The Italian football championship is coming to an end. With only three rounds to be played, most of the positions in the standings are already set. The players of Fiorentina are secured for the fifth place, as the team has lost the battle with AS Roma and FC Inter for the third place in the championship, giving the right to participate in the qualifications for the Champions League. This will probably cost the dismissal of the head coach Paulo Sousa. As his replacement the medias of the Apennines point the experienced coach Walter Mazzarri, who previously led the team of FC Inter Milan, but was released after a series of poor results.
The team of Chievo lost in the previous round away to Atalanta and this interrupted the series of 6 consecutive games without a loss. However, the club exceeded its plan to avoid a relegation and will finish the season in safe mid-table position. A victory against Fiorentina will give the “flying donkeys” an opportunity to establish the eighth place in the standings, given the upcoming hard match for SS Lazio against FC Inter. Despite the loss in the previous round, the team has a mood and the host fans will also help to win.
Bookmakers give a priority to Fiorentina in the clash, as the odds for their win are between 1.75 and 1.85. My prediction, however, is to risk with a bet on a home win. Odds are tempting and reach 5.00 and there are grounds for a victory for Chievo.
If you want to make a safer bet, I advise you to bet on double chance with 1X prediction as the odds remain good enough – at bet365.com they reach 2.10. It is important to be notice that the team of Fiorentina allowed goals in their net in 11 of the last 12 matches played. This shows weaknesses in the defensive line of Paulo Sousa’s selection.
If you decide to bet for a draw in the match, the odds are between 3.40 and 3.80 for this to happen.
The players of Chievo are in a better mental state and they will win against the ustable team of Fiorentina. My tip for the match is for a home win.