Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Fiorentina will be aiming to extend their winning run in the Serie A to four games when they square off against Crotone at Stadio Ezio Scida on Matchday 11. The Viola have been having their ups and downs in the first half of the season, but their recent performances are giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Crotone. Giovanni Simeone scored his third goal of the season in a midweek fixture against Torino (3-0) and he is likely to lead the line for the visitors against the Rossoblu. Crotone sit in the danger zone in the Serie A standings ahead of Sunday’s football game against Fiorentina and it has to be noted that they failed win previous four league fixtures. Fiorentina are more of a team than Crotone and we predict that Stefano Pioli’s men will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Rohden):
Marcus Rohden is a Sweden international who plays for Serie A side Crotone as a midfielder. Rohden started his football career at the youth team of Hossna IF and in 2007 he moved to IF Elfsborg. The Swede continued playing for the team at senior level and he scored 23 goals in 120 appearances in the league for Di Gule. Marcus Rohden moved to Italy in 2016, signing a deal with Crotone and it has to be noted that he scored one goal, while providing four assists for his teammates in 34 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. He made his debut for the Swedish national football team on January 15, 2015 in a 2-0 win over Ivory Coast and he scored on his debut. He was born in Varnamo (Sweden) on May 11, 1991 and his main position is defensive midfield. Marcus Rohden can play as both central midfielder and right midfielder as well if needed.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accommodate 47282 supporters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in club history.
One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the European Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.
Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.