Fiorentina vs Torino
Italian Serie A.
Date: Monday, 27th February 2017
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence.
The morale at Fiorentina’s dressing room will be shattered following their Europa League exit. The Viola were leading 2-0 and 3-0 on aggregate before Borussia Monchengladbach mount and impressive comeback and put 4 goals past them.
The head-coach Paulo Sousa is under tremendous pressure as Fiorentina have little chance of making it into Europe next season. They are coming on the back of a 2-1 away defeat at AC Milan, which has widened the gap with Europa League qualification zone to 10 points.
At home, Fiorentina are unbeaten in Serie A games. However, they drew in half of the 12 matches played at the Stadio Artemio Franchi so far.
Torino are sitting 11th in the Serie A standings, 5 points behind the 8th placed Viola. They were at the receiving end of a heavy battering from Roma last weekend. They lost 4-1 at Rome, extending their win-less run on the road to 6 games. Besides, the Granata were poor on the road all season and picked up just 10 points from their 13 games so far.
Fiorentina vs Torino: Head-to-head
Fiorentina are unbeaten at home in their last 10 Serie A matches against Torino with 6 wins and 4 draws. The corresponding fixture of the last season was a comfortable 2-0 win for the Viola. But Torino knicked back-to-back draws in their previous two visits.
The reverse fixture of the current season on October 2016 was a 2-1 win for Torino.
Fiorentina vs Torino: Prediction
Based on home versus away form comparison and head-to-head record, Fiorentina are clear favourites to win this match outright. They are a desperate for a victory after the disappointing loss to Monchengladbach on Thursday. And we believe they will deliver this with clear conviction on Monday night.
The Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic looks in good touch for the hosts after scoring in two consecutive appearances. He is our pick to score anytime during the match and can be backed at the odds of 1.95.
Fiorentina vs Torino: Bet Tips
Fiorentina to win at 1.85 (17/20)
Under 2.5 goals at 13/10 (2.30).