Our match prediction:
Having dropped two points at Genoa on Sunday, title-chasing Fiorentina will be looking to return to winning ways in Serie A when they host Carpi at their Stadio Artemio Franchi on Wednesday evening. The Viola are eight points behind league leaders Napoli in the standings, meaning that they face a must-win situation against the relegation-threatened side. Carpi did remarkably well to spoil Inter’s party at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in their last away fixture and they head into the Stadio Artemio Franchi clash following a 1-1 draw with Palermo. Anyhow, Fiorentina will pose a much bigger threat for the newcomers than their previous rivals and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors this time out. The Biancorossi eliminated Paulo Sousa’s men in the Coppa Italia earlier this season, meaning that the hosts will give their best to exact their revenge on Fabrizio Castori’s troops.
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 accomodate 47282 suppoters. 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 clubchistory.One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the Euopean 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.