On Sunday in Serie A, Fiorentina will visit Hellas Verona in an effort to snap a five-game losing streak.
Fiorentina will also have to cope with a defense in full emergency as well as an assault (2/3 constituted of persons who had luggage in hand) in the wake of Istanbul Basaksehir's Conference humbling 3-0 loss. All of this with a Fiorentina team that hasn't won in eight games and just bounced back from consecutive defeats (2-1 comeback at Bologna on the last day of Serie A)!
Verona donated a large number of ex-players to the Viola (Barak and Amrabat, not to mention Iachini, Toni, and Pioli), yet they tied the Tuscans 1-1 in four of their final five games. Cioffi's club had only one victory this year (a 2-1 victory against Sampdoria at home), but only one defeat on the road (2-0 with Lazio, after 1-1 against Empoli and Bologna).
After the sales of Barak, Caprari, and Simeone, this Hellas actually lack excitement, yet this will be Fiorentina's 11th game in 35 days.
Pick: Verona AH +0.5