Fiorentina vs Bologna
Italy Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 January 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze.
The way Fiorentina ended previous year was truly incredible. Viola caused a massive upset by beating reigning Serie A champions Juventus in heart of Torino 3-0 FT. That victory is hopefully a sign of better days for Fiorentina’s fans as the results in the last three months were underwhelming. Squad has spent so much time around the relegation zone, while expectations were much higher.
The first game of 2021 for them is scheduled for Sunday at Artemio Franchi against Bologna. Another win would surely be a massive boost to morale and confidence. Sinisa Mihajlovic’s boys are also looking for redemption after being winless for five games in a row. In terms of the odds, hosts are favorites at 2.10 rate.
Fiorentina vs Bologna Head-to-head
Fiorentina demolished Bologna at this stadium in the last season 4-0 FT. Federico Chiesa scored a hat trick back then, but as you probably know he is member of Juventus now.
There were 36 head to head meetings between these opponents in the past. Viola have won 16, while Bologna have only five wins.
Bologna defeated Viola at this stadium only once in 18 attempts. Four out of the last six ended either BTTS or Over 2.5 FT.
Fiorentina vs Bologna Prediction
A big majority of football experts, including us, were surprised how badly Fiorentina looked on the pitch in opening months. This squad definitely has the quality to compete for Europa League spot but they have only 14 points from 14 games.
Franck Ribery has been injured for more than 45 days, and since he came back, offense is producing much more goal opportunities. That was evident against Juve. Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic has scored three goals in the last three matches, so if you fancy betting on goalscorers market he is definitely worth considering. The current Viola’s record at home is 2-3-2.
As for the opposition, Bologna ended their last three Serie A games without winner and collected three points. This squad rarely parks the bus and big majority of their games end with high number of goals.
Stats against top tier teams are not looking good though. We are expecting Fiorentina to take the win here and continue progressing towards the top.
Fiorentina vs Bologna Bet Tips
Fiorentina to win @ 2.10
2 or 3 goals total @ 2.05.