Fiorentina has had a disappointing pre-season as they have not won in the last 6 matches. The opening match for the “Violas” was against arguably the strongest team in Serie A (Juventus), and the result showed that. Fiorentina failed to win once again and went home with a score (2:1). They are now hoping to break the spell and win their first match of the season. Chievo has delivered a huge defeat to Inter in the last round, winning by 2 goals (2:0). The win was nothing less than surprising. The star of that match was Valter Birsa, winger who scored both of the goals, that sunk Inter ship.
Quality wise, Fiorentina looks much better, but low morale will play a part in their performance. On the other side we have got Chievo, who’s players are highly motivated to repeat the performance they showed against Inter. The World Cup qualifiers begin next week, which means there will be 2 week break for players after this game and Fiorentina would like to get their first 3 points on the board. Despite their loss at home, it is not a disaster, as they did play against the champions after all. Still they must not underestimate Chievo, who have (as mentioned before) defeated Inter (2:0). Depsite all the improvement in the league Chievo has shown us in the past season, they are still an underdog, especially when visiting top teams in Serie A.
Looking at previous matches, Chievo has struggled when visiting Fiorentina (2:0), (3:0), (3:1). And if the history at Fiorentina’s home ground tell us anything it’s that Chievo simply does not perform when playing against Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Taking that into consideration I expect FIorentina to win this one and get their first points of the season
Prediction: Fiorentina -0.75
Odds: 1.85 SBOBET