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FIO vs GEN Dream11 Team Prediction | Serie A – Fiorentina vs Genoa Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

FIO vs GEN Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

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:

Quick Bites:

  • 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.
Vincenzo Montella replaced Stefano Pioli as Fiorentina manager. But the former AC Milan and Sevilla boss is still looking for his first win. Image Credit @twitter
  • 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.

Match Details:

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


Broadcast details:

Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast Serie A matches in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.


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.

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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.
Germán Pezzella may start the match. Image Credit @twitter

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.

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Probable XI: Lafont (GK), Ceccherini, Pezzella, Milenkovic, Biraghi, Gerson, Mirallas, Veretout, Benassi, Luis Muriel, Chiesa


Genoa:

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

Marco Benassi:

  • Games: 31
  • Minutes played: 2,317
  • Goals scored: 7
  • Assists: 1
  • Shots– 39
  • Key chances created: 27

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Federico Chiesa:

  • Games: 36
  • Minutes played: 3,151
  • Goals scored: 6
  • Assists: 2
  • Shots– 96
  • Key chances created: 64

Suggested combination:

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.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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