Fiorentina (@5.0) vs Juventus (@1.75)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Juventus will win

Fiorentina – Juventus Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 09:00

The hosts obviously struggle at the back and seeing that Juventus proved their worth in a 4-3 win over Napoli, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the title holders. Maurizio Sarris troops aim to overtake Inter in top position in the standings and given the Violas poor start to the season, away win should be considered. Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored for the national team in a 4-2 win over Serbia, will be the man to watch in the away team.

The last time we saw Juventus playing two weeks ago, they were on their way to showing what its like when everythings clicking as well as what its like when everything is falling apart all within the span of 90 minutes of football. The wild and completely unpredictable 4-3 win over Napoli two Saturdays ago at Allianz Stadium still has me shaking my head when I think about it mainly because its still hard to completely wrap your head around EVERYTHING that happened over the course of that game.

Matthijs de Ligt started against Napoli after Chiellini suffered a long-term injury which will keep him out for about six months. It did not matter in the end as Juve got the three points. His debut was not impressive, as he made two mistakes to allow Napoli a foothold in the game. The former Ajax defender would want to bounce back against Fiorentina.

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In their last 5 clashes in all competitions, they recorded 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, while scoring 10 goals and conceding 8. Juventus started their campaign impeccably, just like everyone would expect them to do, since they are the big contenders to win the title again, and add one more to their 8 titles in a row streak. Im sure that the visitors will attack powerfully from the very beginning to ensure that they grab all 3 points against the weaker opponent. All those factors lead us to the conclusions that in this match we will also see over 2.5 goals. They were victorious in both matches they played, first against Parma with 0-1, and then against Napoli with 3-4.

So far in their campaign, four players have scored a goal each, but of course, we all know that all the eyes will be on their star Ronaldo. On the other hand, the visitors coach Maurizio Sarri wont have an easy job picking his starting eleven, because many of his players are injured. Their captain Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia Perin, Mattia De Sciglio, Aaron Ramsey and Marko Pjaca are all ruled out for this clash.

Now on a run of form that has seen them fail to win any of their last 16 Serie A matches and Juventus once again setting down an early marker in Italys top-tier, were backing a comfortable afternoon for the defending champions. With Fiorentina still drastically struggling at the start of the new campaign and now losing back-to-back appearances, the mood in their camp remains at a worrying low and Saturday could prove to be another extremely long afternoon.

Sarri said at his pre-match press conference on Friday that Juve waited too long, and we managed some phases with superficiality, against Napoli two Saturdays ago. Besides, were not at the top physically yet, he continued.

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All eyes will be on Stadio Artemio Franchi when Fiorentina and Juventus face each other on day 3 of the new Serie A campaign. Fiorentina continue to struggle in the Italian top flight and after failing to impress in the 2018/2019 Serie A season, the Viola suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Napoli and Genoa at the start of the new campaign.

On top of that, we think the visitors will claim a comfortable win here. With Fiorentina conceding three goals per game this season, we are backing Juve to claim a 3-1 victory in this trip. The champions have had a fantastic record against Fiorentina over the years, while the gulf between the two sides should be fully on show here.

The first 60 minutes of the Napoli match had everybody buzzing with what this team could look like when it really starts to settle into Sarris system. When you compare the two very different sides of Juventus, its pretty obvious which one those of us who see things through black and white glasses want to see.

But Carlo Ancelottis side rallied, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo equalised to make it 3-3. An early goal from Giorgio Chiellini was enough for the three points there. Their second game was the total opposite of their first. Facing Napoli, they were 3-0 up courtesy of goals from Danilo, Gonzalo Higuain, and Cristiano Ronaldo. The game seemed to be heading for a draw until Kalidou Koulibaly scored a bizarre goal in stoppage time to hand the three points to Juventus. Juventus started their league campaign with a win as they beat Parma 1-0.

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Juventus were the winners in a topsy-turvy clash with Napoli before the international break. A late goal gave Juve a 4-3 win at home in a clash which they led 3-0 with an hour on the clock. However, unlike Fiorentina, they won a seven-goal thriller with the side from Naples. That doesnt scream defensive stability to us, but at least Juve look good going forward.

Ribery signed from Bayern after he ended his long stay in Munich. Vincenzo Montella will have to decide whether to start Ribery as he has many options to choose from. The Frenchman is 36 now, but he can still contribute to this Fiorentina outfit. Erick Pulgar scored in that game for Fiorentina, taking his tally to two for the season. New signing Kevin-Prince Boateng started against Genoa and fellow recruit Franck Ribery came off the bench.

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored for the national team in a 4-2 win over Serbia, will be the man to watch in the away team. The hosts obviously struggle at the back and seeing that Juventus proved their worth in a 4-3 win over Napoli, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the title holders. Maurizio Sarris troops aim to overtake Inter in top position in the standings and given the Violas poor start to the season, away win should be considered.