Fresh from their crucial victory over Juventus last time out, AS Roma return to action when they host Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 26 of Serie A on Sunday. The Lupi currently sit fourth in the table and are eyeing a return to the Champions League.
A rare Gianluca Mancini goal was enough to secure a 1-0 win over the Bianconeri last weekend, allowing Roma to recover from a shock loss against Cremonese, but Jose Mourinho‘s side must guard against complacency against Sassuolo.
The Neroverdi needed a last-gasp goal to overcome Cremonese themselves on Monday, but are in good form and have earned wins over AC Milan and Atalanta in recent weeks.
AS Roma v Sassuolo: Predicted line-ups
As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma striker Tammy Abraham is expected to return to the starting line-up, allowing Georginio Wijnaldum to drop into a deeper midfield role in place of the suspended Bryan Cristante. Ebrima Darboe and Ola Solbakken are ruled out through injury for the Giallorossi.
Sassuolo, meanwhile, will turn to ex-Roma forward Gregoire Defrel alongside Armand Lauriente and Domenico Berardi in attack, with the latter returning from suspension.
Roma defender Gianluca Mancini is one booking away from a ban, whilst Sassuolo pair Ruan Tressoldi and Kristian Thorstvedt must also watch their step.
AS Roma predicted XI v Sassuolo (3-5-2): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Zalewski, Matic, Wijnaldum, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Dybala; Abraham
Sassuolo predicted XI v AS Roma (4-3-3): Consigli; Zortea, Erlic, Tressoldi, Rogerio; Frattesi, Obiang, Henrique; Defrel, Berardi, Lauriente
AS Roma v Sassuolo: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 26 fixture of AS Roma v Sassuolo is set for 18:00 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday, 12 March.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:00 GMT. That is 12:00 ET / 09:00 PT in the United States.
AS Roma v Sassuolo: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, AS Roma v Sassuolo will be on Paramount+ along with other standout fixtures in Serie A Matchday 26.
AS Roma v Sassuolo will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.