With nobody nailing down the third Champions League spot in Serie A, Roma can lift their hopes of securing that position by beating Fiorentina.
Luis Enrique’s side must bounce back from a 4-0 drubbing at title hopefuls Juventus on Sunday night when they were down to 10 men after 26 minutes due to goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg’s sending off, with striker Fabio Borini the man sacrificed.
Roma were already 2-0 down after Arturo Vidal’s double, but substitute goalkeeper Gianluca Curci’s confidence will not have been helped by conceding two further goals.
Fiorentina visit the capital straight after a 0-0 draw at home to Inter Milan and the Viola are still very much in the midst of a wide-open relegation battle.
That was their second successive goalless stalemate, but it’s only two and a half weeks since Delio Rossi’s side visited AC Milan and won.
On that basis, and with Roma’s morale likely to have taken a sizeable hit, odds of 5/1 about Fiorentina look good value. Roma are 4/7 and it’s 14/5 for a draw.