Fiorentina vs Club Brugge Prediction 02.05.2024



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  • Competition: UEFA Europa Conference League - Semi-Finals 1st leg
  • Date: Thursday, 2nd, May 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC +1 / 21.00 CEST
  • Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi (Florence)

Fiorentina is determined to make back-to-back appearances in the UEFA Europa Conference League final as they host dark horses Club Brugge in the first leg of the semi-final at the Artemio Franchi on Thursday.

Following their defeat last season at the hands of West Ham in the Europa Conference League final, where they became the first team to suffer losses in all UEFA's club competition finals, the Tuscan outfit is on a promising path to righting the wrongs in this year's edition. Despite facing unforeseen difficulties en route to the final four, the Purples deservedly reached this stage by overcoming a stubborn Viktoria Plzen in the quarter-finals, thanks to a comfortable 2-0 extra-time win.

In the battle for a second back-to-back final appearance in this tournament, Fiorentina will face Club Brugge, a side that undoubtedly represents the most pleasant surprise of this season's UEFA Europa Conference League. Indeed, Blauw-Zwart roared through the group stage like a bullet train, claiming the top spot with 16 out of a possible 18 points, and they continued at the same pace in the knockout rounds, going past Molde 4-2 on aggregate and knocking out Greek side PAOK with an impressive 3-0 to secure their first semis in any UEFA competition since the 1975-75 when they were UEFA Cup runners-up.

Fiorentina vs Club Brugge Betting Tips: FIORENTINA TO WIN

While they may be viewed as outsiders in the last four, Club Brugge shouldnot be written off lightly, but we still think they will ultimately return to their homeland with a slight deficit from the first leg. Ever since Nicky Hayen took the hot seat as interim manager, Blauw-Zwart have undergone a complete revival and appear unstoppable as they head to Tuscany with eight straight triumphs across all competitions, notching six clean sheets in the process. 

Thanks to an outsanding surge in form under the interim boss, Club Brugge has erased Anderlecth's eight-point deficit to impressively take the driver's seat in the race for the Jupiler Pro League title with four matches left to play. Unlike their knockout foes Molde and PAOK so far, the Belgian side will face an extremely tough test this time around and could have a bit to fear, given they have been unable to beat any Italian opposition in their last 11 such clashes (D3, L7). 

Last season's UECL runners-up Fiorentina have bolstered their morale and created a fantastic atmosphere at the Artemio Franchi ahead of the first-leg semifinal by blowing away relegation-threatened Sassuolo in a 5-1 hammering over the weekend to reignite their top-seven hopes through the league. Unbeaten since the start of the UECL group stage, tallying five wins and an equal number of draws, Viola will be confident they've done enough to earn a lead ahead of the return leg in Bruges, with their home comfort further easing their efforts.


Fiorentina team news

Absent from the quarter-final second leg against Czech opposition Plzen with a muscle injury, Thursday's clash with Club Brugge could come too soon for Angola striker M'Bala Nzola.

Regular midfielder Rolando Mandragora was unavailable for Sunday's clash against Sassuolo due to back pain, but the Italian could be fit for midweek European action.

Last matches of Fiorentina

  1. Fiorentina

    5 : 1


    Serie A

  2. Atalanta

    4 : 1


    Coppa Italia

  3. Salernitana

    0 : 2


    Serie A

  4. Fiorentina

    2 : 0

    Viktoria Plzen

    Europa Conference League

  5. Fiorentina

    1 : 1


    Serie A

Fiorentina lineup


  • 1

    Pietro Terracciano


  • 3

    Cristiano Biraghi

  • 16

    Luca Ranieri

  • 4

    Nikola Milenkovic

  • 2



  • 38

    Rolando Mandragora

  • 5

    Giacomo Bonaventura

  • 99

    Christian Kouame

  • 9

    Lucas Beltran

  • 10

    Nicolas Gonzalez


  • 20

    Andrea Belotti

Club Brugge

Club Brugge team news

Key trio Brandon Mechele, Maxim De Cuyper and top scorer Igor Thiago missed the second-leg clash with PAOK through suspension, but all should return to the starting line-up.

Winger Andreas Skov Olsen has successfully recovered from a hip injury, meaning the Dane will be in contention to feature on Thursday, while experienced defender Dedryck Boyata remains Club Brugge's only out.

Last matches of Club Brugge

  1. Genk

    0 : 3

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  2. Club Brugge

    4 : 0


    Pro League

  3. Union Saint-Gilloise

    1 : 2

    Club Brugge

    Pro League

  4. PAOK

    0 : 2

    Club Brugge

    Europa Conference League

  5. Club Brugge

    3 : 0


    Pro League

Club Brugge lineup


  • 29

    Nordin Jackers


  • 44

    Brandon Mechele

  • 4

    Joel Ordonez

  • 64

    Kyriani Sabbe


  • 8

    Michal Skoras

  • 20

    Hans Vanaken

  • 10

    Hugo Vetlesen

  • 15

    Raphael Onyedika

  • 14

    Bjorn Meijer


  • 99

    Igor Thiago

  • 9

    Ferran Jutgla

3 Reasons why we expect Fiorentina to Win

  1. Fiorentina have lost only one of their last nine competitive matches.
  2. Club Brugge have failed to defeat any Italian opposition in their last 11 encounters.
  3. Fiorentina remain undefeated since the start of the UEFA Europa Conference League campaign.

Main prediction Fiorentina - Club Brugge

Fiorentina to win



56% winrate


3 wins in a row

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Fiorentina vs Club Brugge - FAQ


Where to watch?

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Who is Fiorentina's player to watch?

Nicolas Gonzalez is Fiorentina's top scorer this season with 13 goals scored in all competitions.


Who is Club Brugge's player to watch?

Igor Thiago, who will join Premier League outfit Brentford at the end of the season, has had a great season in Club Brugge's jersey, netting an impressive 28 goals.