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Prediction: Fiorentina vs Torino

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, Serie A 19 Jan 2023

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Prediction: Match to end in draw

Best Odds: 12/5

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Fiorentina and Torino will face each other in Serie A this weekend. The match between I Viola and I Granata will take place at Stadio Artemio Franchi and is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time on Saturday.

Fiorentina

Fiorentina are one of the biggest clubs in Serie A who always tend to finish in the top 10 and compete for the European places in the table. The Florence-based outfit ended up as high as seventh in the Serie A table last season following 13th and 10th-placed finished in the table in 2020-21 and 2019-20 respectively.

Vincenzo Italiano’s side are 10th in the Serie A table at the moment with 23 points from 18 matches. Fiorentina are as many as 14 points behind former Italian champions Inter Milan, who occupy the fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot in the table. They are also 11 points behind AS Roma, who are currently seventh and are in the UEFA Europa Conference League spot.

Fiorentina will head into the match against Torino at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on the back of a 2-0 defeat to AS Roma away from home at Stadio Olimpico in Rome in Serie A. It followed a 1-0 home win against Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia and came after 2-1 victory over Sassuolo at home in the league.

Team News:

Nicolas Gonzalez is back from a long-term injury. The 24-year-old Argentina international forward will start for the home team and lead their line.

Morocco international midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, who was one of the best players at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, will start as well.

Dodo and Lucas Martinez Quarta could start at the back. Luka Jovic, Rolando Mandragora and Riccardo Sottil are expected to be stay on the sidelines with muscle issues.

Torino

Torino are an established club in Serie A who have been playing in the Italian top flight since the 2012-13 season. The Turin-based club finished 10th in the Serie A table last season after ending up 17th in the standings in 2020-21. Torino finished as high as seventh in the Serie A standings in 2018-19.

Ivan Juric’s side ninth in the Serie A table at the moment with 23 points from 18 matches. The Turin-based club are 14 points behind former Italian champions Inter Milan, who occupy the fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot in the table. It is unlikely that Torino will challenge for the European places this season, as they are also 11 points behind AS Roma, who are currently seventh and are in the UEFA Europa Conference League spot.

Torino will head into the match against Fiorentina away from home at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Spezia in Serie A. It came after a 1-0 win against AC Milan in Coppa Italia which followed a 1-1 draw with Salernitana away from home in Serie A.

Team News:

Nemanja Radonjic and Mergim Vojvoda could start for Torino in their Serie A match against Fiorentina away from home at Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence this weekend.

“Ola Aina and Valentino Lazaro are set to be sidelined by injury, while centre-forward Pietro Pellegri is also missing with a thigh problem.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Fiorentina have scored 21 goals in 18 Serie A matches so far this season.
  • Torino have conceded 20 goals in 18 Serie A matches so far this season.
  • Fiorentina have lost 2 of their last 5 Serie A games.
  • Torino have won 1 of their last 5 Serie A games.
  • Nikola Vlasic has scored 4 goals in 18 Serie A matches for Torino so far this season.

Conclusion

There is nothing much separating Fiorentina and Torino, and there is a very good chance that the Serie A match between these two sides at Stadio Artemio Franchi this weekend will end in a draw. It should be a very good, entertaining and competitive game of football. Both sides should score and eventually cancel each other out.

Prediction: Match to end in draw

Best Odds: 12/5

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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