Frosinone vs Fiorentina - La Viola to end four match winless run

Visitors to secure slim victory over struggling hosts
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Fiorentina set to end winless run away at Frosinone (Getty Images)

Frosinone vs Fiorentina Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Fiorentina will travel to the Stadio Benito Stirpe on Friday for a Serie A clash against Fiorentina as they attempt to end a run of four matches without a win. The visitors have never lost in this fixture and are favourites to claim the three points against the struggling hosts.

Frosinone Calcio


The Canaries continued their poor Serie A campaign last weekend as they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Parma. It was a contest devoid of real quality as they could only manage a single shot on target. 

Moreno Longo’s team have been abysmal this season having claimed just one victory in their 11 matches. They are second from bottom on the table with six points and are also yet to secure a win at home so far.

Frosinone have struggled in attack this season with strikers Camillo Ciano and Daniel Ciofani combining for five of the team's nine goals so far. However, neither man has found the net in their last two appearances for the club.

Frosinone coach Moreno Longo is enduring a hard time at the club with just one win in 11 matches (Getty Images)

ACF Fiorentina


La Viola are coming off a 1-1 draw at home against Roma in their previous Serie A fixture. They took a first half lead through a Jordan Veretout penalty but failed to hold on as they conceded the equaliser five minutes from time.

Stefano Pioli’s team have failed to win in their last four matches, although three of those fixtures have ended in draws. They are currently sixth on the table with 16 points, five behind Lazio in fourth place.

Veretout has been the man in form for Fiorentina with three goals in his last five Serie A matches. The 25-year-old should continue in midfield while the likes of Federico Chiesa, Giovanni Simeone and Marko Pjaca are expected to retain their place in attack.

Head-to-Head 


There have been only two previous matches involving Frosinone and Fiorentina with the visitors unbeaten in both outings. Both teams faced each other in the league during the 2015-16 campaign with the Florence based club claiming a 4-1 win at home before settling for a goalless draw in the reverse fixture.

Match-up


Frosinone have been let down by poor defending all season having conceded 24 goals in 11 matches. The good work of Ciofani and Ciano going forward are often undone by the team's weak defence.

Fiorentina are currently on a poor run but have still found a way to avoid defeat. The likes of Veretout, Chiesa, Pjaca and Simeone are always dangerous and will have too much quality for the Frosinone rear guard.

Jordan Veretout is the key man for Fiorentina (Getty Images)

Key Statistics


  • Frosinone have lost 7 of their last 11 matches (Serie A).
  • Frosinone have lost 6 of their last 8 home matches (Serie A).
  • Frosinone have failed to score in 7 of their last 9 home matches (Serie A).
  • Fiorentina have seen Under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches (Serie A).
  • Fiorentina have won 12 of their last 24 matches (Serie A).

Verdict


Frosinone have been poor at home this season and are unlikely to get any joy against Fiorentina. The visitors have been slightly inconsistent but are expected to have enough quality to see off the struggling hosts.

Best Bet: Fiorentina Win @ 1.80 - 5 Units
Value Bet: Fiorentina Win to Nil @ 3.00 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Fiorentina Win 1-0 @ 6.50 - 1 Unit
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Eric Smith 07 November 2018

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