SPAL vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara).
Fiorentina halted their push for the European football next term by drawing four, losing one and winning one of past six league matches. They now sit 10th in the Serie A table with a six-point deficit behind sixth-placed Roma.
Stefano Pioli’s men did well to defend their goal against the second-placed Napoli last weekend, but they previously disappointed in a 1-1 draw away at Udinese.
Can Viola return to winning ways on Sunday morning when they travel to Stadio Paolo Mazza to take on relegation threatened SPAL on Matchday No 24?
The hosts have been playing hot and cold throughout the season, but they still have to work hard to prevent the drop to Serie B football being just four points above the red zone line at the moment.
SPAL vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between the two sides.
They shared spoils in both occasions in the previous term of Serie A (1-1 and 0-0).
Fiorentina claimed a demolishing 3-0 victory when outfits played each other this season in late-September last year at Artemio Franchi.
SPAL vs Fiorentina: Prediction
SPAL won only one of past 15 matches in all competitions. They found goals hard to come in front of the home fans where they notched only 9 in 11 games so far in the season. Spallini won only two of eleven home outings and they failed to produce more than one goal in past four league matches at Stadio Paolo Mazza.
Knowing that Fiorentina kept their net untouched against the likes of Napoli last weekend, we can recognize the value of the 2.50 odds offered for Viola to keep a clean sheet here. Under 2.5 goals FT is also worth backing at 1.61 since SPAL were fairly tough to break down on the home patch as well.
On the other side, Viola’s impressive attacking line only managed to find the back of the net once in last two league fixtures.
SPAL vs Fiorentina: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Fiorentina to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).