Fiorentina (@5.0) vs Juventus (@1.75)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Juventus will win

Fiorentina – Juventus Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 09:00

And with some big fixtures coming up over the course of this next four-week stretch before the October international break, having de Ligt be the de Ligt we know he can be as well as developing a rapport with Leonardo Bonucci is going to be so crucial to Juventus success both in the immediate and long-term future this season. Confidence rediscovered or just the ability to quickly put a bad game behind him, the shock of Chiellinis injury and de Ligt quickly stepping into a full-time starting role isnt new anymore.

But Carlo Ancelottis side rallied, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo equalised to make it 3-3. An early goal from Giorgio Chiellini was enough for the three points there. Their second game was the total opposite of their first. Facing Napoli, they were 3-0 up courtesy of goals from Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain, and Cristiano Ronaldo. The game seemed to be heading for a draw until Kalidou Koulibaly scored a bizarre goal in stoppage time to hand the three points to Juventus. Juventus started their league campaign with a win as they beat Parma 1-0.

Obviously one game is not going to define de Ligts tenure as a Juventus player. So, basically, if de Ligt wants to keep Federico Chiesa or somebody else in wearing purple in his pocket Saturday night, that sure would be a good place to start. But the sooner we can talk in post-game threads or match recaps about how awesome Juves new handsome Dutch hero was in the most recent game, the better.

On top of that, we think the visitors will claim a comfortable win here. With Fiorentina conceding three goals per game this season, we are backing Juve to claim a 3-1 victory in this trip. The champions have had a fantastic record against Fiorentina over the years, while the gulf between the two sides should be fully on show here.

Fiorentina vs Juventus Odds

Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the Calciopoli scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium.

For this match, coach Vincenzo Montella should not be able to count on Brazilian Pedro, injured. Fiorentina is a team that likes to play in the center of the field, with the aim of trying to surprise its rivals through the counterattack. Fiorentina comes to this motivated round, after a 1-0 victory against Perugia. The local club generally plays in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive playing style, attacking the flanks. When you invest in the offensive process, you generally do so through the left flank, to take advantage of the depth offered by the left side Ranieri.

Moreover on the last 5 occasions when Fiorentina hosted Juve as their opponent, they won just one match while their visitors triumphed 4 times. All that, along with the current form and overall strength of the two clubs, goes to support the fact that the visitors are listed as favourites here. As a result, I cant see anything else other than them being victorious once again happening. And in those last 5 clashes, Juventus kept a clean sheet three times. Out of the 5 last H2H matches, the visitors won 4 while the hosts won just one.

The hosts obviously struggle at the back and seeing that Juventus proved their worth in a 4-3 win over Napoli, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the title holders. Maurizio Sarris troops aim to overtake Inter in top position in the standings and given the Violas poor start to the season, away win should be considered. Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored for the national team in a 4-2 win over Serbia, will be the man to watch in the away team.

Matthijs de Ligt started against Napoli after Chiellini suffered a long-term injury which will keep him out for about six months. It did not matter in the end as Juve got the three points. His debut was not impressive, as he made two mistakes to allow Napoli a foothold in the game. The former Ajax defender would want to bounce back against Fiorentina.

Fiorentina vs Juventus H2H Last Matches

Im pretty sure nobody does. But I do know this: Ive seen Juventus cough up a second-half lead at the Franchi once before in recent memory. Well, at least those of us who wont be wearing purple come Saturday afternoon. And after that game as well as what we saw two weeks ago I dont really feel like seeing all of that nonsense transpire once again.