Could you call what AS Roma is in a slump? Well, I would even though they are the only club in Serie A without a loss.
They have played to four straight draws and in that span they have dropped to second place in the league table three points behind Juventus.
Fiorentina is in fifth place in Serie A 11 points back of Roma. They not only head to the Italian capital this nest weekend as underdogs, but play sixth place side Verona in a Monday night encounter.
Midweek, Bovada's soccer betting odds had AS Roma at -110 with Fiorentina at +300 and a draw line at +250.
What has to disturb Roma in their four-draw span is that none of those matches came against a club that is currently in the top 10 in the league. In their last four matches three were 1-1 draws and the other ended 0-0.
This shows that their defense, which has conceded the fewest goals in the league, is playing well while their offense is not. [ AS Roma vs Fiorentina odds and matchup stats ]
Fiorentina is coming off a loss in their last league match, but they had won their previous two and they did hand Juventus their only loss of the season.
The one player the Roma defense really has to worry about is Giuseppe Rossi, who leads Serie A in goals scored and has almost tallied half of Fiorentina’s goals.
While the Roma defense mainly has to worry about Rossi the Fiorentina defense has to focus on the whole team. No player for Roma has more than four goals on the season, but six players have at least three.
AS Roma has the better midfield and if Fiorentina allows them to dominate the time of possession they will not be leaving Rome with a win.
Last season AS Roma won both league matches against Fiorentina including 4-2 at home.
After the Fiorentina match Roma has a tough upcoming schedule with two of their next three league encounters on the road to face AC Milan and Juventus.
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