7th placed Fiorentina face-off against 15th placed Genoa at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on December 17th looking to close the gap to the Europa League places to two points extending their three-match unbeaten run in the process. Our Serie A Fiorentina vs Genoa preview analyses a pair of clubs who have been in relatively good form. The sides have shared some titanic battles in recent seasons, ending level in five of their last seven games against each other.
The home team’s performances at the Stadio Artemio Franchi have had a sizeable say in our Fiorentina vs Genoa betting tips. La Viola have only been beaten twice there in Serie A this season and they have only tasted defeat three times in twenty-seven league fixtures there since May of last year. In Giovanni Simeone and Federico Chiesa, Head Coach Stefano Pioli has two of the division’s best young strikers in his arsenal. The youngsters may have only scored nine league goals between them since August, but they are improving all the time.
Il Grifone travel to Florence with a reputation as the most boring team to watch in Serie A this season. There have only been thirty-three goals scored in their fifteen matches thus far, the lowest goal total in the entire competition. Manager Davide Ballardini won’t be bothered about excitement as long as his team avoid relegation and his tactics have helped the Rossoblu maintain a four-match unbeaten streak in recent weeks.
One goal could be enough to secure a win for the home team in our Fiorentina vs Genoa bets on December 17th. Only Roma, Sampdoria and Empoli have taken three points away from the Stadio Artemio Franchi over the last year and a half. The Florentine stadium has become something of a fortress under Stefano Pioli.
In this particular fixture, la Viola are unbeaten in twelves games in Florence, winning all but four of those head-to-head contests. Their recent 3-0 victories over Torino and Sassuolo on home soil will help to keep the flames of their self-belief burning bright and through the lost 2-4 to Roma in between those wins, their confidence should still be at reasonable levels.
Giovanni Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego, has scored three times in his last three Serie A appearances in Florence and the young Argentina attacker will be one to watch again against Genoa. Piolo’s team are a class above their visitors and should clinch all three points against them. The bookmaker we recommend using our first pick is Coral, whose Serie A football match odds are unmatched in terms of value.
While the away team’s tag of most boring side to watch won’t enthuse supporters ahead of this week’s free Fiorentina vs Genoa predictions, it should get bettors and punters on the edge of their seats. There has been under 2.5 goals in ten of Il Grifone’s last twelve fixtures. The tag they have been lumbered with is well earned it seems.
Taking their last four results and score-lines as a study sample, the backing for our prediction certainly increases. Davide Ballardini’s side beat Crotone 1-0, they drew 1-1 with Roma, beat Crotone 1-0 again in the cup and then stole the points with a narrow 1-0 league win at Verona.
We can also find relevant statistics in the clubs’ head-to-head record – there were under 2.5 goal scored in five of their last six encounters, in fact, there was one goal or less scored in four of those contests. The evidence is almost overwhelming and under 2.5 goals looks a certainty in this fixture. Sunbet’s have the most lucrative odds available for punters looking to use the second of our OddsDigger Italian football tips for today, so we recommend availing of their superb services.