The most exciting game of this Serie A round takes place on Saturday nights when two in-form teams meet on Olympico in Rome. The hosts are trailing the leaders by nine points and are three behind Fiorentina, so this game will provide them with the opportunity of closing the gap and tying the visitors for the fourth place. At a first glance it might seem like AS Roma is favorite to win, but their opponents are undefeated in nine consecutive games and have prevailed the last time the two teams met in Rome.
Bet: Draw or Fiorentina
Odds: Bet365 1.80
Fiorentina has earned 29 points so far and if they win tonight, they will leapfrog Inter Milano who plays a very difficult match on Sunday afternoon. A form comparison chart will highlight the fact that the visitors are the team of the moment in Italy right now, and that’s why the odds seem to be irrationally high. A closer look at the recent victories will show the fact that the opponents were mostly teams struggling in the second half of the standings, but the same applies to AS Roma.
The hosts built their own winning streak at the expense of weak opponents and the European performance is anything but impressive. Coaches Zdeněk Zeman and Vincenzo Montella will be hard pressed to come up with a strategy that enables them to unleash the offensive prowess, without taking chances with the back line. Borja Valero and David Pizarro can be just as dangerous as the strikers and unless the hosts manage to close the gaps existing in the defense, either of them could score the winning goal.
Going against the current hand backing the underdogs is never an easy thing to do, but successful punters do it on a daily basis. In this case, Bet365 almost compels us to recommend the visitors not to lose the game, since the odds are as high as 1.80. There is no reason for why Fiorentina would suffer a sudden meltdown against a team that is far from outshining the visitors in every imaginable way.