Parma vs Fiorentina 02/24/2014 Free Serie A Soccer Pick and Preview
Monday 24th February 2014 18:00(GMT)
The Line: Parma 6/4 Draw 5/2 Fiorentina 43/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Bein Sports
Parma are the most inform team in the league and will come into this game against Fiorentina in high spirits. Four wins from five and unbeaten in their last twelve Parma will look to continue their upward momentum in the league as they chase a place in Europe. Veteran striker Antonio Cassano has netted eight goals and alongside fellow veteran Amauri they have been a revelation scorign eight goals combined in those twelve games. Manager Donadoni has been doing a good job and one has to wonder whether Parma will be able to hold onto the former Italy international if he continues to work his magic here.
Fiorentina are still chasing Napoli for that third Champions League spot a shock loss at home to Inter Milan was followed by a good win in the Europa League. Unfortunately for Fiorentina the loss of top scorer Guiseppo Rossi (until April or longer) looks to have derailed their season to some extent. Mario Gomez' return from injury has helped as has the addition of Matri on loan but neither look capable of the blistering start Rossi had to the season scoring fourteen in eighteen. Aqualani, Joaquain and Ilicic look to be the key to Fiorentina's attacking at the moment will they be able to break down a tough Parma defence though?
This game could go anyway in my opinion, I do like what Parma have been doing recently in the league but Fiorentina have also been great to follow and in general are involved in open attacking games. With players like Cassano, Matri, Amauri, Gomez, Ilicic, Aqualani and Joaquain on the field I cant help but feel the two offences will have the better of it tonight. Overs are available at 6/5 at the moment and thats the only bet that looks to provide some value here. Four of the last six Parma games have gone over and six of the last nine Fiorentina games have hit the mark. So getting some value with two potentially explosive forward lines leads me to lean in that direction. Take the overs. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo