Fiorentina - Hellas Verona Betting Preview: Toni to come back to haunt La Viola

Vincenzo Montella's men have failed to keep a single clean sheet at the Artemio Franchi in Serie A this season, and Al Hain-Cole expects goals at both ends this evening
Fiorentina will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat against Udinese when they welcome Hellas Verona to the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Monday.

La Viola can move level with fourth-placed Inter Milan with all three points and are clear 1/2 (1.50) favourites with William Hill to come out on top this evening.

However, Andrea Mandorlini’s men are also smarting after their derby defeat against Chievo and are available at 13/2 (7.50) to leapfrog their opponents with a shock away victory.

The visitors have only drawn one of their 13 Serie A games so far this season, but you can get odds of 11/4 (3.75) on them grabbing a share of the spoils in this one.

Tonight’s encounter sees former Italy international Luca Toni return to the stadium that he still refers to as “home”, having left Florence for Verona on a free transfer in the summer.

Vincenzo Montella jokingly suggested that his side could still do with the striker who scored over 50 goals in two separate spells at the club, having now gone two games without finding the net.

However, with the league’s top scorer Giuseppe Rossi back in the team after being rested for Thursday’s goalless Europa League clash against Pacos de Ferreira, the hosts should have little trouble in penetrating a defence that has conceded 14 goals in six away games this season, keeping no clean sheets.

In fact, the main issues for Fiorentina should come at the back, where they have failed to keep a single clean sheet in any league game in front of their own fans this campaign, especially as i Gialloblu have struck nine times in their last five on the road.

A bet on both teams to score would have paid out in all six of the home side’s league games in their own back yard this season, as well as four of Verona's last five on their travels, so looks like a surefire winner at 4/5 (1.80) when they go head to head.

Both teams to score for a 1.5pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.