Fiorentina will be looking to keep their excellent recent form going when they travel to face Torino at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday (2pm GMT).
The Viola are currently third in the Serie A table and have won five consecutive matches, scoring 14 goals and conceding just three. They are undefeated in their last seven matches and have lost just twice all season.
New coach Vicenzo Montella has been able to quickly mould a myriad of new recruits into a cohesive side who play attractive football yet still have an excellent balance between attack and defence. Fiorentina have the fourth-best scoring record in the league, with 23 goals, and the second-best defensive record with just ten conceded.
Fiorentina have won each of their last two matches away from home, against Genoa and AC Milan, but before that had drawn two and lost two on the road.
Torino have made a decent enough start to life back in Serie A and are currently 13th in the table having won three, drawn six and lost four.
Their promotion campaign was primarily built around miserly defending, which saw them concede just 28 goals in 42 matches, and they have continued in a similar vein in Serie A, conceding just 12 goals to date, the fourth best record in the division.
The Granata are in the midst of a poor run of form that has seen them win just one of their last seven matches and have also won just twice at home all season, losing three times and drawing twice.
This Preview’s Betting Tip: It is no coincidence that Torino have been involved in more draws (six) than all but one other Serie A team so far this season. Three of those ended 0-0 and the other three 1-1, showing that they like to keep things secure at the back.
Fiorentina are in good form, but without the suspended David Pizarro may lack a little creative edge. We therefore think a tightly-contested draw is the most likely outcome, so back the draw @ best odds of 7/3 with Pinnacle.