Our football match prediction:
High-flying Roma will be aiming to extend their winning run in the league to four games when they face Inter at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on Monday evening. The Giallorossi score ten goals in last three league matches and they impressed in a 4-1 triumph over Torino at the weekend. Edin Dzeko scored his 19th goal of the season against Il Toro and the Bosnia international is likely to prove a handful for Inter defenders in Monday’s football match. The Nerazzurri have been producing fine performances under Stefano Pioli this season and they are six points behind the Champions League berth ahead of the visit of Roma. The hosts aim to build on back-to-back victories over Empoli and Bologna and we predict that they will find the net in the Serie A derby. Given Roma’s attacking potential, we would not be surprised if the two teams play out a high-scoring draw in Milano.
Highlighted Player (Miranda):
Miranda is a Brazilian central defender who plays for Internazionale in Serie A. He began his career at the Brazilian club Coritiba and within a year moved to French club Sochaux. But after failing to establish himself even there, he was soon back in Brazil with Sao Paulo. It was only during the five years at Sao Paulo that Miranda earned his name as a tough centre back. In 2011, he made a move to Atletico Madrid and was a key member of Diego Simeone’s hard-tackling defensive unit. Miranda’s tenure at Atletico was laced with many titles including La Liga and UEFA Europa League. He made his full international debut for Brazil in 2009 and was a key member of the squad that won the Confederations Cup that year. Miranda represented Brazil only 27 times so far but has established himself as a regular for new coach Dunga, after replacing Thiago Silva.
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.