Fiorentina vs Genoa: prediction for the Serie A match
Fiorentina haven't won in the last three Serie A matches, but can they break this streak and defeat Genoa at home on January 17? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Fiorentina were inconsistent in the first half of the season and made many mistakes, but they have gradually improved their performance and strengthened their standings. The Violets have a good shot at making the Champions League zone.
Vincenzo Italiano's charges are currently 7th in the Serie A standings with 32 points to their name. They are losing three points to the 6th Lazio and nine points to the 4th Atalanta. Last week, Fiorentina defeated Napoli away in the round of 16 of Coppa Italia. The game was tied at 2:2 after 90 minutes, and the Violets netted three goals in extra time (5:2).
Genoa spent the whole first half of the season in the relegation zone. In winter, Andriy Shevchenko was appointed the new head coach for the Griffins, but this did pay off - Genoa played nine Serie A games under the Ukrainian manager and failed to record a single victory.
A few days ago, Shevchenko was sacked. In the last game under his management, Genoa suffered a defeat to AC Milan in Coppa Italia. The score was tied at 1:1 after 90 minutes, but the Griffins conceded twice in extra time. Genoa are currently in 19th place in the standings with only 12 points, 5 points behind the safe 17th line.
This score was recorded in 2 of the last 9 home games of Fiorentina.
In 2 of Fiorentina's last 3 home games, this bet played.
In the last 2 away games, Genoa scored in the first half.
Fiorentina have been inconsistent of late, but they will strive to record an important victory here in order to stay in the race for European football. Genoa have sacked the second manager in one season, and the team is clearly in a major crisis. We doubt they can put up a fight against the hosts.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Fiorentina
Genoa used a lot of energy in the cup game against AC Milan, they do not have the necessary depth and now don't even have the manager. In such drastic state, the Griffins stand no chance against Fiorentina. The Violets are in good form and should get a landslide victory here.
Second bet - Fiorentina to win by 2 goals