are currently 3/4 favourites to beat Hellas Verona and keep themselves in the title race whilst Inter Milan look to push forward on their European goals with victory against struggling Catani
Roma have proven themselves to be genuine title contenders this year but they will need to beat a stubborn Hellas Verona side if they are to remain in touch with leaders Juventus.
At the moment, the Giallorossi are eight points off the lead in second pace after a string of draws at the back end of 2013 left them with a bit of work to do in 2014.
Going into their trip north, Roma will only have one injury concern as Federico Balzaretti remains out with an injury problem that has forced him to miss every game of 2014 so far.
Rudi Garcia will also be unable to play new signing Michel Bastos as the Brazilian winger failed to reach te squad in time after completing a move from Lyon earlier in the week.
It won’t be easy for Roma though as home side Hellas Verona have been punching above their weight all season long and find themselves in sixth place and just an inch of the European spots.
There is only one injury concern for Verona going into Sunday’s fixture with Jacopo Sala still being a doubt as he looks to regain fitness after some recent injury problems.
If there’s one thing that will comfort Hellas Verona going into the game, it’s that they have one of the best home records in Serie A having won 8 out of their 10 games at the Stadio Marc Antonio Bentegodi this season.
In the other main game on Sunday, Inter Milan will look to push forward with their aim to return to European with a win against relegation threatened Catania at the San Siro.
Inter are currently fifth in the standings and occupy the final European spot but desperately needs a win to get some daylight between and the likes of Hellas Verona and Torino who are close behind them.
Going into the game, the Nerazurri may decide to pay Fredy Guarin after he failed to join Juventus this week in a side that will still be without Mcdonald Mariga and Cristian Chivu through injury.
Visiting side Catania are having a season to forget having won just 3 games all season long which has left them sitting at the very bottom of the table four points from safety.
For their trip north, Catania will be able to welcome back Francesco Lodi back from suspension however Pablo Barrientos will take his place in the stands as he is suspended for the tie.
As the second half of the season firmly gets underway, now is when things starts to get serious meaning that both Roma and Inter really need the three points if they are to achieve their aims for the season.