AC Fiorentina vs. Juventus / Serie A – Due to the obligations of the “Old lady” in the Champions League, this first match of the 24th Serie A will be played on Friday evening, between 11th Fiorentina and Juventus, which currently has a great 28 points advantage. In addition, the guests from Turin are also in a great series of 10 wins, while we should also add that they in the fall part of the championship celebrated with 1-0 in their field over the “Violas”. Begins: 09.02.2018. – 20:45 CET
Last but not least, Fiorentina made a 2-1 win over Juventus last year, so they are now secretly hoping to surprise the current champion, especially after having celebrated with 2-1 over Bologna last weekend. In this way, coach Pioli's players also broke the series of three defeats and two draws, with one of those three defeats being in the Cup by Lazio, while they lost as guests in the championship to Sampdoria and Verona at home.
However, they have recovered very quickly from this great bhow, so now they are in a much better mood than the “Old lady” from Turin, which will in a few days play in the Champions League and that is the biggest chance for “Violas”. Otherwise, Fiorentina has moved closer to the sixth Sampdoria again to only seven points difference, while on the other hand they have 14 points more than teams from the relegation zone. We should also add that they do not have any problems with absences right now.
Probable lineups AC Fiorentina: Sportiello – Laurini, Pezzella, Astori, Biraghi – Benassi, Badelj, Veretout – Chiesa, Simeone, Dias
Unlike their rivals from Florence, who cannot seem to record any good results lately, the current Italian champions re awaiting this first match in the 24th round of Serie A after a series of 10 consecutive victories, out of which seven were won in the championship and three in the Cup, where they are on the right path to qualify in another big finale. On the other hand, they are leading a “dead” race with the leading Napoli for Scudetto, given that they at this moment have only a point less than them.
That is why we believe that they will now do their best to celebrate a new triumph in Florence, even though we have already said that they will in the next week play in the round of sixteen of the Champions League with English Tottenham. Otherwise, coach Allegri’s players have celebrated with 7-0 at home over Sassuolo, but they were without the injured midfielder Matuidio, while on the list of injured players were center-back Howed and strikers Cuadrado and Dybala.
Probable lineups Juventus: Buffon – Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Benatia, Asamoah – Khedira, Pjanić, Sturaro – Bernardeschi, Higuain, Mandzukic
AC Fiorentina vs. Juventus PICK
Even though they will have a very important match in the Champions League in just a few days, the guests from Turin will certainly try to win this match against Fiorentina as they continue to have one point backlog for the leading Napoli.
Pick: Juventus wins
Odds: 1.88 at sportingbet (down to 1.80 can be played)