Fiorentina vs Juventus Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Fiorentina vs Juventus in Serie A.
Fiorentina vs Juventus Match Preview
Bitter rivals Fiorentina and Juventus will come face-to-face this week in a vital encounter for both the sides in Serie A. While the hosts will look to repeat the shock of last season, the visitors will look to continue their winning run and put pressure on leaders Napoli. This Fiorentina vs Juventus fixture will be played at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Friday, February 9, so check out our Fiorentina vs Juventus prediction and betting tips.
This has not been a great season for the hosts, so far, as they find themselves 11th in the points tally after 23 games (31 pts, W8, D7, L8). That puts them seven points away from the sixth-placed Sampdoria, who occupy the last of the Europa League qualification spots. Ironically, their push for Europa League may end up getting some help from Juventus winning the Coppa Italia, which would then mean a sixth-place is enough. However, they are in the midst of a poor run of form, winning just one game in their last six matches in all competitions (W1, D2, L3). Their form at home isn’t any great as they remain winless in four Serie A matches (D3, L1) ahead of this Fiorentina vs Juventus fixture.
Juventus have demolished Sassuolo 7-0 last weekend, continuing their push for the top spot in Serie A. After 23 games, the visitors are second in the table (59 pts, W19, D2, L2) and one point behind Napoli. Juventus are in cracking form coming into this Fiorentina vs Juventus fixture, winning 13 of their last 14 matches in all competitions (W13, D1, L0). That includes winning the last ten matches. Defensively, the ‘Old Lady’ is in tremendous form coming into this Fiorentina vs Juventus fixture, conceding just one goal over 15 matches in all competitions – the first time in their history that they have done so! Will they continue their run?
Fiorentina vs Juventus H2H
Juventus have dominated Fiorentina in the recent meetings, winning five of their last six encounters and losing just one.
Fiorentina vs Juventus Team News
Fiorentina will be without Simone Lo Faso and Vincent Laurini for this match.
Juventus are without six players for this encounter, with Paulo Dybala (hamstring) and Andrea Barzagli (calf injury) still unavailable for selection. Also not available due to injuries are Benedict Howedes, Blaise Matuidi, Douglas Costa, and Juan Cuadrado.
Fiorentina vs Juventus Probable Line-ups
Fiorentina XI: Sportiello (GK), Laurini, Milenkovic, Astori, Biraghi, Benasso, Badelj, Veretout, Dias, Simeone, Chiesa.
Juventus XI: Buffon (GK), De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Marchisio, Bernardeschi, Higuain, Mandzukic.
Fiorentina vs Juventus Prediction
It will be a Herculean task for the hosts to overcome their fierce rivals in this encounter, although they hope to pick up at least one point. For Juventus, their star forward Higuain comes into this game on the back of great form, scoring five goals in his last three matches. He has a good record against Fiorentina having scored in each of his last three away games against them in Serie A. He also scored in both the meetings from last season and should be a good betting tip to find the net. Juventus win also seems a bigger possibility.