Fiorentina will look to pile more misery on outgoing Serie A champions Juventus this weekend. It has been a year to forget for the Bianconeri who could fall out of the top four altogether and the problems extend beyond the pitch. Andrea Agnelli is under intense pressure to resign as chairman after his involvement in the newly proposed European Super League.
Where and when: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence – 25 April, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Fiorentina vs. Juventus: FreeSports
Last time: The Viola hammered Juventus 3-0 in Turin.
Fiorentina v Juventus Predictions and Preview
The Viola picked up a priceless win in midweek away at Verona. Beppe Iachini’s squad are now eight points clear of 18th place Cagliari, but there will be little to celebrate in May for a group who should be competing with the likes of Sassuolo and the Gialloblu for best of the rest in eighth.
Gennaro Gattuso has been strongly linked to the managerial role and would be a nice fit for a club performing well below their best. Gaetano Castrovilli, Nikola Milenkovic, Franck Ribery, Jose Callejon, Jack Bonaventura and Sofyan Amrabat are just a handful of the talented players in the ranks and Dusan Vlahovic is being watched by a host of heavyweight outfits.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Juventus to win 2-1||15/2||Offer|
|Ribery to score anytime||9/2||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||13/8||Offer|
Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Luis Muriel and Simy have scored more than the young Serbian who has been earmarked as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s long-term successor. Vlahovic has struck on 16 occasions and is a mightily attractive 9/1 to open proceedings.
Bonaventura and Gaetano Castrovilli are 11/2 and 13/2, respectively, to net anytime and are making late cases for inclusion in Roberto Mancini’s final 23 for Euro 2020. Fiorentina are 19/4 to do the double over their bitter rivals and a share of the spoils is 16/5.
Elsewhere, Andrea Pirlo is on the brink. The World Cup winner could be relieved of his duties before the end of the campaign with Luciano Spalletti coming in on a short-term basis. On a more positive note, Ronaldo is back in the fold after sitting out the loss in Bergamo.
The 29-goal forward is gunning for the Capocannoniere prize and also Coppa Italia glory and can be found at 12/5 to break the deadlock. Alvaro Morata is 15/4 in the same market and Federico Chiesa, the standout Bianconeri performer alongside Ronaldo, is 5/1. Juventus are 11/20 to emerge triumphant.
One to watch for Fiorentina: Christian Kouame will be brought on after the break and the speedster will stretch the champions’ backline. The Speedster is 9/1 to notch last.
One to watch for Juventus: Paulo Dybala is finally fit after an injury ravaged three months. The playmaker is 5/4 to register anytime.
Long shot: Fiorentina completely merited their comprehensive victory in the reverse fixture and there would have been few complaints if the Viola had added a couple more to the scoreline. A repeat of the result in December is an astonishing 150/1 and would surely accelerate any plans to remove Pirlo from his post.