Violets Don’t Depend on Themselves
First, Fiorentina needs to defeat Juventus. Second, Fiorentina needs AS Roma to lose or draw against Torino. That’s to qualify for the Group Stage of the UEFA Europa League. A victory from the Violets would also secure seventh place. Otherwise, Atalanta could snatch it. Seventh place qualifies for the Conference League.
As for the visitors, the Bianconeri already qualified for the Champions League. Therefore, they’ll be playing for nothing but honor. That’s why they come in as the soccer betting underdogs at +295. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t put up a good fight, just ask a Lazio fan.
Fiorentina Missed Great Opportunity
Two weeks ago, Fiorentina defeated AS Roma 2-0. That allowed the Violets to depend only on themselves to finish in sixth place. Nevertheless, last week they lost 4-1 to Sampdoria (fifteenth place), making them fall one spot. That’s why they need Torino’s help.
The Violets lost four of their last five games, but only one at home. In fact, they’ve been considerably better when playing at home thanks to a 12-2-4 record (6-3-10 on the road). They’re 4-0-1 in their last five games at Stadio Artemio Franchi, finishing with a clean sheet in all four victories.
After losing Dusan Vlahovic to … Juventus, Nicolas Gonzalez became Fiorentina’s top striker. He hasn’t done a bad job; he’s the team’s top scorer with six goals. Plus, he scored in their last two games.
The Violets are offering a -110 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. That’s a pretty tempting deal considering they must go all-in right from the start. You would need to wager $110 for a potential $210 payout.
“It’s the last chance to qualify for a competition that we deserve to be in. We play in front of our fans, and we will give 100 percent,” manager Vincenzo Italiano said during a press conference.
Juventus Says Goodbye to Two Great Players
Yes, Juventus is playing for nothing but honor, but this will be Giorgio Chiellini’s last game with the team. The veteran defender recently announced he’s stepping aside to make way for the new generations. He’s expected to sign with the Los Angeles FC.
This will also be Paulo Dybala’s last game with the Bianconeri. Rumor has it he could join Inter Milan or move to the English Premier League. At the end of the day, there’s no doubt that these two deserve a nice farewell. In other words, one last victory.
Last week, the Bianconeri lost the Coppa Italia Final to Inter Milan (4-2). Most recently, they drew 2-2 to Lazio in their final home game of the season. Vlahovic and Alvaro Morata were the scorers. Lazio evened the score in stoppage time.
Juventus’ numbers on the road aren’t bad, 10-5-3. The Vecchia Signora only lost one of its last 10 games away from home, scoring in all but one and finishing with a clean sheet twice. That includes defeating AS Roma and drawing to AC Milan and Atalanta.
As mentioned before, Juventus comes in as the betting online underdog at +295. If the Bianconeri pull off the stunner, your payout could be $395 ($100 bet). You won’t find a more tempting underdog. I mean, we’re talking about one of the Coppa Italia Finalists and the Serie A champions from 2012 to 2020.
Fiorentina vs Juventus Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 177
- Fiorentina Victories: 35 (183 goals)
- Juventus Victories: 85 (288 goals)
- Draws: 57
Thanks to the Coppa Italia, these two already collided three times, and Juventus won them all. The first meeting in the Serie A ended 1-0. Juan Cuadrado scored the winning goal in the last play of the game. Fiorentina played the last 15 minutes with 10 players after Nikola Milenkovic got a red card.
Regarding the Coppa Italia, they met in the Semifinals. The first leg ended 1-0, while the second finished 2-0. Lorenzo Venuti (own goal) scored in Florence, while Federico Bernardeschi and Danilo did it in Turin.
Juventus owns a 6-2-2 record in its last 10 meetings with Fiorentina.
Fiorentina vs Juventus Game Information
- Date: Saturday, May 21st
- Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
- Fiorentina vs Juventus Live Stream: fubo.tv
Fiorentina vs Juventus Betting Lines
Fiorentina vs Juventus Prediction
Fiorentina must win, but I don’t think the Violets will do so. They averaged 0.7 goals per game in their last 10 meetings with Juventus. It has been shown that they don’t deal well with pressure. Plus, some of the Vecchia Signora’s players want to finish the season strong to win a spot on next season’s roster. That should be enough for the visitors to snatch a point, precisely my football prediction. And once again, the total will go under, just like the last four times they met.
Score Prediction: Fiorentina 1, Juventus 1