Fiorentina vs Juventus: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
A rivalry that burns eternal
The rivalry between the two teams came to a head in the early 1980s, when they were both fighting for the Scudetto. Serie A season was leveled on points with Juventus emerging victorious that season.
Juventus travel to Florence this weekend, aiming to narrow the two point gap between themselves and Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table. If Inter slips up against Atalanta, Juventus could overtake them in the standings.
Fiorentina lost the Tuscan derby against Empoli, but they will face their biggest rivals in a much anticipated league clash. The sixth place club enters Sunday’s match against Juventus after two consecutive league defeats, a loss to Empoli at home followed by a loss to Lazio away.
Monday, 6 November 2023, 7:45 PM GMT (1:15 AM IST)
Location: Artemio Franchi Stadium
Fiorentina (in Serie A): D-W-W-L-L
Juventus (in Serie A): W-D-W-W-W
Players to watch out for:
Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina)
Gonzalez, the 25-year-old Argentine is a rising star in Italian football, he is a versatile player who can play on either wing or as a right-back and is expected to play a key role for Fiorentina in the years to come. This season, he has been the top goalscorer for Fiorentina, he has five goals and one assist in 9 matches. He has also been a part of Argentina’s World Cup qualifiers team.
Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus)
Despite numerous offers, Juventus have retained their talented forward, Dusan Vlahovic this season. He’s a well-rounded player, tall, fast, and a composed finisher. Plus, he’s been in excellent form this season, leading Juventus’s attack with 4 goals and an assist in 8 Serie A games. He has already scored half of the goals he managed to score last season.
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- Fiorentina has not kept a clean sheet in their last three Serie A matches.
- Max Allegri’s Juventus side have lost just once so far this season.
- Juventus have scored five goals in their last five league matches offering a neat average of one scored per game.
Injury & team news for Fiorentina vs Juventus:
Fiorentina’s injury situation is looking more promising as Yerry Mina and Michael Kayode are nearing their return to the first team later this month. Luca Ranieri and Rolando Mandragora are poised to make their comebacks, with some changes to be seen in this match.
Juventus will be without Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagioli due to suspension, while Timothy Weah, Danilo, and Alex Sandro are not expected to return until late November due to injury.
Head to Head
Total matches – 50
Fiorentina wins – 6
Juventus wins – 27
Draws – 17
Predicted lineup for Fiorentina vs Juventus
Fiorentina Predicted lineup
Terraciano; Parisi, Martinez, Milenkovic, Ranieri; Mandragora, Duncan; Gonzalez, Bonaventura, Ikone; Beltran
Juventus predicted lineup:
Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Rugani; Chiesa, McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Milik, Kean
Match prediction for Fiorentina vs Juventus:
Juventus moved up to second in the Serie A table after they defeated Hellas Verona 1-0 on Saturday. Andrea Cambiaso scored the winning goal for Juve, who stretched their unbeaten run in the league to five matches, Juventus must maintain their defensive solidity to extend their winning streak against Fiorentina. They have not allowed a goal in their past five matches, winning four and drawing one. Fiorentina have struggled with their attack lately, giving a slight edge to the travelling team.
Prediction: Fiorentina 0-2 Juventus
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