Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Artemio Franchi will host Sunday’s football game between Fiorentina and Benevento. The Viola head into the match following a goalless draw with Parma, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their third win of the season. Fiorentina continue life without Federico Chiesa, who joined Juventus in the last transfer window, but the likes of Amrabat, Ribery, and Vlahovic are surely capable of helping the hosts beat Benevento in Florence.
The newcomers suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing each of their previous four league fixtures, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Fiorentina’s party at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Callejon has been tested positive for coronavirus for the hosts, while Pezzella is a major doubt. As for the away team, Caprari is banned, Tuia and Volta injured, while duo Iago Falque – Foulon is rated doubtful.
Highlighted Player (Franck Ribery):
After playing for the likes of Boulougne, Ales, Brest and Metz in France, Frank Ribery joined Galatasaray in 2005, but he spent no more than six months at the club. The French winger, who was born on 7 April, 1983, returned to Ligue 1, signing a deal with Olympique Marseille. Ribery scored 11 goals in 60 league appearances for the OM and Bayern Munich scouts spotted him during the 2006/2007 season.
The French footballer signed a four-year deal with the Bavarians on 7 June, 2007 for a fee of €25 million. Ribery has been playing for the German giants ever since and it has to be noted that he won his sixth Bundesliga trophy in the 2015/2016 season and the Champions League title in 2013.
The Bayern Munich ace played for France at the 2006 FIFA World Cup and he made it to the final of the tournament with les Tricolores. He has 13 caps for France U21 team. Ribery’s younger brothers Francois and Steven are footballers as well.
Highlighted Team (Benevento):
FC Benevento secured promotion to the Serie A for the first time in their history at the end of the 2016/2017 campaign, but it has to be noted that they finished the regular season in 5th place in the standings. The Stregoni (Witches) did well to beat Perugia and Carpi in the promotion play-offs and, as a result, they are going to taste a top-flight football.
Benevento were founded in 1929 as Associazione Calcio Benevento and back then they played their home games at Meomartini, the venue which was built by Ciccio Minocchia. Nowadays, the Stregoni welcome their rivals at Stadio Giro Vigorito and the capacity of the stadium is 12.847. Benevento are well known for their yellow jerseys with red stripes, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.
After Napoli, Salernitana and Avellino Benevento become the fourth club from Campania to compete in the Serie A. Matches between the aforementioned teams are well known as Campania derbies.