Juventus vs Fiorentina
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 2 February 2020
Kick-off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin)
The Bianconeri will be looking to bounce back at the first time of asking when they entertain 13th-placed Fiorentina on Sunday.
Juventus vs Fiorentina: Match Preview
The reigning champions missed out on the opportunity to go six points clear of second-placed Inter as they fell to a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo. Before that, Maurizio Sarri’s team enjoyed five-game winning streak in the league, scoring thirteen goals in the process.
The Bianconeri will be aiming to bounce back at the first time of asking and record their fourth consecutive home win this weekend.
Juventus have the best home record in the league with nine wins and one draw at the Allianz Stadium, averaging 2.40 goals scored per game, whilst conceding a goal per match in return.
Fiorentina failed to land their fourth straight win across competitions as they were held to a goalless draw by last-placed Genoa. They have improved since the arrival of Beppe Iachini, but continue to struggle against the bottom teams.
With 25 points on the board, Florence-based outfit are sitting at thirteenth position, just two points behind tenth-placed Napoli.
La Viola have recorded three wins, three draws and four defeats away from Stadio Artemio Franchi, netting 1.40 goals per bout and shipping slightly more – 1.50 in return. The Sunday’s guest have lost three of their last five away fixtures.
Juventus vs Fiorentina: Team News & Predicted Starting Lineups
The hosts will have to do without Chiellini (1 game, 1 goal), Danilo (10/1), Demiral (5/1) and Khedira (12/0)
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Szczesny – Alex Sandro, Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci – Matuidi, Bentancur, Rabiot – Ramsey – Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo
Viola’s regular centre backs Milenkovic (21/3) and Caceres (17/1) are suspended; Ribery (11/2) is month away from full fitness, whilst Boateng (14/1) and Castrovilli (20/3) will be evaluated.
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Dragowski – Ceccherini, Pezzella, Venuti – Lirola, Benassi, Pulgas, Eysseric, Dalbert – Vlahovic, Chiesa
Juventus vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (52 games): Juventus 29 Wins, Fiorentina 7 Wins, 16 Draws.
- The Bianconeri have won 18 of their 26 home games vs Fiorentina.
- Juventus have won five of the last seven head-to-head meetings.
- At least three goals have been scored in five of their last six outings at Allianz Stadium.
- The two sides played out a goalless draw at the Artemio Franchi in September.
Juventus vs Fiorentina: Prediction
I expect Juventus to get their rebound win, but odds on a home win are dreadful, so I will make some adjustments.
Fiorentina have scored at least one goal in four of their five matches under new boss and impressed big-time against Napoli. I’m counting on them to find the back of the net.
With a 3-1 hunch, I will take Home Win & BTTS – Yes and pick Cristiano Ronaldo to score anytime.
The Portuguese superstar has bagged twelve goals in last eight Serie A matches and weakened Viola backline will struggle to contain him.
Juventus vs Fiorentina: Betting Tips
Juve To Win & Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 2.88
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) To Score Anytime @ 1.68.