AS Roma have won 5 of the 6 direct matches since the beginning of the millennium, tying the rest.AS Roma and Cesena are in action on Wednesday at the Olympic Stadium in Rome in a clash for the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup. AS Roma come here unmotivated after letting the advantage on the home side of Sampdoria in the last round of the Italian championship, losing in defeat and seeing Juventus move away at the top of the table. Cesena, who are in the relegation zone of Serie B, were surprised to be able to defeat Sassuolo in the last 16 of the Italian Cup but are now struggling against a hard-to-beat home team.
AS Roma came here after beating Sampdoria in the last 16 of this Italian Cup, being a team that tends to always go far in the competition, reaching the final in 2012/13, and the 2010/11 and 2013/14 final semi-finals . La Maggica have been getting a good season in national competitions, but have seen a series of 5 consecutive victories come to an end at the weekend, ending up losing at home to Sampdoria after winning by 0-1 and 1 -2, a snub that left the Roma crowd now 4 points behind leaders Juventus. This formation led by Luciano Spalletti presents the second attack that scores the most goals and the 2nd defense less beat of the Italian league, as well as the best home record in all national competitions, having won all 11 matches played this season, scoring 32 goals and Granting 7 in the process. La Maggica also has the top scorer in Serie A, along with Mauro Icardi and Higuaín, with 15 goals scored. At home against a Serie B team and after a defeat, Roma will be on course for victory.
In their last 5 official matches, AS Roma have a record of 4 wins and 1 loss. This sequence of results started with a 0-1 win at Genoa. There was a 0-1 win at Udinese, a 4-0 win at Sampdoria in the Italian Cup, a 1-0 win at Cagliari and on the final day , A 3-2 defeat at Sampdoria. Florenzi, injured, and Salah, in the service of the selection, are confirmed casualties.
Probable team AS Roma: Alisson – Rudiger, Manolas and Fazio – De Rossi, Paredes, Peres and Mário Rui – Perotti and El Shaarawy – Totti.
Cup of Italy Cesena, on the other hand, had a much more difficult time to reach this stage of the competition, having to beat teams like Arezzo, Ternana, Empoli and Sassuolo in the previous qualifiers. What’s more, this stage of the race is as far as Cesena ever got. Cavallucci Marini are not in their day and are in bad shape in the Italian championship, ranking 20th in the overall standings in Serie B, although they are only 1 point below the waterline. This formation led by Andrea Camplone has been in an irregular shape since the beginning of the season, presenting the 5th most defensive defense of his championship, and the 7th offensive sector that scores the most goals. However, this is an out-of-doors team that has a difficult time scoring points, having won only 2 of the 14 matches played in the official competition, losing 8, with 14 goals scored and 23 conceded. Cavallucci Marini then arrives in a difficult redoubt to face a team that is achieving a great campaign at the highest level of football, which will prove a real test of fire for the whole Serie B, who has already made history in the club upon arrival To this stage of the race.
In his last 5 official games, Cesena has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. This sequence of results started with a 3-1 victory at the reception at Trapani. There followed a 3-0 defeat at Hellas Verona, a 2-1 home win at Sassuolo in the Italian Cup, a 3-3 draw at Perugia, and the final Day, a 2-2 draw at the Ascoli reception.
Probable team Cesena: Agliardi – Cascione, Perticone and Rigione – Balzano, Koné, Schiavone, Garritano and Renzetti – Ciano and Cocco.
AS Roma have won 5 of the 6 direct matches since the beginning of the millennium, tying the rest.