Serie A newcomers Frosinone have made a remarkable start to the new season, with two wins, two draws, and one loss in their opening five matches. Their most recent outing, a 1-1 draw away to Salernitana, marked their fourth consecutive unbeaten match, making it even more special as coach Eusebio Di Francesco selected the youngest starting lineup in the history of the Italian top-flight, with an average age of 24 years and 216 days.
Despite suffering an opening day defeat at home against reigning champions Napoli, Frosinone has since found their footing. They secured victories in their following two home matches at the Stadio Benito Stirpe, notably scoring six goals during this run. This is a stark contrast to their previous two Serie A stints, during which they had only one point at this stage and no goals scored in the 2017/18 season.
Fiorentina, on the other hand, faces their third consecutive away match, having beaten Udinese 2-0 in their previous outing. This season marks the first time since 2018/19 that Fiorentina has accumulated at least ten points after five rounds, with three wins, one draw, and one loss. However, fans are hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2018/19 season when Fiorentina finished 16th and just three points above the relegation zone.
Despite their newcomer status in Serie A, facing Frosinone may not be an easy task for Fiorentina. They have won just one of the last four head-to-head matches (with two draws and one loss). Nevertheless, Fiorentina’s recent three-game unbeaten run, including two wins and one draw, combined with their prior 4-1 away win over newly-promoted Genoa, has given traveling fans hope that they can improve upon their previous H2H record.
Two players to watch in this fixture are defender Simone Romagnoli and Giacomo Bonaventura. Romagnoli has been busy in his last four Serie A matches, contributing a goal, an assist, and a yellow card, with his goal being a game opener against Salernitana. On the other hand, Giacomo Bonaventura scored and assisted against Udinese on Sunday, totaling five goal contributions for Fiorentina this campaign (with three goals and two assists).
A noteworthy statistic is that four of Frosinone’s five Serie A matches this season have seen the opening goal arrive before the 15th minute, highlighting their ability to start matches strongly.
As Frosinone looks to continue their impressive start to the Serie A season, they face a Fiorentina side eager to maintain their current form and improve their recent head-to-head record. The match promises to be an exciting and closely contested encounter as both teams aim to secure valuable points in the Serie A standings.