Verona vs Fiorentina
Verona managed to take a point away to Crotone (0:0). This was their target, but they played some miserable and appalling football. Although they had the possession of the ball, they did not know what to do and how to create opportunities. They played without a real striker in front line, and with Giampaolo Pazzini to the bench, they really did not have the player to threat.
With no shot on target, they were also vulnerable in the back when Crotone tried with counter attacks, while their keeper saved the result three times, and Crotone had a shot to the post six minutes before full time. Generally a very sleepy game from Verona and now they have an important game against Fiorentina. Right winger Alessio Cerci (2 (2/0) got an injury and will stay out, while centre back Matteo Bianchetti, central midfielder Franco Zuculini and left back Gian Filippo Felicioli are still out with injuries.
Fiorentina suffered their second defeat, this time against Sampdoria at home (1:2). Not so fair result from what was displayed in the field, Fiorentina for sure they should take something out from this game. The performance of the second half was more than good and they put some tremendous pressure to Sampdoria, had 25 final attempts to score but finally they were unable and unlucky to reach at least the draw.
Generally the first two weeks for Fiorentina were difficult, now they are with zero points, with the fans to be against the club administration for the sold of key players of last season. Now they need to demonstrate away to Verona and repeat the good second half they had against Sampdoria. For sure they are thirsty for points and this will be visible early to the game. Attacking midfielder Valentin Eysseric (2/0) got an injury and will miss the game, while midfielder Riccardo Saponara is still ailing from injury. Experienced striker Cyril Thereau will make his debut.
May both teams did not started well, but Verona has a clearly visible problem in creating the game, they have a very slow midfield line that can not push the ball into the attack. Fiorentina made a speedy game in the second half against Sampdoria, created a big number of opportunities but unfortunately they did not get a point. I think that from both teams performances to the first two games, Fiorentina should have more points and they have an ideal chance to take their first three points in the league.