Roma, who have gone five matches without a win, will look to bounce back to winning ways when they travel to the Stadio Artemio Franchi to go one-on-one against the hosts Fiorentina on Sunday at 16:00 GMT.
Fiorentina, who have made it to the Europa Conference League final against West Ham, will look to end their season on a high and get the momentum they need to overcome the English side and lift the silverware.
Roma, who are in the Europa League final against Sevilla, will need a morale-boosting away performance and win in this penultimate game of their season in Serie A.
Fiorentina’s Attention on the Europa Conference League Final
Fiorentina have won just two matches out of their last five outings in Serie A; they have also drawn twice and lost just once in this sequence of matches.
This run of form has seen them climb the table to their current 11th position on the log. However, this run of form has seen a drop-off compared to earlier in the post-World Cup sequence of matches.
However, Fiorentina have secured a berth in the Europa Conference League final, which offers them a route to secure some silverware, while also giving them the opportunity to qualify for next year’s Europa League competition.
Fiorentina will look to end their season on a winning note, and develop the winning habit and momentum, before they face West Ham in the final. Roma will offer a stern test of their credentials on Sunday.
Roma’s Attention on the Europa League Final
Jose Mourinho’s Roma have prioritized their Europa League involvement and run to the final over the Serie A matches. This is highlighted by the gaffer’s continued rotation of the teams playing in Serie A, with the strong teams selected for the Europa League matches.
This duality in Mourinho’s thinking is highlighted by Roma’s results in Serie A. They have not won a match in their last five outings; they have four draws and one defeat.Bet here
This run of form has seen a once promising tilt for a top four place fade away. In retrospect, this choice has irked Mourinho and the Roma fans, especially after Juventus were docked 10 points, dropping down to 7th place.
Mourinho will have his side focused on the away match at Fiorentina as they look to regain their winning Midas touch and create the momentum, they need heading into the final against Sevilla.
Vincenzo Italiano will be without one player in the home clash against Roma on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu is sidelined with an Achilles tendon rupture. The experienced 36-year-old shot stopper has been out of action since March 25, 2023, and has missed 20 matches for Fiorentina.
Jose Mourinho will be without several matchday squad members ahead of the trip to Fiorentina on Sunday.
Attacking midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini (unknown injury), right-back Zeki Celik (unknown injury), and left-back Leonardo Spinazzola, are all ruled out of the Fiorentina match.
Mourinho will also be unable to select second striker Paulo Dybala (unknown injury), center-back Marash Kumbulla (cruciate ligament injury), and right-back Rick Karsdorp (knee surgery) in the upcoming match.
P. Terracciano; Dodo, N. Milenkovic, L. Martinez, C. Biraghi; G. Castrovilli, S. Amrabat; N. Gonzalez, G. Bonaventura, J. Ikone; A. Cabral
R. Patricio; E. Bove, C. Smalling, R. Ibanez; N. Zalewski, M. Camara, B. Tahirovic, II Faraone; O. Solabakken, G. Wijnaldum; A. Belotti
Fiorentina will look to dominate the match, play on the front foot, and boss possession in midfield. They will look to create chances through their passing.
Roma will be compact and solid in their approach. They will choose their moments to attack, especially in transitions.
This match will end in a draw as both teams warm up for their respective finals.
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