Saturday’s game at Stadio Artemio Franchi pits together Fiorentina and AS Roma, the two teams who shared the spoils with Torino and Salernitana last weekend. You can live bet on the Italian top-flight league action by using our sportsbook.
Fiorentina: Nothing to Play For
Fiorentina’s league season is effectively over. Its form has dropped off, with just one league win in four ahead of its Europa Conference League final. On top of that, it lost the Italian Cup final 1-2 to Inter Milan, and the team is expected to rest some of its key players on Saturday.
In two weeks, Fiorentina will play its most important game of the season: the Conference final against West Ham. Only a win in that clash will earn the club a spot in the European competitions next season. Despite just two league defeats since mid-February, Fiorentina has nothing but a top-half finish to play for in the final two rounds, so if you’re betting online, don’t expect it to push for the win.
There are no fresh injury concerns ahead of this tie, and we expect limited changes from the hosts. Josip Brekalo and Jonathan Ikone are in line to come into the attack, with Riccardo Saponara and Riccardo Sottil tipped to drop to the bench. Returning to Florence could prove to be a boon for Vincenzo Italiano’s troops, who have found the back of the net eight times in home domestic action since the last time they conceded.
AS Roma: Eyes on Europa League Trophy
José Mourinho’s AS Roma was one of a few European hopefuls that benefitted from Juventus’ points deduction earlier this week. Even so, the revered tactician branded it a joke as he suggested he would have prepared for games differently if the deduction was imposed sooner. AS Roma will hope to put a swift end to its drought with Juventus now breathing down its neck in seventh, yet a run of just one win from 12 away games suggests that will be easier said than done.
The Portuguese boss hunts a trophy and European qualification. Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Fiorentina, Roma is already in the European qualification positions. A top-four finish is probably out of Mourinho’s reach and he will be using the team’s Europa League final date with Sevilla as a back-door option to reach next season’s Champions League.
There is still work to do domestically though, and Roma’s current run of no wins and four draws from its last six league matches does not inspire confidence so we won’t include it in our Serie A picks and parlays. Mourinho will be without Leonardo Spinazzola and Marash Kumbulla until next season due to injury. However, due to the club’s hectic schedule, the veteran boss will rotate his team with Mady Camara, Ola Solbakken, and Diego Llorente set to start in Florence.
Fiorentina vs AS Roma Head-to-Head
The hosts enter this clash on the back of three clean sheets at home but failed to keep the back door closed in all the last eight home games against AS Roma. The visitors are now guaranteed a European place after Inter won the Coppa Italia but only won one of their last eight games across all competitions, failing to score on three occasions.
The two teams shared the points in their last two encounters, with both winning in front of their fans and keeping a clean sheet. Fiorentina has won just two of its 19 Seria A games against sides beginning the round above it in the standings.
Fiorentina vs AS Roma Match Information
- Match: Fiorentina (13-11-12) vs AS Roma (17-9-10)
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 27, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Astemio Franchi, Florence
- Fiorentina vs AS Roma Live stream: fubo.tv
Fiorentina vs AS Roma Betting Lines
Fiorentina vs AS Roma Picks and Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as slight favorites, priced at +140 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Serie A odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
Both teams seem to be distracted by the big games coming up, and a repeat of the draw pattern looks likely. Roma only scoring four in its last five indicates a lack of league firepower. A tight draw that keeps AS Roma on track for a Europa League spot ahead of its final with Sevilla seems a good bet. The visitors head to Budapest next week and should be more than happy with a draw on Saturday.
Fiorentina is listed at +140 in our Vegas Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Fiorentina, you have a chance to win $140. The AS Roma is +200, offering a chance to win $200 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the Serie A betting lines gives Fiorentina a 41.67% chance to win, with AS Roma at 33.33%.