Preview - Frosninone vs Roma 24 February 19

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Match Day 25
Frosninone  vs. Roma
Sunday, February 24th 2019
03:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stadio Benito Stirpe

Last five matches form: L W L W L
Average goals per match: 0.71
Average goals against per match: 1.92
Top Scorer: Camillo Ciano (6)

Last five matches form: W D D W W
Average goals per match: 1.92
Average goals against per match: 1.29
Top Scorer: Stephan El Shaarawy ( 8 )

There are a number of fixtures with plenty riding on them on Match Day 25 in Serie A, and that comment certainly applies to the game at the Stadio Benito Stirpe as relegation threatened Frosninone play host to Champion's League chasing Roma.

Roma were comfortably on top in the reverse of this game when seeing of Frosninone 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. The only previous meeting between the sides here came back in 2015 and also resulted in a Roma win, 2-0 the score-line on that occasion.

Lorenzo Ariaudo, Paolo Ghiglione and Federico Dionisi are all out for the home side. Patrick Schtick and Rick Karsdorp are out for AC Milan.

Frosninone are currently second bottom and five points off safety. If they are to have any chance of escaping their predicament, they are surely going to need to improve upon their dismal home form. They have failed to win at home all season, with five draws all they have to show from their eleven games to date. Having failed to even score in seven of those games - including each of their last four, it's hard to be too optimistic about their chances here.

Roma are unbeaten in their past seven in Serie A and continued their good form with a win over Porto in the Champions League. They have only won four of twelve away from home, but have scored two or more in four of their last five on the road.

It is that difference in quality in the final third which really ought to be the determining factor which sees Roma pick up the points.

Prediction: Frosninone 1 - 3 Roma


Half time:  1 - 2
Full time: 2 - 3
Shots:  11 - 14
Shots on target: 5 - 5
Corner Kicks: 4 - 8
Possession: 44% - 56%

Two bookings apiece at the Stadio Benito Stirpe, with referee Gianluca Manganiello taking the names of Edoardo Goldaniga and Francesco Cassata of Frosninone and Stephan El Shaaraway and Edin Dzeko of Roma.

Frosninone belied their lowly standing with a good display in this one, causing Roma plenty of problems throughout. In the end though the away sides extra quality allayed to Frosninone's inability to keep the back door shut made the difference on the day.

It was the home side who took the lead in just the fifth minute. Roma coughing up possession around 30 yards from goal and Camillo Ciano firing in a low effort from range. Robin Olsen getting down to parry but the ball taking a wicked bounce and spin and sneaking into the right-hand side.

Roma equalised on the half-hour mark. Frosninone dithering when attempting to clear and Edin Dzeko latching onto the ball to control on his chest and fire in off the left post from around 14 yards out on the left.

One minute later the visitors were in front. Dzeko picking the ball up just inside the Frosninone half and playing in El Shaarawy in the right of the area. El Shaarawy's scuffed effort across goal being finished off by a sliding in Lorenzo Pellegrini at the far post. 1-2 at the break

Ten minutes from time the home side looked to have salvaged a point. A long ball forward finding Andrea Pinamonti advancing towards the Roma area. One smart one two with Camillo Ciano later and Pinmonti was through on goal, finding the bottom left corner from around seven yards out to the left.

And then in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Roma stole it. Excellent ball from Daniele De Rossi to play in El Shaarawy in the left of the area, Shaarawy centring for Dzeko to bundle home from a few yards. 2-3 final score.

Frosninone remain second bottom of the table and five points off safety. The three points for Roma keep them in the hunt for the Champion's League places. They stay fifth for now, two points off fourth placed AC Milan.

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