Prior to the start of the Serie A season, Juventus was among the betting online favorites to win the title, while Fiorentina was considered a dark horse. The two will collide on Saturday with a spot in the top 10 on the line. Plus, the winner will get to keep hope alive regarding finishing in the top six to qualify for a UEFA competition. These are two teams in a must-win situation, making this a must-watch matchup.
Juventus: He’s Back!
Last Tuesday, Juventus defeated Salernitana 3-0. I hope you followed our advice of including the over (2½) goals in your soccer picks. Besides getting the three points, the Bianconeri got back one of their top scorers. That’s right, Dusan Vlahovic returned to life by scoring a brace. Filip Kostic also scored.
Having Vlahovic back is huge for the Bianconeri since Arkadiusz Milik remains questionable due to injury. Milik led the attacking unit while Vlahovic was recovering from injury. Those two goals against Salernitana allowed Vlahovic to become the team’s top scorer with eight goals. He’s followed by Milik with six.
If Milik isn’t good to go, you can expect Angel Di Maria or Moise Kean to be Vlahovic’s partner up front. But enough about the offense, let’s talk a bit about the defense. The Bianconeri have allowed 17 goals in 21 matches. Only Napoli, the team atop the standings, has allowed less with 15.
Juventus is offering a -120 price in the soccer betting lines to win straight up. Considering it has been considerably better when playing at home, thanks to a 7-3-1 record, that’s a very tempting deal.
Fiorentina: Rough Patch
The Gigliati are currently sitting in 13th place, with not wins in their four games. Most recently, they lost 2-1 to Bologna at home on Sunday despite winning possession with 62% and finishing with 17 shots, six more than the visitors.
Prior to that match, Fiorentina defeated Torino 2-1 in the Quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia. The Gigliati are also playing in the UEFA Conference League, where they’ll face Braga in the Round of 16. In other words, they’re better than 13th place.
No top scorer here; instead, four players have scored three goals each. We’re talking about Giacomo Bonaventura, Nicolas Gonzalez, Luka Jovic and Arthur Cabral. Any of them can tip the scales in their favor.
The visitors, who are 2-3-5 when playing away from home, are offering a +340 price in the sportsbook to win straight up. Their last road game was against Lazio, the team sitting in fourth place, and they managed to get a draw (1-1).
Juventus vs Fiorentina Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 179
- Juventus Victories: 85 (289 goals)
- Fiorentina Victories: 36 (186 goals)
- Draws: 58
The first meeting between the two at Artemio Franchi finished 1-1 back in September 2022. Arkadiusz Milik scored the opener for Juventus only nine minutes into the game, while Christian Kouame scored the equalizer 20 minutes later. Vlahovic didn’t play due to injury.
The total has gone under in six of their last 10 encounters, meaning you can expect another close contest.
Juventus vs Fiorentina Match Information
- Match: Juventus vs Fiorentina
- Date/time: Sunday, Feb. 12, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Allianz Stadium, Turin
- Juventus vs Fiorentina Live Stream: fubo.tv
Juventus vs Fiorentina Betting Lines
Juventus vs Fiorentina Picks and Prediction
If it weren’t for the punishment that made it lose 15 points, Juventus would be in the title race. The Bianconeri aren’t having a bad season, which is why I think they’ll get the three points on Sunday, but not without a fight. After all, they allowed five goals in their last two matches at home. In the end, the renewed version of Vlahovic will make the difference.
Juventus are listed at -120 in our Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Juventus, you have a chance to win $83. The Fiorentina are +340, offering a chance to win $340 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Juventus a 54.55% chance to win, with Fiorentina at 22.73%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.
Juventus vs Fiorentina Match Detail