Our football match prediction:
Fiorentina were not in action in Serie A at the weekend. Sunday’s football match against Pescara was postponed, meaning that tired legs are unlikely to prove to be a big problem for the Viola in Wednesday’s Coppa Italia game against Chievo. Fiorentina fans are hungry for trophies and we predict that coach Paulo Sousa will field the best possible side against the Mussi Volanti. Chievo suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Atalanta in their last league game and it is more than obvious that the team have been struggling at the back of late. Rolando Maran’s men face an uphill task in the Italian Cup clash against Fiorentina and they are unlikely to spoil Viola’s party at Stadio Artemio Franchi. When the two teams met in the Serie A in Florence earlier this season Fiorentina recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chievo and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Anton Tatarusanu):
Anton Ciprian Tatarusanu is one of Romania’s most famous goalkeeper at the moment, and he has surprisingly spent the majority of his career up to date in his native country. The highly rated shot-stopper joined the most famous club on domestic stage Steaua via Juventus Bucuresti and Gloria Bistrita and he would go on to spend next seven years in the capital, making over 130 league appearances and featuring in over 40 matches in European competitions. The big club move finally materialised in the summer of 2014 as he waited his contract to expire before signing for Fiorentina, and he quickly established himself as the number one goalkeeper at Artemio Franchi. When it comes to international stage, Tatarusanu has spent much of his career competing with Costel Pantilimon for the starting berth in the national team, and he has emerged a winner, making 30 odd appearances for the Tricolorii since 2010. Bar any surprises, Tatarusanu will make his debut appearance at major tournaments at the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Chievo Verona):
Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona shortly Chievo Verona is an Italian football club founded in 1929 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club is hosting it’s games in the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi which holds a capacity for 42 000 football fans. Chievo Verona shares the stadium with their city rivals Hellas Verona. After a couple of years playing in the Serie B the club from Verona managed to reach the Serie A in 2009/2010. Since the club is active in the Serie A the best performance was in the season 2011/2012 where Chievo Verona was able to end 10th on the Serie A table.Chievo Verona never managed to reach the group stage in a European top league. In the past Chievo got knocked out several times in the UEFA cup qualifiers and one time in the Champions League qualification stage. Known players that wore the Chievo Verona kit in their career are: Amauri, Brighi, Perrotta and Barzagli