Fiorentina vs Twente Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 18 August 2022

Goals to flow in Florence

Giacomo Bonaventura / Fiorentina ©IMAGO/Shutterstock 05/21/2022

ItalyFiorentina vs TwenteNetherlands
18 August 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Europa Conference League
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 12 August

One of Fiorentina or Twente will be playing in the group stages of the Europa Conference League, whilst the other will have to content themselves with domestic football matter for the rest of the season.

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Fiorentina Preview – Can Fiorentina reach the group stage of a European competition for the first time in five years?

Fiorentina kick started their Serie A season at the weekend with a 3-2 win over newly-promoted Cremonese, with Vincenzo Italiano’s men picking up where they left off last term. They did require a goal with virtually the last kick of the ball but it was three points and it set them up for this crucial two-legged affair against Twente for  place in the group stages of the Europa Conference League. They haven’t featured in any continental match since the Europa League back in 2017.

The Florence club finished seventh last season which was very good going considering the likes of Atalanta and Sassuolo were below them and a marked improvement on the 13th finish the season before.


Our betting prediction
Luka Jovic to score in 90 minutes
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 12 August)
The sale of Dusan Vlahovic in January this year was also a hurdle that Fiorentina had to get over but they managed to do so and have since had the opportunity to strengthen their squad with the funds gained from that transfer to Juve. Luka Jovic was one of the most high-profile and he got a goal in his first start at the weekend. He could be a real asset despite his struggles at Real Madrid.
Another of the new signings, Rolando Mandragora, was the hero with that late, late goal. He joined from Juventus but has been playing with Torino for the past two seasons.

Twente Preview – Will Twente continue what has been an impressive start to the campaign?

Twente were regular competitors in European competition between 2007 and 2015 – featuring in one tournament or another in eight of the nine years. The club were given a three year ban from all European football due to financial issues and it means this season’s participation in the Europa Conference League will end a seven year wait. Ron Jans is the man who has steered them back to this level.

Jans took over in 2020, and led them to a fourth place finish in his second year in charge. They were just three points off third place Feyenoord which indicates just how encouraging a season it was for them.


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The start of this campaign has also been encouraging. Twente have won both there league games – scoring four goals and conceding none – whilst thrashing Serbian side Cukaricki 7-2 on aggregate. Jans will know this is going to be the most challenging test of the season, though.

Michel Vlap scored in both legs in the last Europa League qualifier and is re-establishing himself back in the Netherlands following a difficult spell in Belgium and then Germany. Vlap scored five from midfield last season and is on his way to bettering that this time around.

Fiorentina vs Twente Betting Advice

These teams wouldn’t have looked out of place in the Europa League 10 years ago, and were competitive in the group stages. Things have been a little more challenging of late but this will be a welcome return to European action for one of them.

Fiorentina will feel they are justified favourites with the quality they possess in their squad but Twente are full of goals and have started this season tremendously well so will be confident of putting up a good show.

Key Facts –  Fiorentina vs Twente Betting Tip

  • Fiorentina’s first competitive match of the season ended with a 3-2 win over newly-promoted Cremonese
  • Twente thrashed Serbian outfit Cukaricki 7-2 in the third round of qualification
  • This the first time the Dutch club have participated in any European football since 2014


This tie looks like being one that will be packed full of attacking action. Over 2.5 goals has won in three of Twente’s first four games and was also a winner in the host’s first game of the season. It looks the way to go here, too.

Best Betting Odds for Fiorentina vs Twente

Fiorentina: 1/2 Betfred
Draw: 3/1 at Betfred
Twente: 5/1 at Betfred