AS Roma will now travel to Stadio Artemio Franchi to face Fiorentina as Roma look to end their win drought in the league.
AS Roma are given a lifeline to make a comeback for the Champions League spot after Juventus are given a 10-point deduction. However, they need to win the remaining games but still, their berth is unlikely to be confirmed. With 60 points, they currently occupy 6th place in the league, four points behind 4th place AC Milan. Roma need support from other teams to get the permutations and combinations in their favor. Prior to that, they must win their remaining games in the league and their recent form has been dismal. The only reason they are trailing in Serie A is because they haven't won a single game since April 17th. Although injuries to key players like Paulo Dybala have contributed to their recent drought, they must bring their best game to win the remaining games.
After finishing 7th in the league last season, Fiorentina have had a disappointing season this year. Currently, they are 11th in the league with 13 wins, 11 draws, and 12 losses. Inconsistency cost them the season, but now they will be looking to finish it off on a high note. Having lost to Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia final after leading early, Fiorentina comes into this match on the back of heartbreak. As Fiorentina only won two games in their last eight league games, they will hope to finish the league with a series of wins ahead of the Europa Conference League final on 8th June. Their most influential player has been Lucas Martinez Quarta, who has played a pivotal role in defence this season.
Roma have been plagued by injuries throughout the season, and the worries are not going away any time soon. Paulo Dybala has become a major concern for them since he injured his ankle. He is expected to return just in time for the Europa League final. A knock picked up by Gigi Wijnaldum in the last game also makes him part of the injury list and makes him unlikely to feature in the upcoming match. After suffering a thigh injury in the second leg against Bayer Leverkusen, Leonardo Spinazzola is also expected to miss this game.
There are no injury concerns for Fiorentina going into this match. In spite of that, they will have the services of their second-choice goalkeeper, Salvatore Sirigu who is out of action due to Achilles tendon damage.
In the head-to-head contest between AS Roma and Fiorentina, AS Roma dominates. Among the last 31 matches, AS Roma have won 18 games, while Fiorentina have won eight. The last meeting between the two teams ended in a 2-0 victory for Roma.
Fiorentina vs AS Roma match will be televised on BT Sport 2 in the UK.
Expert Insight: A Champions League spot for next season is still on the table for AS Roma, but they need other teams' support. Although Fiorentina do not have much to play for in the league, they will hope to finish the season on a high note before going to the Europa Conference League final against West Ham United. This match is expected to be a close one.