AS Roma have the chance to leapfrog Lazio into the last Champions League spot as they travel to the north of Verona to face Chievo Verona at the Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
The only team in the top 5 leagues of Europe yet to hit double digits in points this season, Chievo are prime candidates for relegation considering the form they are in at the moment. They have won just 1 of their 22 matches in the Serie A, managing just 9 points in total. However, with just 9 points separating Chievo from safety, Domenico Di Carlo’s men can retain hope that a good run of results could propel them up the table.
With AC Milan playing only on Sunday, Eusebio di Francesco’s side have the chance to go two points clear of the Rossoneri with a win today. However, they are not in the best of form, having conceded a total of 13 goals in their last 4 matches.
The first encounter between the sides ended in a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Olimpico. What’s in store for us this time around?
Domenico Di Carlo is set to be without captain Sergio Pellissier after the veteran suffered a thigh strain. The 39-year-old striker joins defenders Marco Andreolli and Nenad Tomovic on the treatment table.
Eusebio di Francesco will be buoyed by the return of defender Juan Jesus from injury along with midfielders Bryan Cristante and Steven Nzonzi from suspension.
Chievo (4-3-1-2): Sorrentino; Schelotto, Bani, Rossettini, Barba; Kiyine, Dioussé, Hetemaj; Giaccherini; Stepinski, Djordjevic
AS Roma(4-2-3-1): Mirante; Karsdorp, Marcano, Fazio, Kolarov; Cristante, Nzonzi; Schick, Zaniolo, El Shaarawy; Dzeko