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Juventus vs Fiorentina Prediction & Match Preview

Juventus vs Fiorentina
Italy Serie A
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Torino.

Fiorentina have really struggled to put wins on the board this season and are just about getting by with draws right now, with three of their last four games ending 1-1.

However, they would bite your hand off for a point here against reigning champions Juventus, who are beginning to motor now with Cristiano Ronaldo in fine goalscoring form.

They are hot on the heels of the two Milan clubs above them in the table and will be eager to ramp up the pressure with their rivals playing on Wednesday.

They have been prone to complacency at times this season and that does offer Fiorentina some hope of a result, but the likelihood is that The Old Lady will run out comfortable winners.

Juventus vs Fiorentina Head-to-head

Teams Juventus Fiorentina played so far 42 matches.
Juventus won 23 direct matches. Fiorentina won 4 matches. 15 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.67 goals per Match.

Juventus vs Fiorentina Prediction

Juventus in actual season average scored 2.35 goals per match. In 10 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (60.00%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Fiorentina average scored 1.53 goals per match in season 2020. In 5 (71.43%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (42.86%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala suffered a muscle strain last week, so Andrea Pirlo might again be without the 'contract rebel' for Tuesday's final game of the year.

The Bianconeri could also be missing Brazil midfielder Arthur, injured against Atalanta, so Adrien Rabiot or Rodrigo Bentancur should instead feature alongside in-form pair Weston McKennie and Aaron Ramsey.

Defender Merih Demiral is unlikely to be risked as he continues his comeback from injury, so Matthijs De Ligt will start again in a Juve back three, with Wojciech Szczesny possibly replacing Gianluigi Buffon behind them.

Meanwhile, Fiorentina should be near full strength for the trip to Turin. Cesare Prandelli is expected to retain Saturday's cautious 3-5-1-1 setup, with Gaetano Castrovilli being joined by Giacomo Bonaventura and one of Erick Pulgar or Sofyan Amrabat in midfield.

Dusan Vlahovic, who scored a much-disputed penalty at the weekend should keep the lone striking spot, supported by veteran forward Franck Ribery.

Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Bonucci, De Ligt, Danilo; Sandro, Ramsey, McKennie, Rabiot, Chiesa; Morata, Ronaldo

Fiorentina possible starting lineup:
Dragowski; Milenkovic, Pezzella, Caceres; Barreca, Pulgar, Amrabat, Castrovilli, Venuti; Vlahovic, Ribery