Genoa vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris (Genova).
Fiorentina continued with their hot and cold displays on Wednesday when they ended a two-win thread with a disappointing home loss to Parma. Ten-man Viola were the dominant side on the pitch, but they failed to find the answer for Roberto Inglese’s goal from the first half stoppage-time. Their job was tougher when defender Victor Hugo got sent off midway through the second half.
Viola previously won back-to-back fixtures against Empoli and Milan, but they again fell to 10th place in the league ladder after the mentioned defeat. Can they rebound and finish the year in a victorious fashion when they travel to Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris for the Genoa tie?
Genoa vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head
The draw was the most common of outcomes in the history of head to head matches between the two teams.
It happened on 12 occasions in 27 games and as many as 7 in 14 outings at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
Genoa only won 4 of 27 encounters against Fiorentina historically.
Viola won one and drew two of last three fixtures against Rossoblu.
Genoa vs Fiorentina: Prediction
The draw looks to be the closest of three outcomes here if we take a look at team’s recent displays as well. Genoa won’t come into the match in much higher spirits either following a 1-0 loss away at Cagliari on Wednesday. They previously saw off Atalanta 3-1 in one of their best displays in a while.
The mentioned win over La Dea marked Cesare Prandelli’s first win on Genoa’s bench. The former Fiorentina manager obviously worked on improving team’s defensive efforts as Rossoblu allowed only a goal in each of last two league games.
Viola allowed one goal in last two league matches. This is why the Under 2.5 goals FT bet looks attractive at 1.80 odds. Alternatively, you can try with the draw at 3.30 as five of Fiorentina’s nine away games in the league ended without a winner.
Genoa vs Fiorentina: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw @ 3.30 (23/10).