Here is the Banker Football betting tips for today;
Italy copa Italia
Fiorentina vs Chievo
Tip: Fiorentina wins
Fiorentina are going into their first game of 2017, after missing out on a trip to Pescara on Sunday. La Viola’s game at Serie A’s bottom side was called off due to heavy snow around the ground, giving them a late start to the New Year. This is actually their first fixture this side of Christmas, and it’s not going to be an easy task.
La Viola are hosting Chievo on Wednesday night, as they both look to book a spot in the last eight of the Coppa Italia. This hasn’t been an easy season for Fiorentina, they’ve slipped down to 9th in the table. That’s some slump from last term’s fifth placed finish. A place in the Europa League seems unlikely. They’re already nine points off the heated battle for Europe. Could they win their first trophy in 16 years and sneak back into continental competition?
The hosts are heavily backed to claim a spot in the next round, despite the small gap between these two. Just two places and two points separate them in the Serie A standings. However, just how ready will Paulo Sousa’s side be for this game? It’s almost three weeks since their last game, and a few sides showed signs of being off the pace on their return to action at the weekend. After an even longer break, will Fiorentina be match fit?
While Chievo have lost 56% of their away matches, i doubt they still have much chance here. Fiorentina made an excellent start to the season at home, but that’s really tailing off. They didn’t concede in any of their first four outings here, but they’ve opened up a lot since then. They’ve now conceded in 56% at home. That includes five straight games, with all of those matches seeing both teams find the net.
La Viola have found the net in 83% of their Serie A games, so they should be able to outscore their visitor here.