Last year Juventus had to play four times against Fiorentina and they emerged as winners in two matches. As they get ready to face them again in Coppa Italia, for the second time this season, La Vecchia Signora will attempt to break the average of one goal they are able to score against Fiorentina in two years.
The Serie A champions come from a Monday draw against AS Roma, where Keita cancelled Tevez’s opener and Juve found themselves unable to win against a 10-men Roma side. They are also on the first place in the Serie A table and with only seven conceded goals; Allegri is still calling for improvement: “We need to improve, as sometimes we lose sharpness and focus,” he said. The hosts are yet to lose a match this year, and all the faults they might display in the defensive line are heavily compensated by their great forward line. Morata earned his starting eleven spot against Roma by scoring the winner against Borussia Dortmund and a last minute goal against Parma.
Fiorentina slowly managed to build their momentum and now are on an unbeaten run of 12 matches, and after a resounding 2-0 win over Tottenham in Europa League, they managed to win against Inter in Serie A, which put them three points away from Champions League, and three points away from their next competitors for European football. Salah is getting more and more accustomed with Italian football and becoming indispensable for the Viola. He scored the winner against Inter, one of the goals against Tottenahm and has pretty much guaranteed a starting position against Juve.
Cesena proved it becomes easy to score against Juventus if you manage a goal in the opening 20 minutes, and Torino proved Fiorentina get easily distracted in the last 5 minutes of regular time where they could easily concede one or two goals. Juventus play at home which is why they are given 1.53 odds to win as opposed to Fiorentina’s 6.50. The hosts have 2.25 odds for both halves, Fiorentina 11.00 and both teams to score 1.83. Tevez has 1.95 odds to score, we’re betting 7 units on Morata to score with 2.37 odds, Mario Gomez and Pogba both have 3.40 odds to score and Salah has 5.50 odds as an anytime goalscorer with Bet365.
Juventus Torino: Team’s Formation
Fiorentina: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Alvaro Morata as an anytime goalscorer