These Fiorentina vs. Monza predictions see a well-matched game with just three points separating the two sides. A win for the visitors would see them draw level with the Viola on Wednesday, a welcome sight after many weeks in the bottom three.
Fiorentina vs. Monza odds
1 – Fiorentina to win – 3/4
2 – Both teams to score – 10/11
3 – Under 2.5 goals scored – 19/20
4 – Biraghi to score anytime – 12/1
5 – A penalty in the game – 2/1
Fiorentina resume Serie A activity on Wednesday with a fixture against 14th placed Monza. With the middle of the pack so tightly congested after 15 games played, a win for either side would have a real impact on their standing.
Following a poor start to the season, Vincenzo Italiano has seen his side find their feet both in Serie A and the UEFA Conference League, with a 2-1 defeat to Milan before the break ending a six-match winning streak in all competitions. The challenge for the Fiorentina manager will be whether he is able to rediscover momentum after over a month without competitive action.
Fortunately for La Viola, the quality and experience in their squad should give them the edge on Wednesday, with the hosts justified in their status as favourites for the clash at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Even so, Wednesday’s clash is not likely to be a walk in the park for Fiorentina, as Monza have proven themselves worthy of their top flight status in recent fixtures. Having overhauled the majority of the squad in the summer it comes as no surprise that it took some time to settle but Raffaele Palladino has now got this side playing some convincing football.
Against a Fiorentina team that has failed to keep a clean sheet in five out of their last six games, Monza will be confident of getting on the scoresheet. That having been said, neither side has been particularly proficient going forward so far this season. With 18 and 16 goals scored respectively over 15 games, Fiorentina and Monza are only just averaging one per game. A wager therefore on under 2.5 goals scored on Wednesday may well pay out.
One reason for this is the fact that neither side has an in-form striker at their disposal. Luka Jovic has failed to convince Vincenzo Italiano since joining over the summer, whilst Dany Mota and Andrea Petagna have just three goals between them.
As a result, we back veteran Cristiano Biraghi to score on Wednesday, with the fullback’s experience likely proving vital. Biraghi is a set-piece specialist, with a free kick or penalty potentially decisive at the Stadio Artemio Franchi this week.
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Fiorentina vs. Monza last five matches
Fiorentina last five matches
Monza last five matches
Fiorentina top goalscorers
Monza top goalscorers
Fiorentina vs. Monza line-ups
Fiorentina (4-3-2-1): Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi; Mandragora, Bonaventura; Kouame, Barak, Ikone; Jovic
Monza (3-4-2-1): Di Gregorio; Izzo, Santos, Caldirola; Ciurria, Pessina, Rovella, Augusto; Colpani, Caprari; Petagna
Fiorentina team news
Sofian Amrabat is likely to be given extended time off after the World Cup, meaning one of Giacomo Bonaventura or Alfred Duncan is expected to start alongside Rolando Mandragora. Gaetano Castrovilli may return from injury to feature on the bench. But Wednesday’s game comes too early for Riccardo Sottil or Nicolas Gonzalez to play a role.
Monza team news
Stefano Sensi’s fractured ankle means the midfielder is unlikely to feature in the short term for Monza, meaning Matteo Pessina will continue in a central midfield role. Pablo Mari is expected to return to the bench in a welcome boost for Monza fans.