Fiorentina Drop Two in a Row
Only Inter Milan have conceded fewer goals than Juventus in Serie A this season. Juve have kept clean sheets in their last five games and are on a three-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Sunday’s opponents, Fiorentina have dropped their previous two league games. Juve will hope to extend their shutout streak when they head to Florence in this intriguing Serie A clash. We’ll look at the Fiorentina vs Juventus betting odds ahead of the match.
Juventus managed a 1-0 home win over Fiorentina on last season’s Serie A schedule as Adrien Rabiot scored the winner. In the reverse fixture, these teams drew 1-1. In fact, Juventus haven’t won on any of their last four Serie A trips to the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Although, three of those matches have finished in draws.
Fiorentina Lose Late at Lazio
Handballs were Fiorentina’s downfall at Lazio on Monday. First, Lucas Beltran appeared to have put the Viola ahead, but the goal was called back for a handball as he controlled the ball. Deep into stoppage time, a Matias Vecino header hit Nikola Milenkovic’s arm, and Lazio won a penalty. Ciro Immobile stepped up for the Biancocelesti and sent Viola keeper Pietro Terracciano the wrong way. So, Fiorentina lost a second straight match in Serie A.
Fiorentina did destroy Cukaricki 6-0 in the UEFA Europa Conference League last Thursday. Beltran was on the scoresheet twice as the Viola went on top of their group based on goal difference. However, they’ve failed to find the net in each of their last two Serie A matches. They also disappointingly lost to relegation-threatened Empoli a couple of weeks ago. Now, the Fiorentina vs Juventus betting odds price the hosts as slight underdogs.
So far this season, Nicolas Gonzalez leads Fiorentina with five Serie A goals. The Argentine winger has been the Viola’s most consistent player over the last couple of seasons. Giacomo Bonaventura has also been a standout, with four goals and two assists. Gaetano Castrovili, Dodo, and Yerry Mina are all injured for Fiorentina.
Szczesny, Juventus Defense Carrying Them
While Fiorentina lost at the death on Matchday 10, Juventus won with just seconds to play vs. Hellas Verona. Following an Arkadiusz Milik header that hit the post, Andrea Cambiaso finished off a scramble in the box. Moise Kean had previously scored two goals that were both disallowed for minuscule infractions, and Juve fully deserved the win. A look at the Juventus standings shows that the Bianconeri are currently in second place in the league.
They’ve kept an incredible five clean sheets in a row in Serie A, as goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and the defense deserve a lot of credit. They’ve also kept pace in the league despite some early-season injury problems for Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic. Both players are back and give Juve’s attack some much-needed dynamism. The duo have four goals apiece in Serie A this season.
While Nicolo Fagioli will miss the rest of the campaign due to betting offenses, Paul Pogba is provisionally suspended for alleged doping. Max Allegri is also dealing with injuries to Tim Weah, Danilo, Alex Sandro, and Mattia De Sciglio. With midfielders Fagioli and Pogba out, Adrien Rabiot and Manuel Locatelli are ever-more important. Even with the suspensions, the Serie A odds price Juventus at +350 to win the league.
Match Analysis & Odds
With their five-game clean sheet streak, it’s no surprise that Juventus are favorites for this one. The Fiorentina vs Juventus betting odds price Juve at +150 and Fiorentina at +185. Juve’s recent matches have been low scoring, and under 2.5 goals display -125 odds here. The Viola are at risk of losing three straight Serie A games for the first time since May 2022. Juve will surely want to get their fourth straight win as well.
In this pick’em, bettors can take Fiorentina at +105 and Juventus at -125. Juventus have struggled recently when playing in Florence, but they’ve got the stronger team on paper despite some notable absences. A draw comes in at +235, and two of the last four Serie A meetings at the Stadio Artemio Franchi have finished all square.