Serie A. Round 18
Stadium: Artemio Franchi (Florence)
Sunday's program of the Serie A round 18 will open in Florence where Fiorentina will take on Sassuolo. Will Vincenzo Italiano's team be able to cope with the Neroverdi and strengthen their position in the standings? Let’s choose several options to bet on.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Fiorentina gave Kokorin a chance
On Wednesday, Fiorentina played a 1/16 finals match in the Italian Cup. Vincenzo Italiano's team took on Benevento at home. For the first time during his stay in Italy, Aleksandr Kokorin was in the starting lineup. The Russian forward played 76 minutes on the pitch but failed to produce any result. The Violets won 2-1 and will now play against Napoli in the 1/8 finals.
In Serie A, Fiorentina has a three-match winning streak. The team reached 5th place in the standings, 6 points behind the top-4, Champions League zone, and remains the only team in Serie A to not have played a draw yet. Following 17 rounds, the Violets have 10 wins and 7 losses.
Sassuolo has not lost for a long time
As well as Fiorentina, Sassuolo is on an unbeaten streak. The last time Alessio Dionisi's team lost was more than a month ago, on November 7, and since then they have not suffered a defeat for 5 matches in a row – 2 wins and 3 draws. Moreover, during this period, the Neroverdi managed to outplay AC Milan and played in a draw on the home field against Napoli. Sassuolo is 12th in the Serie A table and is only 5 points behind the top-6, Eurocup zone.
Last season Fiorentina failed to beat Sassuolo, 1-3 away and 1-1 at home. Back then, the teams were managed by different coaches, though.Watch Free Live Stream
Expert Betting Tips
Despite not having lost for five matches in a row, Sassuolo remains the most unstable team in Serie A. Along with the victory over AC Milan in the successful stretch, the Neroverdi, for example, barely escaped in the duel with Spezia, recouping from 0-2 during the second half. One thing is clear – in almost every game Sassuolo both score and concede. So it is almost certain that Fiorentina, led by top scorer Dusan Vlahovic, will be able to score in the upcoming game, but it is also possible that the Neroverdi, driven by the excellent Domenico Berardi, will concede more than once.
Prediction: Total Over.
- BTTS + TO (2.5) for 1.80;
- Total Over (3.5) for 2.368;
- Exact Goals 6+ for 7.40.