With the fate for Serie A also sealed for relegated side SPAL, they have a chance to make their final bow a decent one. The side will have to take on side Fiorentina at the Paolo Mazza. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 7 pm.
Fiorentina has been under a rollercoaster of emotions for the past 16 years. Finishing 16th in last season’s Serie A was enough to put the efforts of the side in jeopardy. The cause of concerns led to the replacement of Vincenzo Montella with Giuseppe Lachini.
Lachini took the lead of the side managing to record eight wins and eight draws in their past 22 matches in Serie A. The latest form for the side includes securing 10 points in their last five games. This has elevated the Viola to the top half rankings in the table.
This season might see boyhood wonder Chiesa part ways with the club. The star has been a crucial element in the attacking threat for the side. The future of the youngster remains unclear while attracting interests from various European clubs.
SPAL and Viola have a history in the Serie A. The Viola have only conceded three goals in their past five outings at Paolo Mazza. However, it has been 11 matches gone since SPAL registered a win in the Serie A.
SPAL vs. Fiorentina Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other with Viola taking home three wins. SPAL are yet to register a win against their opponents. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Hellas Verona 3-0 SPAL
SPAL 1-1 Torino
SPAL 1-6 Roma
Brescia 2-1 SPAL
SPAL 0-4 Inter
Fiorentina 4-0 Bologna
Roma 2-1 Fiorentina
Inter 0-0 Fiorentina
Fiorentina 2-0 Torino
Lecce 1-3 Fiorentina
SPAL Team News
Di Biagio sets to make various changes on his final day in charge in the Serie A. This is especially after their 3-0 defeat to Verona in their last outing. Andrea Patagna will maintain his position in front of the attacking line. Allessandro Murcia and Jakub Iskra will hope to feature after second-half appearances.
Fiorentina Team News
Following their 4-0 thrashing of side Bologna, Lachini will be looking to maintain the same starting XI. Christian Kouame was impressive after coming off the bench and hopes to make it to the starting lineup this weekend.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a low-key game without much to expect from both sides. Given the poor record since the restart, we expect Fiorentina to have a comfortable breeze.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 2H