AS Roma look to maintain their push for Champions League qualification when they visit Cremonese in Matchday 24 of Serie A on Tuesday evening. The Lupi have been in good form since the turn of the year and are optimistic of securing a return to Europe’s top table.
Bouncing back from a disappointing draw against Lecce, the Giallorossi secured a tight 1-0 win over Hellas Verona last time out and will eye the trip to the Stadio Giovanni Zini as an opportunity to strengthen their top four claim.
Cremonese, meanwhile, are rooted to the foot of the table and are yet to win in their first season back in Serie A, although they did eliminate Roma from the Coppa Italia earlier this month.
Cremonese v AS Roma: Predicted line-ups
As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma striker Tammy Abraham is expected to return to the starting line-up despite Andrea Belotti scoring against Red Bull Salzburg in midweek. Paulo Dybala had been expected to be given more time to recover, though that changed as the day of the game neared.
Chris Smalling serves a suspension and will be replaced by Marash Kumbulla.
David Okereke, Alex Ferrari, Bryan Cristante and Gianluca Mancini are all just one yellow card away from suspension.
Cremonese are without centre-back Vlad Chiriches, whilst Felix Afena-Gyan is pushing for a start in attack against his former club.
Cremonese predicted XI v AS Roma (3-5-2): Carnesecchi; Ferrari, Bianchetti, Vasquez; Sernicola, Pickel, Benassi, Meite, Valeri; Okereke, Dessers
AS Roma predicted XI v Cremonese (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Kumbulla, Ibanez; Celik, Cristante, Wijnaldum, El Shaarawy; Pellegrini, Dybala; Abraham
Cremonese v AS Roma: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 24 fixture of Cremonese v AS Roma is set for 18:30 CET, local time in Italy, on Tuesday 28 February.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:30 GMT. That is 12:30 ET / 09:30 PT in the United States.
Cremonese v AS Roma: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
Cremonese v AS Roma in Serie A will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Tuesday 28 February.
For fans in the United States, Cremonese v AS Roma will be on Paramount+ along with other key fixtures in Serie A Matchday 24.