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Prediction: Fiorentina vs Monza

Stefan Budur in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 10 May 2024

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Verdict: Fiorentina to lead at half-time

 Best odds: 2.08

Bookmaker: ZetBet

Fiorentina will host Monza in a crucial match for the hosts, who need a victory to be in the running for the European Cup qualification spots. The game is scheduled for Monday night at Florence’s Artemio Franchi Stadium, where the local team has been difficult to defeat thus far this year.

Fiorentina fans will welcome their favourites full of hope, following the recent performance pulled off in Belgium, a feat they hope to repeat against Monza and improve their Serie A standings by the end of this term.

Fiorentina

As the season draws to a close, Fiorentina has made a strong impression by performing exceptionally well in various competitions. Despite being knocked out of the Italian Cup in the semifinals by Atalanta, they surprised on the European stage by reaching the Conference League final. The team secured their tickets to Athens after an intense doubleheader against FC Brugge, which ended 3-4 in their favour. Under the guidance of coach Vincenzo Italiano, Fiorentina performed admirably in home matches played in Serie A, achieving a record of 9 wins, 4 draws, and 4 defeats.

However, their struggles have been evident in away games this time. Although a league defeat at Verona’s home ground before the trip to Belgium raised concerns, Fiorentina scored a crucial qualifying goal late in the game.

With a decisive match against Napoli looming, a victory against Monza is essential for Fiorentina to secure the last qualifying position for next season’s Conference League. Furthermore, with the Conference League final approaching fast, Vincenzo Italiano will need to be aware of the fatigue accumulated in the squad due to the long and exhausting campaign.

Team News

Despite having a busy schedule with three games played a week for most of the season, Fiorentina’s medical staff recovered in time all the injured players. Left winger Riccardo Sottil is the only player unavailable from La Viola’s team after breaking his collarbone.

Vincenzo Italiano will most likely stick to his already-cemented 4-3-3 attacking formation. Argentinian centre forward Nico Gonzalez will seek retribution against Monza after failing to score in the last games.

Monza

Monza is comfortably positioned in the middle of the standings, with no concerns about relegation. Their strong performance throughout the season has ensured they are clear of any danger long before the season’s end.

Furthermore, Monza has suffered only 12 defeats out of the 35 games played in Serie A—a commendable achievement for the outskirts of Milan team. However, despite a promising start to the year, the squad’s momentum waned towards the end of the season, resulting in six consecutive matches without a victory. As a consequence, their chances of qualifying for next season’s Conference League have diminished.

Despite this recent downturn, Monza has displayed signs of resurgence on their home turf. In a thrilling match against Lazio, they secured a 2-2 draw, with Milan Djuric scoring a crucial equalizing goal in extra time.

A positive result against Fiorentina would lift the spirits of the Red and Whites as they approach their final two matches of the season, facing Frosinone and Juventus. Furthermore, Monza aims to win for the first time at Artemio Franchi Stadium as they managed to finish level last season (1-1).

Team News

Monza can approach the clash with Fiorentina with a full-fit squad. However, the visitors will be without Jose Machin and Patrick Chiurria who are out for the rest of the season. Also, veteran left-winger Papu Gomez is serving a doping ban until 2025 and will most likely have his contract terminated at the end of this term.

Key factors to consider

  • Fiorentina has impressed this season across all competitions achieving another great European feat by reaching the Conference League final
  • The hosts can overtake Napoli in the Serie A standings if they win against Monza
  • Vincenzo Italiano’s team suffered four defeats at Artemio Franchi in 17 games played in the Serie A
  • Monza shrugged off the relegation struggles long before the season ended by maintaining a mid-table position throughout the entire season
  • The visitors dropped the rhythm recently failing to win any of their last six games

Conclusion

Before hosting Monza, Fiorentina is playing at its best, and La Viola should win at home. We anticipate that the hosts will grab an early lead before halftime given their attacking prowess and strong tempo played in front of their supporters.

Verdict: Fiorentina to lead at half-time

 Best odds: 2.08

Bookmaker: ZetBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stefan Budur


Former owner of Betting Mojo, experienced bettor and former punter at Betadvisor, Stefan has done it all when it comes to soccer betting. With more than 15 years of experience in the gambling industry, he gained a lot of knowledge that he'd like to share with SoccerNews.com readers so you can position yourself better every time you place a bet.

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