Monza vs Roma Match Analysis & Prediction
03/05/2023 10:00 pm
Champions League-chasing Roma will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel to U-Power Stadium to face high-flying Monza in Serie A on Wednesday night.
While the hosts are looking to secure their fourth successive league victory, their visitors are seeking to avoid a third straight game without a win.
After claiming back-to-back victories over Inter Milan and Fiorentina, Monza extended their winning run to three matches after securing a 2-0 win away against Spezia last Friday.
Monza have already guaranteed their Serie A survival – sitting 10th in the table – and their sole aim heading into the final six matches of the season will be at least consolidate their top-half finish or potentially climb into the top eight.
Raffaele Palladino’s side can take plenty of positives from their recent performances, although their form on home soil has been inconsistent for some time, winning tow, drawing four and losing two of their last eight matches at U-Power Stadium since the turn of the year.
The Biancorossi will be hoping to signisficantly improve on their only previous meeting with Roma after losing 3-0 in the Italian capital back in August despite boasting 61% possession.
Roma enter the midweek contest after dropping points in their last two Serie A matches, with a 3-1 defeat at Atalanta followed by a 1-1 draw with AC Milan last weekend.
The Giallorossi missed the opportunity to climb into the Champions League spots and they now sit sixth in the Serie A standings, level on points with fourth-placed Inter and fifth-placed AC Milan, while Juventus are just three points further ahead in third.
Jose Mourinho’s side have lst six of their last nine away matches across all competitions, with their only victory during this run being a narrow 1-0 win at Torino in early April.
Monza vs. Roma Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just one occasion in the Serie A, with Roma claiming a 3-0 home victory.
Monza Team News
Monza will assess the fitness of Marco D’Alessandro before kickoff, but Palladino otherwise has a fully-fit squad at his disposal.
Patrick Ciurria and Carlos Augusto will provide width down the flanks, while Andrea Colpani and Gianluca Caprari offer support in attack for either Andrea Petagna or Dany Mota.
Monza's Last 5 Matches
15/04/2023Inter Milan0Monza1Serie A
Roma Team News
Marash Kumbulla (ACL) and Andrea Belotti (cracked ribs) sustained injuries in the draw with Milan and will join Chris Smalling, Georginio Wijnaldum, Diego Llorente and Rick Karsdorp in the treatment room.
The absence of Kumbulla, Smalling and Llorente could force Mourinho to select either Nemanja Matic or Edoardo Bove at centre-back alongside Gianluca Mancini and Ibanez.
Roma's Last 5 Matches
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