Juventus host faltering Fiorentina on Tuesday evening in Game 14 of the 2020/21 Italian Serie A.
Juventus have put their poor start to the new season apart to put on a strong showing in recent time. Andrea Pirlo’s side have garnered 16 points out if possible 18 this December and they don’t look like stopping. Pirlo seems to have found the magic combination in the midfield and attack which has been crucial to their wins against teams like Barcelona, Torino, and Parma.
The Old Lady’s final opponents of Serie A in 2020 have not picked as expected to the return of Cesare Prandelli as they continue to slip further towards the dreaded drop zone.
Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala is unavailable after suffering a muscle strain last week with former Barcelona midfielder Arthur missing out too after his injury against Atalanta last week. This mean, Weston Mckennie, Aaron Ramsey, and Rabiot may start in the midfield for Juventus.
Merih Demiral is still a doubt and may not be rushed into the starting eleven, so De Ligt will start again in Pirlo favoured back three, with Wojciech Szczesny or Buffon starting in goal.
Fiorentina have no fresh injury concerns and Cesare Prandelli should be able to call on a full squad against the Old Ladies.
Juventus expected lineup:
Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Danilo; Ramsey, McKennie, Rabiot, Chiesa; Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo
Fiorentina expected lineup:
Dragowski; Milenkovic, Pezzella, Caceres; Barreca, Bonaventura, Amrabat, Castrovilli, Venuti; Vlahovic, Ribery
Juventus 4-0 convincing win over Parma in their last match gave the team a new found belief. They are currently in third in Serie A 4 points behind league leaders AC Milan who don’t look like dropping any point now.
This mean every Juventus game is like a final match. They have scored 16 goals this December alone which is a remarkable feat. A look at their performance against bottom teams shows total domination by Juventus. They currently enjoy the best possession percentage in the league and have seen atleast 3 goals against bottom teams this December.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in form and is top of the goalscorer chart with 12 goals to his name so far in the league.
The Juventus team is picking up momentum and there is no stopping their train. Pirlo seem to have gotten the key winning strategy and has sticked to that this December. Whatever tactics that defeated Barcelona at Nou Camp will dominate any team in the world.
Fiorentina are shocking this season and at the risk of getting relegated. They can’t just find a league win ever since their 3-2 win against Udinese on October 25th. They have enjoyed some recent spell with their last 2 home draws against Hellas Verona and Sassuolo.
Their away form is abysmal as they have kept a cleansheet in just one of their 6 away matches. They have conceded 3 goals to Atalanta, 2 to AC Milan, 2 to Roma, and 4 to Inter Milan. They can’t hold their own against top teams and that will play out again today.
I don’t see Andrea Pirlo resting players today considering the fact that there next match is January 3 2021. A win will take them close to the first position pending whatever AC Milan plays.
Juventus are now looking like a team and not individual players again. Fiorentina will seat deep to curtail Juventus firepower but that will be their greatest mistake.
Seating deep will only afford Juventus more time in the ball and more chances at goal which will be converted by the likes of Ronaldo, Morata, and Mkennie.
Over 2.5 goals at odds 1.66 on betscorum looks like a decent option.
Stake wisely and always employ bankroll management in your bets.