When Fiorentina plays Hearts at the Artemio Franchi Stadium on Thursday, they will be looking to solidify their eligibility for the Europa Conference League Group A.
The rematch between the two teams, which Fiorentina won easily at Tynecastle, will be played for the second time in a week.
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The 2022–23 season has gotten off to a mixed start for Fiorentina on the domestic and European fronts.
Only two of their nine games have ended in victories for them in Serie A, and manager Vincenzo Italiano will be worried about how few goals his team has netted at home thus far, with just seven attempts to their name.
This is the joint-second poorest goalscoring record in the league, behind Cremonese and Spezia, despite Fiorentina having a somewhat better start in continental competition.
The Viola currently hold second place in the group with four points after three completed matches.
Fiorentina has statistically been the second-most inventive team in the tournament up to this point, giving Italiano plenty of optimism. The Italian team has made 62 attempts on goal in their three games, which is second only to Slavia Prague’s 78 attempts on goal from their exploits in the Europa Conference League.
The Fiorentina supporters will be hoping that their creativity will translate into more opportunities taken as they seek a result that might put them within striking distance of qualifying for the knockout round of the competition in the match against Hearts on Thursday.
However, Hearts enter the game without a victory in three attempts across all leagues and need to prove their mettle on the continental level to maintain their chances of making it out of Group A.
The visitors started off a very unpleasant situation with defeat to Istanbul which aoat Des their hope to go to European competition.
With goals from Lawrence Shankland and Alan Forrest against RFS in the second round of games, they managed to achieve their lone victory in the Europa Conference League thus far, providing the Scots with a desperately needed springboard for development under challenging circumstances.
Heart have suffered this season with about seven goals conceded making them one of the worst defensive team here. Their coach will be taking it into consideration as he looks to get more confidence.
As the group stages of the Europa Conference League come to an end, both teams will be eager to enhance their push for qualification to the knockout rounds. Given this, we anticipate Fiorentina will be stronger than Hearts, leading to a straightforward victory for the home club.