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Juventus vs. Fiorentina Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
30 January 2020
Sunday 2 February
Allianz Stadium - Serie A
Defending Serie A champions Juventus are looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat at Napoli when they host Fiorentina in Turin on Sunday. The Old Lady still boast a three-point gap over title rivals Inter Milan though, who’ve drawn their last three matches.
September’s goalless draw at the Stadio Artemio Franchi brought an end to a run of four straight wins for Juventus in this fixture, during which they only conceded a single goal. Fiorentina’s last victory over the Bianconeri was on home soil in January 2017.
Juventus head coach Maurizio Sarri could be missing as many as seven players through injury this weekend. Giorgio Chiellini and Merih Demiral are both out with cruciate knee ligament injuries, while Sami Khedira also has a knee issue. Miralem Pjanic, Danilo, Mattia De Sciglio and Emre Can are all doubtful too, although the latter two may not even be on Juve’s books by the time this game kicks off.
Veteran winger Franck Ribery is out for at least the next couple of weeks with an ankle injury, while fellow forward Kevin-Prince Boateng is also likely to miss this game with a knee problem. Apart from that, Gaetano Castrovilli is the only other player Fiorentina boss Giuseppe Iachini is set to be without.
Juventus vs. Fiorentina Preview and Predictions
Fiorentina haven’t won away at Juventus in Serie A since 2008, and with all things considered, that doesn’t look like changing this weekend. The home team have only lost two of their 21 league games all season, and have won their last eight Serie A fixtures at home to La Viola.
Juve missed the opportunity to open up a six-point gap at the top of the table in Sunday’s evening kick-off, after Inter failed to beat Cagliari at home earlier in the day. Sarri may be new in his role in Turin this season, but his players have gone course and distance many times before as they bid to claim their ninth successive scudetto.
A key component of the Old Lady’s success has been the ability to knock off the wins against the lesser teams in the division, and 13th-placed Fiorentina would certainly fall into that category. Following a promising start to the campaign, La Viola have only won two of their last 11 Serie A matches.
Those two victories have come in their last three games though, including a 2-0 win away to Napoli. The visitors have only lost one of their last six, drawing with Inter in that period, but the away win still seems a real stretch at 10.00. The draw at 5.20 would appear to be the most likely result if there’s an upset, but a Juventus victory is where the smart money goes at 1.33.
Juventus to win to nil at 2.15
These teams drew 0-0 earlier this season, while Juve have only conceded one goal in their last five matches against Fiorentina.
Juve to win 2-0 at 7.50
The Bianconeri have scored 16 goals in their last eight home games against Fiorentina in Serie A, at an average of exactly two per game, winning all of those fixtures.