May 8, 2013
Siena v Fiorentina: Preview
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||0.8||1.7|
|Goals against *||1.0||1.3|
|Last 5 home||L-L-L-D-D||W-L-W-D-W|
|Last 5 away||L-L-L-W-D||W-W-W-W-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Siena | Fiorentina|
Fiorentina have the chance to send local rivals Siena down to Serie B at the Stadio Artemio Franchi tomorrow night, although the Viola coach Vincenzo Montella is only focusing on what victory would mean to his side.
With three games of the season remaining, Montella has set his side the target of winning them all to end the season on a high, and secure a place in Europe.
"We have a very tough game, but my team deserves to reach 70 points in my opinion,'' he said to Rai television.
"Fourth place for us now has got to be an achievable objective.
"We want to consolidate it, but we can only do that by winning. We were all a bit demoralised by the Roma defeat, but we have experienced men in the squad and they have already turned the page.''
A late 1-0 defeat to Roma at the weekend has complicated the club's chances of qualifying for the Champions League with four points to make up on AC Milan, but Montella has not yet given up on it.
"It's going to be difficult given the way things are, but we will try to win our last three games and then we will see.''
Winning the final three games of the season is the least Siena can do if they want to stay up.
A crushing 3-0 defeat to Catania at the weekend has put one leg in Serie B, but their coach Giuseppe Iachini is keeping the other leg in Serie A for as long as possible.
"We knew that it was going to be hard to stay up and now we have to do something extraordinary, but I can promise that my team will give it all they have got until the very end,'' he said.
"It is all still wide open.''