Roma face Serie A strugglers Frosinone in search of a fourth consecutive win in all competitions. The Lupi are locked in a five-way battle for the final two Champions League berths while the hosts sit in 19th, five points adrift of safety after picking up just three victories all campaign.
Where and when: Stadio Benito Stirpe, Lazio – 23 February, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Frosinone vs. Roma: Eleven Sports 2
Last time: The Giallorossi thrashed Frosinone 4-0 when the sides met at the end of September as Cengiz Under, Javier Pastore, Stephan El Shaarawy and Aleksandar Kolarov all got in on the act.
Both teams to score in the first-half
|Roma over 3.5 goals||4/1||Offer|
|Roma to win 2-0||8/1||Offer|
Frosinone vs. Roma Predictions and Preview
Eusebio Di Francesco’s team have a mouthwatering clash against bitter rivals Lazio on the horizon but must first engineer a Frosinone side fighting for their lives. The Lupi come in to the encounter off the back of a 2-1 win against Bologna on Monday night and it was a tense final 10 minutes as Nicola Sansone reduced his sides arrears.
Nevertheless, Roma are picked up maximum points and did well, particularly in the first-half as Di Francesco changed from a tried and tested 4-2-3-1 to a three man midfield.
The goals came from an unlikely duo as Kolarov and Federico Fazio struck at Stadio Olimpico and the capital club are now a solitary point off a top four place.
Wonderkid Nicolo Zaniolo, who has almost singlehandedly dragged Roma in to European contention in recent weeks, is a popular choice in the first scorer betting and can be found at 6/1 to open proceedings. Zaniolo is rumoured to be on the radar of champions Juventus and will play either from the right wing or centrally behind frontman Edin Dzeko. The Giallorossi are 4/9 to chalk up another triumph.
Visitors Frosinone lost 3-0 to the Bianconeri in their last league fixture but did win two of the three previous games prior to the defeat. The Canarini will look to Camillo Ciano to trouble the opposition and the winger, who has seven goal involvements this season, is 17/2 to net anytime. Frosinone are 6/1 to record a success in what would be the perfect tonic for the remainder of the year.
One to watch for Frosinone: Inter owned Andrea Pinamonti. The giant centre-forward has done well despite his temporary club’s lowly position and is 13/1 to strike last.
One to watch for Roma: Stephan El Shaarawy’s performances have gone under the radar this term and the wideman’s haul of eight is only bettered by Dzeko. El Shaarawy is 8/2 in the final scorer market.
Long shot: The wait goes on for Frosinone to register their first win on home soil and not only are the Canirini the lowest scorers in the division, only Chievo have shipped more goals from the 24 matchdays. A comfortable 4-0 win for Roma is 22/1.