Genoa vs Fiorentina 01/31/2015 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction
Fiorentina vs Genoa
Saturday 31th January 2015 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Genoa 12/5 Draw 12/5 Fiorentina 13/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Be in Sports
Action from Serie A as Genoa look to get their first win in five when they take on Fiorentina at home in Genova. Fiorentina will be playing their first game without winger Quadrado as it looks likely he moves to Chelsea by the close of this transfer window. The Premier League leaders have met the buy out clause in the Colombian wingers contract and it is believed he is in london for a medical. Fiorentina boss Montella will get Mohamad Salah on loan till the end of the season from Chelsea and the former Basle winger is a fine footballer maybe not quite at the same level as Quadrado but I think he will be a decent aquisition for Fiorentina if they make it a permanent switch. Fiorentina will look to Mario gomez up top to lead the way with Aqualani pulling the strings in midfield. Fiorentina have won four of five to put themselves back in the picture for European football as the lie just three points off fourth and five off third.
Genoa have struggled of late, partially because their defence seems to have at least one glaring error per game. Genoa have a couple of decent strikers wiht Matri and Falque both finding the net on a regular occasion this season. Matri is struggling with an injury and may miss the game on Saturday but Genoa have not actually had a problem finding the net in recent weeks it has been defending that has been the problem.
I'm taking both teams to score here as it seems a genuine lock. Both teams have scored in all of Genoa's last five games and both have scored in seven of Fiorentina's last eight. Both of these teams look good attackin but defensively both have really struggled at times this year.