadio Artemio Franchi on Monday evening. The Viola aim to put an end to their three-game losing run, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the Giallorossi. Both Odriozola and Castrovilli are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The Romans, on the other hand, failed to impress in a goalless draw with Bologna. Since Roma head into the match following the Conference League encounter with Leicester City, tired legs could prove to be a big problem for the visiting side. Fiorentina are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Monday’s showdown. Jose Mourinho can’t count on Armenia star Henrikh Mkhitaryan for the “Artemio Franchi” showdown.
Highlighted Player (Erick Pulgar):
Eric Pulgar is a Chilean international who started his senior career at Deportes Antofagasta. Pulgar is a 186-cm-tall midfielder, who is capable of playing as a centre back as well and he is well known for his speed. After making 38 league appearances for the club he joined fellow Chilean outfit Universidad Catolica in 2014.
The deal was confirmed on 28 June, 2014 and the Chilean defender joined los Cruzados for a fee of $ 500 000. In 2015 he decided to move to Europe and he signed a contract with Bologna for an undisclosed fee. The deal was sealed on 20 August. Erick Pulgar represented Chile at the 2016 Copa America, but he made no more than one appearance for La Roja at the tournament in USA.
He came on as a substitute to replace injured midfielder Pablo Hernandez in a 2-0 win over Colombia. It is well known that Chile won the 2016 Copa America, beating star-studded Argentina in the title game.
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.