Competition: Europa Conference League
Market: Fiorentina win
Odds: 4/6 @ 888sport
With a Europa Conference League quarter-final ticket still hanging in the balance, Fiorentina will make the trip to Sivasspor on Thursday evening.
Starting with the hosts, while Sivasspor might have made the trip out to Italy last week looking to spring a Conference League upset on foreign soil, Rıza Calımbay’s men have come under some recent scrutiny. Eventually getting hit with a 1-0 loss in their first-leg meeting, the Braves will be more than aware that they face a huge challenge on Thursday evening. Tipped as a real outside pick to punch their quarter-final ticket, the former Trabzonspor boss has seen his side lose each of their last three appearances across all competitions. Failing to pick up any momentum last weekend as they were blown away thanks to a 3-0 drumming at the hands of Istanbulspor, the Sivas-based outfit have really shown some glaring struggles at the back since opening March. Including a remarkable 4-3 loss against Karagumruk earlier in the month, Sivasspor have shipped eight goals on their three-match losing run.
As for the visitors, more than deserving of their 1-0 first-leg victory last week, Fiorentina will simply be looking to finish off the job here. With many tipping Vincenzo Italiano’s side as a genuine Conference League contender in 2023, the Viola are enjoying a recent purple patch. Last seen over the weekend putting in another professional display as they claimed a 2-0 win away at relegation scrappers Cremonese, the Italian outfit are now in the midst of a seven-match unbeaten run across all formats. Likewise, winning each of their previous five straight appearances, the former Spezia boss has seen his side pick up some notable scalps. With their eye-catching flurry highlighted by a stellar 2-1 victory against defending Serie A champions AC Milan on March 4th, Fiorentina are rightfully tipped as a standout pick here. Landing that first-leg 1-0 win on home soil last week, we are backing a similar outcome.
Bet: Fiorentina 4/6 to beat Sivasspor in Thursday’s Europa Conference League matchup @ 888sport