Fiorentina vs Juventus Preview & Betting Tips
February 08, 2018
In what is arguably the tastiest European fixture of the weekend, Fiorentina are tasked with stopping the tremendous form of bitter rivals Juventus. It’s a feud that can be traced back decades with stolen players and stolen titles among the reasons the home side hold this grudge so dearly. How they would love to get one over on the reigning title holders.
Hot on the heels of Napoli, Juventus are chasing a seventh consecutive championship. It’s a credit to Napoli that they’re solely making sure Italy has the hottest title race of any of Europe’s elite divisions. They’re neck and neck while the nearest club to Juventus is Lazio, 13 points behind. Napoli lead Juventus by a point and must be wondering when the Old Lady will slip up.
The departure of Leonardo Bonucci in the summer was met with shock and, to an extent, horror. AC Milan were said to have snared the Italy international and, in doing so, pulled off a great coup. However, Bonucci hasn’t been the defensive rock for Milan that he was for Juventus and his former club are clean sheet machines, having conceded just one goal in 15 games.
Fiorentina ended a sequence of five games without a win by getting three points in Bologna last weekend in a match that made headlines because of its set-piece goals. Two of the three goals shared were scored directly from corners, Bologna replicating Fiorentina’s party piece. La Viola will take a goal whatever way they can get it against Juventus on Friday.