Preview: Roma vs. Chievo Verona

John Solano

Roma vs. Chievo Verona
Stadio Olimpico
8 May, 2016
12.30 CET


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Probable Formations

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AS Roma
Maicon, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne
Pjanic, De Rossi, Nainggolan
Salah, Perotti, El Shaarawy


Chievo Verona
Cacciatore, Ganberini, Cesar, Gobbi
Castro, Radovanovic, Hetemaj
Floro Flores, Pellissier

Key Matchup

Daniele De Rossi (Roma) vs. Valter Birsa (Chievo Verona)

Daniele De Rossi has not had a good season. The ‘future captain’ has struggled with injuries and poor performances this season and has yet to play up to his title of “highest paid player in Serie A”. However, De Rossi will have a critical role in this weekend’s match against Chievo Verona. The Venetian’s playmaker, Valter Birsa, is seemingly the engine to their attack. The Slovenian has 6 goals and 7 assists to his name this season as he primarily plays in the hole behind two strikers and is the focal point of the attack. Birsa is the distributor in Chievo’s frontline, however, he isn’t scared to take his chances on goal. De Rossi will have the task of curbing Birsa’s ability to find the pass in the final third and must help Roma win the ball back in the midfield.