SPAL vs Fiorentina - 17/02/2019 Preview

SPAL will face Fiorentina at Paolo Mazza Stadium at Italian Serie A 24th Round. SPAL against Fiorentina is the match with big interest after their previous matches at Italian Serie A. Review our thoughts on this match here below. 

 

SPAL

SPAL started this season as a team with big perspectives and potential, however, after a few matches, they showed the true face. At the start of the season, they won 3 of 4 matches, however, now they are struggling and not showing good football. They stand at 14th position with only 2 wins in 20 matches. At home SPAL trying to hold positions and play very tough football for opponents, as they had 6 draw matches in a row.

For now, SPAL 2013 have all main squad players, no one is injured or suspended, that gives some chances to fight against Fiorentina. Some of the players SPAL send on Loan to gain experience and form. There are some concrete leaders in the attack and in the middle, as A. Petagna is best club scorer with 8 goals. Moreover, M. Lazzari is the best assister with 7 key passes. Only these players started more than 21 matches in the first eleven.

The White-Blues are great this season at attacking set pieces and stealing the ball from the opposition. Very likely that SPAL will be shown a high number of cards, they will play width and attempt crosses often. However, SPAL showing weaknesses at defending against long shots, defending against attacks down the wings, avoiding individual errors and finishing scoring chances.

 

Fiorentina

Fiorentina this season look very strong, however, they are struggling at winning matches. They played 11 times from 23 games in a draw and won 7 matches. However, this is not enough to be in the top of the best teams in Italy and fight for promotion to Euro Cups. This season Fiorentina sometimes wins very unpredictable games, like against Roma with 7:1 result or 1:0 in the road match against AC Milan. In total, Viola’s are unbeaten in away matches since October.

This team has great players which compete with the best players in all Serie A and play at a very high level. L. Muriel, F. Chiesa, Gerson, and K. Mirallas, unfortunately, he is injured and will miss next match.

Fiorentina is great at counter attacks, creating chances using through balls and creating scoring chances. Very likely that they will play aggressively, take a lot of shots and attack through the middle. However, they are weak at defending against long shots and avoiding fouling in dangerous areas.

 

H2H

During the last two seasons, teams played 3 times. Two times they played in a draw and once Fiorentina were stronger. The last match was at the beginning of this season where Fiorentina won with 3:0 at home.