Fiorentina vs Borussia Monchengladbach
UEFA Europa League – Round of 32, Second Leg
Date: Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence.
Borussia Monchengladbach will have a mountain to climb, not to even say a mission impossible, and to see off Fiorentina in Florence to qualify for the last 16 round of the competition.
We say mission impossible because La Viola is yet to lose the home game in Serie A, while Gladbach have been everything but impressive so far in their Bundesliga campaign.
Fiorentina will come in the game after the defeat to out of form Milan over the weekend.
The new failure means they are completely off positions which lead to continental competitions which is why they need to look for the shortcut to the Champions League through the Europa League silverware.
Dieter Hecking was off to a promising start of the year with Gladbach. But the last two defeats certainly killed the morale.
The weekend has seen them dropping home points to RB Leipzig losing 1-2 to stay in the bottom half of the standings.
Fiorentina vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Head to head
The Germans controlled the ball possession, had twice as many shots towards the opponent’s goal, a stronger desire to make the difference.
They just failed to deliver in the final third and were brutally punished with a free-kick stunner from Viola’s best player Filippo Bernardeschi.
Fiorentina vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Predictions
The visitors have to look for goals at Artemio Franchi. Fiorentina had unexpected holes at the back in home games with Genoa and Napoli conceding three in each of the matches. But we don’t doubt that Paulo Sousa will know how to keep the advantage.
Gladbach do not have the rock solid defense. Frequent attacks will leave room for Fiorentina and we don’t have any doubt of the Serie A sides’ ability to make the best out of the situation.
Fiorentina vs Borussia Monchengladbach: Free Bets
- We see a huge value in home win at 29/20 odds.
- The second pick will be Both teams to score – NO at 21/20.