Fiorentina vs Chievo
Coppa Italia – Round of 16
Date: Wednesday, 11th January 2017
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence).
The six time Copa Italia Champions Fiorentina host Chievo Verona for the round of 16 fixture of the 2016/17 edition of the tournament on Wednesday evening.
Fiorentina had a disappointing first half to the season and find themselves at 9th position in the Serie A table. They are capable of playing some attractive football at times, but rarely merit their play with a win. The team from Florence have drawn the most number of games in the league this season, which stand at 6, while they managed 7 wins from their 18 games so far this season.
The Viola was last seen in action on December 22nd, in a 3-3 thrilling home draw against Napoli. They lost their two previous matches, against Lazio and Genoa respectively. Their Serie A fixture against Pescara last Sunday was postponed due to extreme weather conditions.
Chievo were handed a heavy defeat at home by Atalanta in the Serie A clash this weekend by a 4-1 margin. They had also lost their previous game 3-1 against Roma, raising some serious questions about the defense. They were on a four match unbeaten run prior to that. But Chievo haven’t found the consistency all way through their current campaign.
Fiorentina vs Chievo: Head-to-head stats
- The teams had already met once at Florence this season and Fiorentina won the fixture by a narrow 1-0 margin.
- Fiorentina are on an 11 match unbeaten run against Chievo in all competitions, with 8 wins and 3 draws.
- At home, Fiorentina have won the last 6 matches against Chievo and kept clean sheets in the latest three.
Fiorentina vs Chievo: Prediction
Fiorentina are a slightly better team by the look of the form guide. Moreover, they have an incredible home record against Chievo, who are plenty of goals to fix in their defense. So, the best pick for this match is Fiorentina to win at full-time. I will also go with a correct score prediction of 2-0 which is offered at the odds of 7.50.