Fiorentina Up Against the Wall
Spoiler alert! Juventus isn’t going to win the Italian Serie A title. However, the Vecchia Signora is on track to finish in the top four. If Bianconeri succeeds, the UEFA Champions League Group Stage will be waiting for them.
Fiorentina’s best shot to secure a ticket for a UEFA competition is to win the Coppa Italia. Yes, the winner of the domestic cup qualifies for the Europa League.
The visitors are up against the wall after losing the first leg. Plus, the Bianconeri, who are the reigning champs, don’t want to finish the season trophyless. According to the soccer odds, Fiorentina must pull off a huge upset to advance.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Italy Serie A odds for Juventus vs Fiorentina. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Juventus Rebuilding Process
Gianluigi Buffon left, Cristiano Ronaldo left, plus a new coaching staff. Of course, Juventus was going to struggle, nevertheless, the Vecchia Signora has turned things around in the second half of the season. At least enough to keep the hope of winning back-to-back Coppa Italia titles alive.
Prior to colliding with Fiorentina, Juventus eliminated Sampdoria and Sassuolo. Unlike this series, there was only one game. The first one ended 4-1, with four different players scoring all goals. The second one ended 2-1 thanks to an own goal during the last five minutes of the match.
Most recently, the Bianconeri drew 1-1 to Bologna in the Serie A. Not the best result prior to a crucial game, but they were already thinking about this one.
One of the main reasons for Juventus to turn things around is called Dusan Vlahovic. He has scored seven goals since joining the team in early February. Curiously enough, he used to play for Fiorentina. Prior to the winter move, he scored 20 goals for the Violets.
After winning the first leg 1-0, all Juventus needs is a draw. Even so, the Vecchia Signora comes in as the betting online favorite at -120, while the draw is +265.
Fiorentina on a Roll
After losing the first leg, Fiorentina accumulates six straight games without losing. The streak includes drawing to Inter Milan and defeating Napoli, both on the road.
Losing Vlahovic was a low blow, but the Violets wasted no time and signed Arthur Cabral. The 23-year-old has scored two goals since joining the team. He used to play for Basel, with whom he had 27 goals in all competitions.
Regarding the Coppa Italia, Fiorentina has pulled off two online gambling upsets. First, they defeated Napoli 5-2 in an intense match that needed overtime. Later, they defeated Atalanta 3-2 with Krzysztof Piatek as the Man of the Match after scoring twice. Again, both games were on the road. For the second leg against Juventus, the Violets are offering a +320 price to win straight up.
The Violets know how to put up a good fight when playing on the road. They only lost two of their last 10 games and failed to score only once.
Defender Lucas Martinez will be back after missing the first leg due to suspension.
Juventus vs Fiorentina Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 176
- Juventus Victories: 84 (286 goals)
- Fiorentina Victories: 35 (183 goals)
- Draws: 57
As mentioned before, the first leg ended 1-0. Lorenzo Venuti scored their own goal in the last play of the match. These two previously met in the Serie A and Juventus also won it 1-0. Juan Cuadrado also scored in the last play of the match.
Regarding the Coppa Italia, they’ve met seven times. Juventus owns the lead with a 3-3-1 record.
Juventus vs Fiorentina Game Information
- Date: Wednesday, April 20th
- Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Juventus Stadium, Turin
- Juventus vs Fiorentina Live Stream: fubo.tv
Juventus vs Fiorentina Betting Lines
|Juventus||-½ -120||-120||2½-105o||1½-105o / 1½-125u|
|Fiorentina||+½ -110||+320||2½-125u||½-180o / ½+150u|
Juventus vs Fiorentina Prediction
With a ticket to the Grand Finale on the line, You can expect both teams to go all-in right from the start. In their last 15 games in all competitions, both failed to score just twice. Also, Vlahovic and Cabral are eager to prove who’s better. Expect the second leg to be a goal-fest that will end in a draw, which is precisely my football prediction. That means Juventus will advance to its third straight Final.
Score Prediction: Juventus 2, Fiorentina 2