AS Roma look to bounce back from their costly draw against Lecce last time out when they welcome Hellas Verona to the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 23 of Serie A. The Lupi saw their Champions League qualification push falter last weekend, but will be confident of victory against the Gialloblu.
Jose Mourinho‘s side have been in good form since the turn of the year, with just a single league defeat in 2023, and with the top four race tighter than ever, will feel that a win at home is imperative.
Verona have endured a miserable campaign and find themselves in the relegation zone, and they will target the scalp of the capital club in their fight for safety in the top flight. A win over Salernitana on Monday certainly helped their cause, and they are within touching distance of breaking out of the bottom three.
AS Roma v Hellas Verona: Predicted line-ups
Roma will be without wingback Leonardo Spinazzola, whilst midfielder Ebrima Darboe remains a long-term absentee. However, Rick Karsdorp may return to the squad after previously being frozen out following a dispute with Mourinho.
As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, Mourinho may ring the changes and field a heavily-rotated XI.
Thomas Henry is Verona‘s only confirmed absence, but the Gialloblu are unlikely to be able to call upon Miguel Veloso, Milan Djuric, or Ajdin Hrustic.
AS Roma predicted XI v Verona (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Celik, Cristante, Bove, Zalewski; El Shaarawy, Belotti, Solbakken.
Hellas Verona predicted XI v Roma (3-4-2-1): Montipo; Magnani, Hien, Coppola; Depaoli, Tameze, Duda, Doig; Ngonge, Lazovic; Gaich.
AS Roma v Hellas Verona: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 22 fixture of AS Roma v Hellas Verona is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday 19 February.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 GMT. That is 14:45 ET / 11:45 PT in the United States.
AS Roma v Hellas Verona: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
AS Roma v Hellas Verona in Serie A will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Sunday 19 February.
For fans in the United States, AS Roma v Hellas Verona will be on Paramount+ along with other key fixtures in Serie A Matchday 23.