Fiorentina vs Sassuolo
Italian Serie A
Date: Monday, 29 April 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
Mid-table rivals Fiorentina and Sassuolo will drop curtain on Matchday No 34 on Monday evening when they take on each other at Stadio Artemio Franchi. The outcome of this affair will by no means affect the final look of the Serie A standings as neither of two outfits have anywhere to go in remaining five rounds of the competition.
Viola had a disappointing campaign even though their young and talented squad promised huge achievements back when the season began. Fiorentina are now winless in ten consecutive games in all competitions (nine in league and one in cup). They made a managerial change earlier this month when Stefano Pioli left the team after a shocking 0-1 home loss to penultimate-placed Frosinone. Former Roma’s legend Vincenzo Montella took charge, but he is yet to clinch his maiden victory. Fiorentina played a goalless draw at home to relegation-threatened Bologna and lost 2-1 to new champions Juventus in past two rounds under the new manager.
Fiorentina vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head
Fiorentina have a positive head to head record with Il Neroverdi.
Viola won five, drew four and lost two of eleven encounters with Sassuolo.
Teams shared spoils in a crazy 3-3 thriller back in mid-December last year at MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore.
Three or more goals were scored in five of last six head to head affairs.
Fiorentina vs Sassuolo: Prediction
Sassuolo enter this off the back of three consecutive draws in Serie A. They previously demolished Chievo 4-0 meaning they are unbeaten in four successive league affairs. Such spell of form can be seen as fairly satisfying for Roberto De Zerbi given the opposition included the likes of Lazio, Parma and Udinese along the way.
Looking at H2H record, we are tempted to back goals knowing also that both teams favour attacking-minded style. With nothing at stake, we can expect an open contest packed with goal-scoring chances at both ends.
Fiorentina vs Sassuolo: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both Teams To Score @ 1.75 (3/4).