Throughout the week, in both print and podcast form, we've billed today's Roma vs. Fiorentina fixture as a matchup between two shockingly similar sides. Separated by one point on the table, both the Giallorossi and Viola have struggled out of the gate to start the 2020-2021 season, barely keeping their heads above water.
Considering their shared circumstances, a victory today could set either club on the long path out of the middle of the table and towards respectability; a prospect that looks even more enticing now that Inter Milan have dropped points. Should Roma defeat Fiorentina today, they'll be even on points with Antonio Conte's would-be title contenders.
The lineups are in—Forza Roma!