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Chieva Vs Roma: Kick-Off Time, Team News, Preview, Prediction

The last three league games haven’t been on A.S. Roma’s favor. From those three games, Roma has managed to grab 5 points. They have a need to get back on winning terms ahead of their big Champions League clash against Porto this month.

As they travel to Marcantonio Bentegodi to face Chievo today, the expectations are sky high!

Kick-off time: 7:30 pm, February 8, 2019 (UK time)

Stadium: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi

Live Streaming: Bet 365 (UK) & ESPN+ (USA)

Team News

Over the home advantage, Chievo has a great disadvantage on their side. They will host Roma without captain Sergio Pellissier, who is recovering from his thigh strain. Defenders, Marco Andreolli and Nenad Tomovic are as well receiving treatment.

Roma has four first-team players injured; Robin Olsen, Kostas Manolas, Diego Perotti and Cengiz Under. Lorenzo Pellegrini will miss the match through suspension.

Preview

Roma has all the odds on their side, with 6 wins off their 16 visits Roma has mostly dominated Chievo in the past. The Eusebio Di Francesco side hasn’t lost any in their last three league games (WDD) and will be looking to grab 1 or 3 points today. The league favorites are three points short of making to the top four. For not to be written off of the Champions League fixture next season, Roma is in desperate need of points.

Chievo had a rough start to 2019 with just single win in their last 22 Serie A matches. Their winning is on high odds, yet they have a chance to hold Roma from advancing to the top four.

Prediction

Footybite Prediction: 1 Chievo – 3 A.S. Roma

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Cristian Romero costs Juventus $34.25 million

Cristian Romero costs Juventus $34.25 million

Argentinian defender Cristian Romero set to join Serie A side Juventus on a deal worth $34.2 million. The Bianconeri are reaching the final agreement.

Cristian has emerged as a top target for Juventus in recent times. Juventus are looking to reinforce their aging backline. With Medhi Benatia departure, and Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci in their 30s, Juventus have a tough job after their midfield.

Cristian will officially join Juventus during the summer transfer window.

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Ivan Rakitic won’t travel to Stamford! Stays loyal to Barcelona

Ivan Rakitic won’t travel to Stamford! Stays loyal to Barcelona

Ivan Rakitic has been a key player in Barcelona’s squad since his arrival in Camp Nou in 2014. Since he became a key player of Croatian squad to play finals in the 2018 World Cup, several clubs have shown interest in the midfielder. One on the list is Chelsea, reports.

Despite reported interest from Chelsea, the Barcelona star insists to say at Barcelona. Amid the rumors of the link, Rakitic’s agent has dismissed the speculations.

Does Ivan want to leave Spain in the summer? That’s impossible.

Rakitic’s deal with Barcelona expires in the summer of 2021, with a reported release clause of $142.4 million.

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Jose Mourinho avoids jail sentence over ‘a fine’

Jose Mourinho avoids jail sentence over reported $2.8 million fine

After Cristiano Ronaldo hit the tabloids for tax fraud last month, his once-a time coach Jose Mourinho is on the front now.

The former Manchester United manager has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud in Spain, but won’t be serving any time in prison. Mourinho avoided imprisonment after exchanging the sentence for a reported $2.8 million fine.

Mourinho was accused of owing Spanish tax authorities nearly $3.77 million. He was found guilty of undeclared income from image rights in 2011 and 2012.

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Gary Cahill rejects Juventus, Monaco and Fulham

The Chelsea defender is approaching the end of his contract with the club with just 6 months remaining. With his calibre it was always inevitable that big teams would be lining up to secure his services. During the January transfer windows, there has been reports according to sky sports, that he received offers from the Juventus, Monaco and Fulham. However, he was reluctant to accept any of these attractive offers and stay loyal by finishing his term naturally with staying with the club for rest of the season.

The English defender is nearing the later stages of his career as he is 33 years old now. It will be fascinating to see where he is interested to move next season as its most likely he won’t remain in Chelsea after the summer transfer window.

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Ronaldo becomes top-scorer in Serie-A after a brace against Parma

The five-times Ballon’Dor winner is used to finding himself in the top of the charts when it comes to most goals in any competition. He has managed to secure top-spot for most goals this year as well after netting 17 goals already in 23 matches. He is usually found competing with the Leo Messi. However, since his switch to the Italian league, it means he is facing an experienced campaigner Fabio Quagliarella, who has 16 goals.

It will be interesting to see where Ronaldo finishes come end of the season. It’s amazing to think that he will turn 34 next week but still maintains the desire of a youngster. This has always been the case with Ronaldo, his hard-work and passion are the main recipes for this sustained success.

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Inter Milan target Real Madrid midfielder

The Serie-A giants Inter Milan have targeted the Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric for the summer. Modric has been lacklustre and lacking inspiration since his World Cup heroics. He simply not been able to replicate the form he showed there. It seems to appear that the glory has got the better of him. His focus seems to have been dropped compared to last year since his accomplishments in 2018. Inter have monitored the poor form of the Croatian and see this as a great opportunity to seal the deal for a good price.

Inter Milan have always had an eye on Luka Modric even from his Spurs days. They were outbid by Real Madrid back in 2011 but want to seal the deal this summer. From Modric’s point of view, leaving Real Madrid to any other team besides Barcelona will probably be a downgrade to him. So he will try his utmost best to maintain his position as there is a lot of competition within Real Madrid’s midfield. Let us know in the comment section below where Modric will head this summer.

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Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt wants to follow on former teammate’ footsteps

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt wants to follow on former teammate’ footsteps

One of the most promising young defenders in Europe, Matthijs de Ligt wants to follow former teammate Frankie de Jong’ footsteps. The 19-year old Ajax captain wants to play with the Spanish giants, F.C. Barcelona and pair up with de Jong.

De Ligt is regarded as one of the finest young talents in Europe who could cost the Catalans $84.86 million with $11.75 million in add-ons, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Besides the last year’s La Liga winner, PSG and Juventus are also interested in the defender, reports. The interest in de Ligt is hardly surprising for any football lovers given he won the Golden Boy Award last year.

For now, de Ligt as well seems interested to travel to Camp Nou.

Anybody would like to play at Barcelona,

De Ligt after the match against Heerenveen last Thursday.