Europa League Preview (Group Stage): Fiorentina vs. Guingamp

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Updated: September 15, 2014
Fiorentina-Mario GOmez

Match Date: 18 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi

 

With domestic league worries to attend to, both Fiorentina and Guingamp are keen on featuring in their upcoming face-off.

 

Fiorentina were able to get into the Round of 16 last season, whilst, technically speaking, this will be the first time that Guingamp shall join in the said tournament.

 

Which of these teams shall get the outright edge?

 

The contenders

Fiorentina

The Violas are having a slow start in Serie A this season. After incurring a disappointing loss, its next match ended in a frustrating scoreless stalemate. Such scenario is not known to Fiorentina  considering the fact that it had a strong start before,

 

With domestic problems to take care of, this might readily affect their upcoming performance. They are lucky though to have the 1st leg in their own territory as they could readily use it to increase their winning possibilities.

 

Guingamp

Like Fiorentina, Guingamp is also flirting at the relegation zone. It has only won twice in its last 5 matches and just a notch higher than the newly-promoted Metz.

 

It is a bit early though to tell that Guingamp will soon exit France’s top-flight league. But this is quite a possibility should the squad fails to improve.

 

Possible head turners

Former Bayern Munich striker, Mario Gomez is back on tip-top shape. Indeed, his experience in the Champions League could add more depth into Fiorentina’s form. The online betting favorite will definitely try to dominate the match with Gomez’ s aid.

 

 

Prediction

Fiorentina 2-1 Guingamp

 

 

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