Fiorentina will be aiming to snap a five-game losing run when they host a Genoa side which needs both luck and a win to ensure their safety at Stadio Artemio Franchi.
FIO vs GEN Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Fiorentina are on a six-game losing run heading into this match. In fact, they are without a win since February, a run of 15 matches in all competitions.
Genoa‘s season started with four league wins in six Serie A matches. The next four wins came in 31 matches, with 16 games ending in defeats.
This will be the first time in seven seasons that Fiorentina finish the regular season outside the top half. However, a win here in this match will take them to 11th provided a few results go their way.
Genoa will be looking for their first win in 10 league games.
Genoa are without a clean sheet since beating Juventus 2-0 back in March, their last league win as well.
While Fiorentina have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last six league matches.
The Serie A match will be played between Fiorentina and Genoa at Stadio Artemio Franchi, in Florence, Italy. The ground has a capacity of 43,147. The game will start at 12:00 AM (IST), on Sunday midnight, May 26
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Recent form (Last six matches) Fiorentina – L L L L L L Genoa – L L D D L D
Fiorentina Team News:
On-loan Juventus player Marko Pjaca’s season is over for Fiorentina after the Croatian international suffered a crucial ligament injury.
Possible ins or outs of this game:
According to reports, Fiorentina captain Germán Pezzella, who suffered serious facial injuries in the game against Empoli, may make a start here while wearing a face mask.
If that’s the case, Vincenzo Montella will go back to a more traditional four-man defense.
Jordan Veretout is available after serving his suspension and should start in the midfield.
Probable XI: Lafont (GK), Ceccherini, Pezzella, Milenkovic, Biraghi, Gerson, Mirallas, Veretout, Benassi, Luis Muriel, Chiesa
The visitors are handcuffed by a lengthy injury list, while one player will be missing the match with a suspension.
Left-Back Giuseppe Pezzella is suspended for the match due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
While central midfielders Stefano Sturaro (knee), and Oscar Hiljemark (hip) are out as well.
In addition, Luca Mazzitelli (leg), and Andrea Favilli (leg) will be missing the match.
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Manager Cesare Prandelli has flirted with the formation of late. He has tried 3-5-2, 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 in recent games.
Gianluca Lapadula seems to be getting to his best. Keep an eye on him.
Probable XI: Radu (GK), Biraschi, Romero, Zukanovic, Criscito, Lerager, Ivan Radovanovic, Veloso, Daniel Bessa, Christian Kouame, Gianluca Lapadula
Potential Game Changers: Top fantasy picks and the points earned in the last three games
Christian Kouame – 2.5, 8, 12 Marco Benassi – 3.5, 2.5, 2.5 Federico Chiesa – 2.5, 2, 10.5 Daniel Bessa – 2.5, 9, 5 Domenico Criscito – 2.5, 9, 9
Stats and facts:
Fiorentina haven’t won at home since 16 December; their longest such streak.
The La Viola are on a 13-game winless run which is the longest in their history since 1981.
Fiorentina need a result to avoid the relegation. A draw will be enough for them.
Breakdown of both team’s stats (Season 2018-19)
Fiorentina | Genoa
Games played: 37 | 37
Wins: 8 | 8
Losses: 13 | 16
Goals scored: 47 | 39
Goals conceded: 45 | 57
Shots: 409 | 365
On Target: 210 | 176
Attacks: 1865 | 1874
Average Possession: 50.06% | 46.39%
Corners: 232 | 185
Fouls Made: 531 | 536
Players in focus:
Though, both the teams lack the attacking threat, there are a few players who are in good touch and could make a difference.
For Fiorentina, the threat is expected to come from the midfield. Both Marco Benassi and Federico Chiesa lead the goalscoring charts for the La Viola this season.
Minutes played: 2,317
Goals scored: 7
Key chances created: 27
Minutes played: 3,151
Goals scored: 6
Key chances created: 64
Goalkeeper: A Lafont Defenders: N Milenkovic, G Pezzella, D Criscito, D Biraschi Midfielders: F Chiesa (C), J Veretout, M Benassi (VC), D Bessa Forwards: L Muriel, C Kouame
FIO vs GEN Dream11 potential winner: Fiorentina are the firm favorites.