Fiorentina v Dinamo Minsk Betting Preview

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze
Kick off time: 20:05 hrs BST

Fiorentina will be looking to maintain their unbeaten record in Europe on Thursday as they go up against Group K minnows Dinamo Minsk in this UEFA Europa League match. The side from Florence have amassed 13 points from 5 games in the group stage of the competition and are already through to the next round. Minsk just have a solitary point to show for their efforts this season which really sums up their plight in this tournament.

Fiorentina’s form: L-W-W-W-D

The side from Florence are unbeaten in their last four competitive matches. Their last defeat had come in a 1-0 home defeat against Napoli in the Italian Serie A. While they were held to a 0-0 draw by league leaders Juventus at the weekend, the hosts will hope that they can win this upcoming game and qualify on a high.

The hosts had won their games against Verona (1-2 away) and Cagliari (0-4 away) in the league either side of an impressive 2-1 win in France as they beat Guingamp in the Europa League.

Dinamo Minsk’s form: L-L-D-L-L

Minsk have not won any of their last five games in all competitions. The closest that the side have come had been a 1-1 draw away from home against Naftan Novopolotsk. They were beaten 2-0 by Guingamp in France in Europe before being beaten 2-0 in front of their home fans by PAOK.

The visitors are coming off a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of FK Gomel in their domestic league. They really are in a sorry state and will need to show character to avoid what could prove to be a catastrophic result.

Key Players

Fiorentina: Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado remains an asset for this side and has scored twice in recent matches for his team. Besides scoring goals, the highly sought after winger has also been contributing with plenty of assists for his teammates, most notably, Mario Gomez.

Minsk: Aleksandr Gutor is likely to have a busy day in between the sticks and the quantum of defeat is likely to hinge upon how well he deals with the plenty of shots which are aimed at his goal on Thursday night.

Betting Advice

The last time the sides met, Fiorentina had won the game 3-0 away from home. Expect a really humiliating defeat for the visitors this time around with Fiorentina at 1.45 with bet365 to win the game. There could be a lot of goals in the match as well and bet365 are rather generously offering 2.0 for the over 2.5 goals market.