Serie A Match Preview: Catania vs. Fiorentina

Updated: January 16, 2014

Match Date: 19 January 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Angelo Massimino



Catania’s fiasco in their match against Atalanta extended to the Coppa Italia, where they met with Siena and conceded four goals to lose their match. The side need a boost in their maneuvers as they continue to struggle in various competitions, most importantly in the Italian top-tier football. They are currently the league’s lowest scoring team, with total of points of 13 and a goal difference of -21.


Rossazzurri suffer from a chronic problem in the defense. They could barely protect set pieces and their players seem to have a difficulty stopping their skilled opponents from creating or finishing chances. At aerial duels, they are also nothing any less. Their ability to steal the ball from the opposition may be their sole hope to save their fate in the tournament.



At number four, Fiorentina are proving that they are among the league’s (or Italy’s) top-caliber football giants. Since curtain raiser, the side have consistently been ranking within the top six, with particularly strong performances at home. To date, they have already won in 11 matches, drawn in four, and beaten in another four.


Flaunting a very strong score of 37 points (along with 34 goals scored), Viola are very proud of their achievement. Their undeniable skills in creating and finishing chances, attacking via through ball, and keeping possession of their ball will likely lead them to rising in the table even much higher.


Football betting tip: As obvious as it seems, this match will render Fiorentina as the winning side over Catania. The highly determined visitors could earn a clean from their hosts.


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