Friday witnesses derby time in Serie A as Fiorentina host Juventus Torino for the 14th matchday. The visitors are the current leaders, and while the match itself has always been a source of high interest, with Fiorentina now on the 8th place winning it has become a matter of pride.
Viola might not look as sharp in Serie A as in Europa League where they sit comfortably on the first place in group K after 5 days, but winning three matches in a row in all competitions has boosted morals to the point where they feel they can be the ones to stop Juventus’ unbeaten run. Babacar and Cuadrado are their main goalscorers but Fiorentina supporters will take comfort in the fact that Mario Gomez has finally scored his first goal in this Serie A edition. Giuseppe Rossi, Bernardeschi and Pasqual will miss the game due to injury and Vincenzo Montella might send in a three man defensive line to be able to surprise La Vecchia Signora on counter attacks.
Juve have a six match unbeaten run in all competitions, during which they have conceded only three goals while managing to score 19, with an average of at least two goals per game. Even if they have a plethora of starts capable to decide a match, in recent cases it has been Pirlo to save Juve from losing the first place. The distance between them and AS Roma is only three points. Carlos Tevez is Serie A’s goalscorer with 9 successes and has 2.55 odds to score anytime. Lichsteiner will miss the match due to suspension, while Asamoah and Romulo due to injury.
The recent head to head matches have a low scoring affair and Juve won two out of four, one match ended in a draw and Fiorentina won back in 2013 with 4-2. La Vecchia Signora has the best attack and defense in this Serie A edition, which is why we’re going to bet 7 units on Juventus to win with 2.10 odds from Unibet. A Fiorentina win has 3.55 odds, and a draw 3.30. Both teams to score has 1.88 odds over 2.5 goals 2.08 odds. Mario Gomez has 3.60 odds to score, Babacar 4.35 and Llorente 2.75.