Juventus vs Fiorentina Preview, Predictions, Lineups

Juventus vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A, Italy
Date: Saturday, 20th April 2019
Kick off at: 17.00 UKTime
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy

Getting eliminated from the Champions League, Juventus are looking for redemption this weekend. Massimiliano Allegri’s side are targeting a win as they host Fiorentina at Allianz Stadium.

Juventus vs Fiorentina Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this Saturday Serie A encounter.  Let’s take a look at the possible lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Juventus

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Szczesny(g);De Sciglio, Rugani, Bonucci, Sandro(def); Betancur, Pjanic, Matuidi(mid);Bernardeschi, Kean, Ronaldo(att).

Fiorentina

Expected Formation: 3-5-2

Probable Lineups: Lafont(g);Hugo, Pezzella, Ceccherini(def);Chiesa, Benassi, Veretout, Gerson, Biraghi(att mid); Simeone, Muriel(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Saturday’s Serie A clash, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Juventus

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWDLL

Bianconeri haven’t been getting the best of results lately, especially in their last three fixtures. Massimiliano Allegri’s men lose two games and drew one during those run of matches.

Their recent 2-1 defeat against Ajax ended Juve’s Champions League dream. Needing only a draw to secure Serie A title this weekend, the Old Lady will be pushing hard for three points.

Fiorentina

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LDDLD

La Viola haven’t been in a good form either, drawing three and losing two of their last five games. Vincenzo Montella’s arrival still not making too many impact as they drew their latest match against Bologna.

Fiorentina are hoping that Juve are yet to recover mentally from their Champions League exit. Montella will be expecting a much better performance from his players this weekend.

Team News

Juventus

Not only facing elimination in midweek, Juve also saw their injury list increasing. Mario Mandzukic, Mattia Perin, Giorgio Chiellini and Sami Khedira all won’t be available.

Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa’s condition remain uncertain this weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo could be starting again on Saturday along with Moise Kean up front.

Fiorentina

Montella’s squad are quite healthy with only Marco Pjaca being out due to injury. The former AC Milan boss looks to play Enrico Chiesa as a wing back again.

Up front, Fiorentina will rely on Luis Muriel and Giovanni Simeone to get them goals. Alban Lafont is hoping to put on a good performance on goal against Juve’s strikers.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have mostly went into Juve’s favor with four wins and one defeat.

Their most recent match was on December 2, 2018, which resulted in a 3-0 away victory for Bianconeri.

Match Prediction

Needing only a point to secure the Serie A title Juventus will still push for a win. Allegri wants his team to find a redemption following their Champions League exit.

La Viola are looking to find their way under Montella’s guidance and hoping they can earn something positive in Turin. Juve are favorite to win on Saturday as they want to secure their league title.

Final Score: 2-1

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