League: Italian Serie A
Verona – Fiorentina
Pick: Both teams to score
REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:
Tide to turn for Verona
Neither of these two sides have been getting results lately, but things look set to turn around for Verona with Fiorentina in dire form heading into this encounter.
Fiorentina’s last seven matches have seen both teams score following a 3-1 loss at Sassuolo on Saturday. The visitors have conceded in their last eight away, while they’ve shipped 30 goals in 15 away trips so far.
Verona have had it tough at home of late, facing Lazio, Atalanta, Milan and Juve in their last four. However, they’ve gone 13 home games without a clean sheet. They had seen seven consecutive home games finish with both teams scoring before drawing a blank at home to three of the top six.
We expect Fiorentina to be more forgiving defensively than those top sides, while Verona are unlikely to sort out their defence ahead of this one. As a result, both teams to score is our first pick in this clash.
Fiorentina have lost nine times on the road this term, with each of those coming in 10 clashes with sides from 11th and above in the table. Verona have an unbeaten home record against bottom half sides, so a 2-1 home win is our correct score prediction.