Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Fiorentina were not into action at the weekend as their match against Sampdoria at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris was postponed. The Viola can’t wait for their Serie A campaign to begin and we predict that they are going to fight tooth and nail against Chievo when the two teams face each other at Stadio Artemio Franchi this weekend. It is well known that Fiorentina produce much better performances at home than on the travels and despite the fact that the Mussi Volanti made life difficult for Juve in their opener, we are tempted to put our money on Stefano Pioli’s troops. Chievo recorded only one win previous 15 away games in the Italian top flight, which is yet another reason why the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed from the trip to Florence. In their last meeting in the Serie A Fiorentina recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chievo.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Mirallas):
Kevin Mirallas is a Belgian footballer player born on 5th October 1987, who started showing his potential at a very young age. After coming through the youth ranks at Standard Liege, the forward moved to Lille in 2004 and he impressed playing for les Dogues, scoring 10 goals in 76 league appearances.
The move to Saint Etienne did not work out as planned, but a two-year stint at Olympiakos that followed helped the player get his career back on track. Having scored 34 goals in 52 league outings, Mirallas decided to join Everton and he enjoyed a bright start to his career in England. However, just like the entire team, the highly rated footballer suffered a serious dip in form and he has struggled for playing time over the last couple of years.
Mirallas has made over 50 appearances for the Belgium national team, representing the Red Devils at the 2014 World Cup and Eur0 2016 finals, scoring 9 goals in first 50 caps.
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.