Fiorentina – Spezia Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 31.10.2021

⚽ Fiorentina – Spezia Predictions

Fiorentina – Spezia Tips and Odds. October 31, 15:00 ITALY: Serie A.

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  • A narrow 1-0 loss at Lazio in midweek continued Fiorentina’s indifferent start to the Serie A (SA) season and continued their run of games without a draw this campaign (W5, L5 – GF:13, GA:13). Despite that even record, ‘La Viola’ remain hot on the heels of the European hopefuls but will need more consistency if they want to claim a European place for the first time since 2015/16.
  • Nothing symbolises their yo-yo season better than the contrasting performances across halves, where they rank joint-fourth top in the first-half table and joint-fourth bottom in the second-half table after ten rounds. With two wins and two defeats at home, inconsistency still rules, but scoring first should provide the path to success, as 80% of their overall SA games this season saw the winner strike first.
  • Spezia remained marginally above the relegation zone after a 1-1 draw with fellow scrappers Genoa last round, which continued the ‘Eagles’ trend of dropping points in SA games where they scored first (W1, D2, L1). They’ve also struggled against the better ranked teams, only claiming points so far this season against the bottom-five sides. The omens therefore don’t look good here for the team with the league’s worst defensive record, especially as they lost 3-0 here last season.
  • Three is actually the average number of goals Spezia have conceded on the road this campaign, as they travel with the burden of three losses across the last four SA away games (W1). Even the little comforts of scoring first have dried up, with the visitors failing to do so in their last two away league games.
  • Players to watch: Home fans will hope that Dušan Vlahović gets on the scoresheet as he scored the opener in this fixture last season and Fiorentina have won all four SA games he’s scored in this campaign. The travelling fans will pin their hopes on Viktor Kovalenko, who scored and assisted in Spezia’s last win.
  • Hot stat: Fiorentina are the only SA side yet to concede within the first 20 minutes this campaign.
ITALY: Serie A – Round 11
Fiorentina – Spezia
Kick-off: October 31, 15:00
Prediction: Home Win
Odds: 1.50@Bwin

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