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The Serie A clash at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Friday will see home team Fiorentina playing against opponents Spezia.
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Fiorentina will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Serie A defeat last time out to Sampdoria.
In that game, Fiorentina managed 51% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Fiorentina was Dušan Vlahović (37'). Sampdoria got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Keita Baldé (31') and Fabio Quagliarella (71') scored for Sampdoria.
It has not been often in recent games where Fiorentina haven’t conceded. In fact, La Viola have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 14 goals in the process.
Spezia will come into the match following on from a 2-0 Serie A win in the defeat of AC Milan in their last match.
In that game, Spezia had 46% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Spezia, the goals were scored by Giulio Maggiore (56') and Simone Bastoni (67'). For their opponents, AC Milan had 7 shots on goal with 0 on target.
Looking at their form, and Spezia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals in all. In defence, Spezia have seen their frailties exposed. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, though.
Head to head
The last league match between these clubs was Serie A match day 4 on 18/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Spezia 2-2 Fiorentina.
That time, Spezia managed 52% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. Goals were scored by Daniele Verde (39') and Diego Farias (75').
At the other end, Fiorentina had 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Germán Pezzella (2') and Cristiano Biraghi (4') scored.
The referee was Gianluca Manganiello.
Team News: Fiorentina
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Fiorentina boss Cesare Prandelli to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Franck Ribéry (Muscular problems) is sidelined.
Team News: Spezia
Spezia manager Vincenzo Italiano has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Diego Farias (Adductor problems) and Claudio Terzi (Adductor problems) can’t be considered. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Martin Erlic and Simone Bastoni.
Our assessment is that Spezia should get enough chances to score a goal against this Fiorentina lineup, although that may not be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a 2-1 winning score for Fiorentina when all is said and done. Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi (43,147)
Captain: Germán Pezzella
Chairman: Rocco Commisso
Manager: Cesare Prandelli
Competitions: Serie A position 16
🔑 Key Man: Gaetano Castrovilli
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Gaetano Castrovilli was born in Canosa di Puglia, Italy. After having played his first senior match for AS Bari in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 4 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 20 appearances.