Club Brugge vs Fiorentina Preview and Prediction – May 08, 2024

Club Brugge and Fiorentina gear up for a thrilling showdown in the Europa Conference League second leg clash.

Following Fiorentina’s 3-2 triumph in Florence, the spotlight now shifts to Jan Breydel Stadium as both teams battle for a spot in the finals.

Match Preview

Fiorentina clinched a thrilling win over Club Brugge in the first leg, with M’Bala Nzola scoring the decisive goal for the hosts in the 91st minute.

Club Brugge twice equalized in the first leg but ultimately suffered defeat, despite being a player down for 30 minutes.

However, Nicky Hayen’s squad bounced back with a 2-1 win over Royal Antwerp on Sunday, marking their eighth victory in the last nine matches across all competitions.

In the Europa Conference League, Club Brugge have triumphed in 12 out of 17 games this season, with eight wins in their last 10 outings.

It’s worth noting that Hayen’s team has remained undefeated at Jan Breydel Stadium in the Conference League, securing six wins and two draws on home turf.

On the other hand, Fiorentina couldn’t capitalize on their first-leg success, suffering a 2-1 loss to Hellas Verona on Sunday.

This defeat halted their streak of four wins in five matches, with only two losses in their last eight encounters across all competitions.

Fiorentina is currently on a 12-game unbeaten streak in the Conference League, with seven wins and five draws since their opening-day defeat.

Looking at the broader picture, last season’s runners-up have lost just four of their last 26 Europa Conference League matches.

Head-to-Head:

Club Brugge and Fiorentina faced off for the first time last week, giving the Italian side a perfect record against the Belgian team.

Fiorentina dominated possession with 56% and attempted 31 shots in the first leg, while Club Brugge managed only five attempts. However, the visitors played a third of the match with 10 men.

Team News & Updates:

Club Brugge will miss the suspended Raphael Onyedika on Wednesday, following his red card in the first leg.

As for Fiorentina, Riccardo Sottil, who scored in the first leg, will miss the rest of the campaign due to a collarbone injury.

Prediction & Analysis:

With both teams expected to find the back of the net, the stage is set for a high-scoring affair.

However, Fiorentina’s attacking prowess may give them the edge, as they aim to capitalize on their first-leg advantage and secure a spot in the finals.

  • Club Brugge 1-2 Fiorentina
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