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Fiorentina vs Venezia – Predictions & Odds
Fiorentina are in the hunt for European football this season while their guests this weekend, Venezia, are battling for their Serie A status. The hosts are the big favourites to win the game and certainly have form in their favour but Venezia did beat Fiorentina in October and have plenty of motivation for the 3pts this weekend.
Under 2.5 Goals
This game has the potential to be tight and tense despite the contrasting form both teams find themselves in. Under 2.5 goals have been produced in each of the last five competitive and non-competitive meetings between Fiorentina and Venezia, while five of the host's and three of the visitor's last six matches in league and cup have witnessed fewer than three goals scored.
Fiorentina to Win-to-Nil
Four of the last five meetings between these two clubs, including a 2018 friendly, have ended in either side winning and keeping a clean sheet. Fiorentina head into Saturday's clash on the back of three wins from their last four matches and have kept clean sheets in each of their last two home games against Empoli and Bologna. Venezia have lost each of their last six league games and have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four outings.
Everything you need to know about Fiorentina vs Venezia
Fiorentina out for revenge after losing to Venezia in October
Fiorentina weren't fancied to take anything from their trip to Napoli, though, the hosts would still have been expecting a tough 90-minutes. Gonzalez put Fiorentina 1-0 up in the 29th-minute and the visitors led at the break. Napoli got back onto level terms via Mertens just before the hour mark but goals from Ikone and Cabral handed Fiorentina a commanding lead. Napoli did manage to pull a goal back late on to set up a nervy final few minutes but the visitors held on to secure an unexpected 3pts.
Fiorentina predicted lineup: Terracciano, Biraghi, Venuti, Igor, Milenković, Saponara, Duncan, Torreira, Castrovilli, Cabral & González
Venezia fell behind at home to Udinese when Deulofeu converted a 35th-minute penalty but the hosts look like they had done enough to earn a point when Henry equalised 4-minutes from time, only for Udinese to snatch a winner in stoppage-time. Venezia remain in the bottom three but are only 3pts off Cagliari and could move out of the relegation zone with a win this weekend.
Venezia predicted lineup: Mäenpää, Modolo, Haps, Ceccaroni, Kiyine, Črnigoj, Cuisance, Vacca, Busio, Henry & Johnsen
Fiorentina: Álvaro Odriozola and Giacomo Bonaventura could miss out for the hosts this weekend,
Venezia: Ampadu is suspended, while Ebuehi, Romero and Lezzerini could miss the trip to Florence through injury.
Fiorentina vs Venezia – Q&A
- Who are the favourites to win? – Fiorentina are the clear favourites with the bookmakers.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Venezia 1-0 Fiorentina, 18/10/21.
- What time is kick-off? – 15:30 GMT, 16:30 CET.