Fiorentina vs Chievo
2018/19 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 26 August 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
Chievo desperately fought, but were unable to cause a major upset against Juventus. Now the Flying Donkeys will try to cause Fiorentina some headaches as they travel to face the Viola on matchday two.
Fiorentina saw their game cancelled against Sampdoria due to the bridge collapse and the Viola will be hoping to improve on their eighth-place finish from last term. Consistency will be key for Stefano Pioli’s side, who endured a rough time due to some ups and downs. Losing their skipper, Davide Astori due to an unforeseen tragedy certainly did not help matters, and they were quite close to sealing a spot in the Europa League when AC Milan were temporarily kicked out of the Europa League due to not having their finances in order.
However the Diavolo managed to get that overturned and get back in Europe, meaning that Fiorentina will have to try again. They will hope to improve and they will have a great chance against Chievo, who despite their strong showing against Juventus, have not been impressive in their travels.
Chievo failed to beat any of the top eight sides on the road last season; in fact, they lost all of them and picked up just one point against teams in the top ten. The Flying Donkeys have struggled against Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi where they have lost all of their last eight visits and have netted just one goal in their last six trips.
Fiorentina vs Chievo: Head-to-head statistics
- Fiorentina have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 home matches against Chievo in all competitions
- Fiorentina have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 home matches against Chievo in all competitions
- Fiorentina have won their last 8 home matches against Chievo in all competitions
- Chievo have won only one of their last 12 Serie A games against Fiorentina (D2 L9)
Fiorentina vs Chievo: Prediction
Chievo put in a good shift against Juventus and shackled Cristiano Ronaldo, but still failed to win that game. They’ll be expected to struggle here against Fiorentina, who will have had an additional week of rest to prepare for their season opener. Furthermore, one can’t ignore Fiorentina’s excellent historic record against the Flying Donkeys, who tend to struggle away from home against bigger sides.
Fiorentina vs Chievo: Betting tips
Fiorentina – HT/FT at 2.10
Over 2.5 goals at 1.80.