Fiorentina travel to struggling Pescara on Sunday hoping to start 2017 with three easy points and to catch up with the top of Serie A table.
Fiorentina have been in a rather unpredictable form throughout the season and they haven’t ended the year the way they had wanted with just one point earned in their last three matches played! Paulo Sousa’s now look to return to the winning ways on their away day at Pescara, where we’ll back them to win at a generous 4/5 with Ladbrokes
Although they have been rather good on the road, Viola have had three difficult away days behind them and they’ve lost on all three occasions (4-2 at Inter, 1-0 at Genoa, and 3-1 at Lazio). They now look to pick up that form and finally make the goals they do score count, as seven goals they’ve bagged in their last four away games brought just three points!
Interestingly, Pescara are yet to win a Serie A match in front of the home crowd this term, and they’ve failed to find the net in five of their nine matches there. Viola, on the other hand, have scored a lot more goals away from home and it does look we’ll be into a more one-sided game than expected here.
Fiorentina have been far from the league’s best defending side, but Delfini’s troubles in the final third do look worrying for Massimo Oddo. Fiorentina to keep a clean sheet for only the third time this season now comes at a good-looking 13/8 with bet365
which will surely attract a few value seekers. They have conceded six in their last two outings but it’s fair to say Napoli and Lazio have been much more of a challenge for Sousa’s side.
Looking at the goalscoring market, our top pick will be Federico Bernardeschi to score anytime which comes at a handsome 12/5 with BetVictor
! Bernardeschi has nine league goals to his name this term and he’s finished 2016 with a brace against Napoli. We’ll now back him to continue towards consistency with a goal in Pescara which could win Viola the important three points!
Fiorentina to keep clean sheet at 13/8 with bet365