We are back to post-weekend action with MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, with just a couple of picks for this evening.
Italian Serie A
Sassuolo v Fiorentina (Over TEAM 1.5 goals) @ 2.10 (Bet365) – 2 points
Fiorentina have been in great offensive mood all season and are the 2nd best scoring team in the Serie A with 26 goals from 13 games, which is an average of 2 goals per game. Fiorentina’s recent games can also reflect that form where they have scored a minimum of 2 goals in 6 straight games in all competitions and in 10 out of their last 13 games.
Fiorentina’s form has been led by Kalinic who has netted 9 goals, Babacar with 4 goals and Ilicic with 4 penalty goals. The offensive style that has been instilled by Paolo Sousa has set the team well to set up a solid defence and break a lot on the counter attack. The midfield power of this Fiorentina team is also one to be heralded. With the likes of Suarez, Balero, Błaszczykowski and Baldej; they have a good defensive as well as creative unit.
Fiorentina’s opponents tonight are Sassuolo who are languishing 4 positions behind them in 7th spot, 6 points behind them. Sassuolo have some mixed performances but most of those poor performances have come on the road. At home, along with Napoli they are the only undefeated team and have shown to be quite good beating Napoli, Juventus and Lazio in front of their home fans. Sassuolo also had the advantage of catching all these teams on their bad times of the season.
Fiorentina like to travel there having won their 2 last match ups and are in a rhythm of form at this current stage where victory will push them potentially to the top of the Serie A table. While Sassuolo are formidable at home, Fiorentina have shown to have a vulnerability occasionally on the defensive end. This game will be expected to keep close between the 2 sides, but I like Fiorentina to net 2 goals, as much as they have been in recent weeks especially when there is so much at stake top Serie A.