Fiorentina vs SPAL
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 15 April 2018
Kick-Off: 11:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
Fiorentina have been on a kick recently, and the Viola will hope to continue their push for a Europa League berth as they take on struggling side SPAL on Sunday.
Despite losing captain Davide Astori, who tragically passed away last month at just 31 years old, the Viola have managed to overcome this and have won their last five games in a row. That includes a stunning 2-0 result against Roma last weekend, and as a result, Stefano Pioli’s side have lifted themselves into seventh spot where they’re just two points from overtaking AC Milan in sixth place.
Given that the Rossoneri do face a tough test against second-placed Napoli on Sunday, Fiorentina will have even more impetus to pick up maximum points here. Meanwhile, SPAL come into this game having drawn their last four games – including against Juventus – as they desperately scrap for points to stay afloat.
The visitors are currently in 17th spot, but only ahead of Crotone on goal difference. However, they will be taking on a side who are in strong form, and SPAL haven’t beaten any team ranked ahead of them in the table on the road this term. In fact, they have lost nine of their 14 fixtures against better-ranked sides, whilst Fiorentina have failed to win just one of their last seven games against teams below them in the table.
Fiorentina vs SPAL: Head-to-head statistics
- SPAL have drawn their last 4 matches
- Fiorentina have won their last 6 matches
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in SPAL’s last 5 games
- Fiorentina have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 matches
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Fiorentina’s last 8 home games
Fiorentina vs SPAL: Prediction
SPAL have managed to grind out a point from each of their last four games, including against Juventus, so they won’t be pushovers here. Survival is on the line for the visitors, but that being said, Fiorentina have been in excellent form. They’ve won their last six in a row whilst keeping clean sheets in five of their last six and are the deserved favorites to come out on top here.
Fiorentina vs SPAL: Betting tips
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