Verona Vs Roma – It’s been quite a week in the Romaverse. From the Giallorossi’s heartwarming win against Spezia on Saturday to the arrivals of Stephan El Shaarawy and Bryan Reynolds to the Dzeko drama, which seemed to end with an exchange close to Alexis Sanchez, we’ve been busy here at CdT. However, for all the activity outside the field after Spezia’s victory, there is still a match to be played on Sunday. And an important match at that.
Verona Vs Roma
Mirante staying out means Pau Lopez starts in goal again. After looking strong against Inter, Lopez missed the script in the series against Spezia-Roma will need him to be better against Hellas.
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In front of Lopez, I expect Fonseca to go with his preferred back three of Mancini, Chris Smalling, and Roger Ibañez. However, the manager hinted that Max Kumbulla could start against his former team.
There won’t be many questions about this, but the midfield will remain up in the air. Jordan Veretout will need a partner in midfield and Fonseca will have to choose between Gonzalo Villar and Bryan Cristante. Gazzetta is currently tipping Cristante (55/45), so we’ll go with the Italian.
He joins them on the wing Leonardo Spinazzola on the left and Rick Karsdorp on the right. In this attack, Fonseca confirmed that Mkhitaryan will return to the first team. He will join last week’s MOTM, Lorenzo Pellegrini, and the pair will support the young Borja Mayoral who will once again lead the line in place of the absent Dzeko.