Venezia vs FiorentinaSerie A, KO: 19:45 Oct 18, 2021, Stadio Pierluigi Penzo
Venezia are seeking their first home win of the season as they host Fiorentina in a Serie A fixture at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo. The hosts face a Fiorentina side who have impressed on the road this term and are good enough to pick up maximum points.
Venezia are coming off a 1-1 draw with Cagliari in their previous Serie A fixture. They looked on the verge of another defeat before Gianluca Busio struck the equaliser deep into added time.
It has been a difficult return to the topflight for Venezia, who have claimed just one win from their opening seven matches this season. Paolo Zanetti’s men have suffered four defeats already and are just two points above bottom side Cagliari.
Venezia have struggled at home, failing to win any of their two matches at the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo. They have also been poor defensively this season, conceding in all seven of their matches so far.
Fiorentina travel to Venezia off the back of a 2-1 defeat to leaders Napoli last time out in Serie A. They took the lead through Lucas Martinez but ultimately folded under the constant pressure from the Neapolitans.
Despite the defeat, Fiorentina still look a different side under manager Vincenzo Italiano as they appear to have fully put last season’s problems behind them. They have won four of their seven matches this season and are challenging near the top of the table.
Fiorentina have surprisingly done their best work on their travels this season and have won their last three away matches. They claimed a 1-0 victory over Udinese in their previous fixture on the road with Dusan Vlahovic getting the goal.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There have been nine previous matches between Venezia and Fiorentina with both teams claiming four wins each and one draw. The most recent meeting was a friendly in 2018 which Venezia won 1-0.
Players to watch
Venezia have spread their goals across the team this season but Mattia Aramu often leads the line and is priced at 18/5 by Betfred to score on Monday. Forward Thomas Henry could also be worth keeping an eye on in the same market at 16/5 with Paddy Power.
As always Fiorentina will look to top scorer Dusan Vlahovic to provide the spark in attack. The Serbian striker has four goals this season and is priced at 8/5 by Betfred to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
There has been BTTS in six of Fiorentina’s seven matches this season and Monday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 16/19 with SBK. La Viola have also seen over 2.5 goals in three of their last four away matches and could be set for a repeat at 19/20 with Unibet.
Fiorentina have scored three penalties on the road this season and a similar outcome is priced at 4/1 by bet365.
This Serie A match between Venezia and Fiorentina will be played on Oct 18, 2021 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Venezia vs Fiorentina prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.