Matchday 23: Roma-Empoli Preview

Roma Empoli Preview

Roma have the chance to extend their winning streak to three tomorrow evening when they travel to Tuscany to face Empoli.

Both sides enter the affair following their respective midweek Coppa Italia fixtures. Empoli lost 3-2 in extra time to Inter while the Giallorossi defeated Lecce.

The two teams also encountered difficulties since the turn of the new year, especially Aurelio Andreazzoli’s men. Empoli haven’t won since December 15th and are facing major difficulties in defence, conceding 16 goals in their previous five matches

Roma, meanwhile, need to make-up for the points they dropped against Milan and Juventus to start the second half of their season.

Tomorrow’s fixture is the first in a favorable run of league matches for Jose Mourinho’s side. Following tomorrow, the Giallorossi face Genoa, Sassuolo, Verona, and Spezia in consecutive league matches—allowing them a huge chance to gain ground on the rest of the Serie A table.

The two sides kick-off this evening at 18.00 CET in Tuscany.

Probable Formations

Empoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanovic, Romagnoli, Viti, Marchizza; Zurkowski, Ricci, Henderson; Bajrami; Cutrone, Pinamonti

Bench: Ujkani, Furlan, Tonelli, Fiamozzi, Romagnoli, Damiani, Asllani, Luperto, Rizza, Pezzola, La Mantia

Roma (4-2-3-1): Rui Patricio; Karsdorp, Mancini, Ibañez , Viña; Veretout, Oliveira; Zaniolo, Mkhitaryan, Felix; Abraham

Bench: Fuzato, Boer, Maitland-Niles, Kumbulla, Smalling, Bove, Zalewski, El Shaarawy, Carles Perez, Shomurodov

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