Fiorentina W take on the visitors Wolfsburg W at "Stadio Artemio Franchi" in the first-leg match of the 1/8 stage of the UEFA Women's Champions League. The game will be played in Florence on Wednesday, November 8th.
Last weekend Fiorentina W were beaten for the first time in this season, having lost 2:4 to Brescia W at the home ground within the Serie A Women. With four rounds behind, “Viola” occupy the fourth position in the table with seven points earned and 9-8 goal difference. In regards to the UEFA Women's Champions League, in the 1/16 stage the Italian ladies have knocked out Fortuna Hjorring W by the aggregated outcome of 2:1 and 0:0 scorelines. Fiorentina W conducted three clashes in face of their fans in this season resulting in two triumphs with the same 2:1 scoreline together with 2:4 defeat.
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In their turn, last week Wolfsburg W also failed 0:1 to Freiburg W in the Bundesliga Women, having broken their 12-match undefeated streak covering 10 victories and two draws. After seven encounters played, “Die Wolfe” settle on the third place in the elite division standings with 16 points gained and 21-5 goal difference. Concerning the UEFA Women's Champions League, the German ladies left no chances to Atletico Madrid W on the previous stage, having showed all their power resulting in smashing 3:0 and 12:2 wins. This season Wolfsburg W participated in five clashes on the road, having got four triumphs and single loss with 14 goals for and one goal against in them.
The German and the Italian ladies have never met before. The visitors’ football level is much higher, they are considered to be one of the strongest women’s club in Europe and have to prove it once again in Florence.
Prediction for the match: Wolfsburg W to win with -1.5 Asian handicap.