Pescara vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 8th January 2017
Venue: Stadio Adriatico – Giovanni Cornacchia (Pescara).
This Serie A match between Pescara and Fiorentina is postponed due to extreme weather conditions.
Pescara had found the going tough in the first half of the 2016/17 campaign and are at the foot of the Serie A table with 1 win from their 18 matches so far. In truth, their lone win this season was a match they actually lost. Their opponent Sassuolo was penalized for fielding an ineligible player and the match was awarded in favour of Pescara. With little investment and a number of underperforming players, Pescara are staring at relegation within a year they got promoted to Italy’s top flight.
Fiorentina were at times brilliant with their attractive passing game. But they often fail to convert their dominance into positive result. They tend to draw a higher number of games with major issues lying in converting clear-cut scoring chances. They will be a lethal side if they fix this one issue, and therefore poise a big threat to teams at the top of the table. Mid-way through the season, they sit 9th in the league table with 27 points. And they went into the Christmas break on the back of a three match win-less run with 1 draw and 2 losses.
Pescara vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head stats
The last meeting between the two sides came in the 2012/13 season. Pescara earned a shock 2-0 away win at Florence on that occasion, but lost their home leg by a huge 5-1 margin.
Pescara vs Fiorentina: Prediction
Fiorentina will be a desperate side looking to kick start the New Year with a win after finishing poor towards the end of 2016. They need to end their streak of 3 matches without a win and there will be no better opponent than a Pescara side, who are low on confidence and morale. We recommend to go for a handicap option with Fiorentina as they could win this on a comfortable margin.
Pescara vs Fiorentina: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap – Fiorentina -1.5 goals at 3.200.
Fiorentina to score at least 2 goals at 1.83 (5/6).