Free tips Serie A Tips: Fiorentina v Juventus predictions (7.45pm, Sunday)
FIORENTINA VS JUVENTUS BETTING PREVIEW, TIPS AND PREDICTIONS
Sunday 15th January 19:45, Stadio Artemio Franchi. Live on BT Sport 3.
FIORENTINA V JUVENTUS PREDICTIONS:
ASIAN HANDICAP PREDICTION
Fiorentina +0.5 at 19/17 with BetVictor
TOTAL GOALS OVER/ UNDER PREDICTION
Under 2.5 Goals at 4/5 with BetVictor
REASONS FOR FIORENTINA VS JUVENTUS BETTING TIPS
There’s a bitter rivalry between Fiorentina and Juventus that always ensures an added edge to this fixture.
Fiorentina are undefeated at the Stadio Artemio Franchi this season, although they have drawn five of their nine games on their home soil. They are down in 9th spot as things stand and have plenty to do if they are to secure a place in Europe next season and the future of coach Paulo Sousa looks far from certain as things stand.
With Leonardo Bonucci back in the fold after injury, Juventus coach Max Allegri is likely to switch back to his favoured 3-5-2 formation for the table-toppers, having used a conventional four-man defence in recent weeks.
Juventus are a best price of 5/6 with William Hill (and others) to win this game which, even allowing for the quality in their ranks, seems too short away to a team that’s so strong at home. Fiorentina can be backed at 4/1 with bet365 (among others), but the pick could be the draw at 5/2 with Sportingbet.
The +0.5 available for Fiorentina on the Asian Handicap at 19/17 with BetVictor also has some decent appeal. That’s a punt where even should the match end as a draw you would have yourself a winning bet.
With Fiorentina being difficult to beat on their home patch and Juventus being solid defensively on their travels, goals could be at a premium here. Backing Under 2.5 Goals at 4/5 with BetVictor doesn’t look to be a bad bet.
Somewhat surprisingly for a team in their position, in Juventus’s eight away games this season they’ve only scored one goal before the interval, adding a further 11 in the 2nd half. It’s always a tad risky having a punt on the Half-time/Full-time Double Result, but a little flutter on Fiorentina/ Draw at 18/1 with BetVictor might just prove rewarding.
If looking for a Fiorentina v Juventus correct score bet, 1-1 could be a runner at 13/2 with 888sport. In the Anytime Goalscorer market, it’s difficult to ignore Gonzalo Higuain whenever he’s available at odds against, so he could be worth backing at 13/11 with 888sport. Federico Bernardeschi has been the man the viola look to for goals this season and he can be backed at 9/2 with bet365 to get his name on the scoresheet again.
FIORENTINA VS JUVENTUS STATS
Fiorentina matches at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Serie A average just 2.00 goals per game this season, whilst Juventus away games weigh in at 2.50 goals per game.
Both Teams To Score (BTTS) has occurred in 56% of Fiorentina’s Serie A home games and in 50% of Juventus’s away games.
FIORENTINA TEAM NEWS
Captain Gonzalo Rodriguez and fellow defender Davide Astori are both available for selection again. Nikola Kalinic should continue to lead the attack, despite a reported huge bid for his services from the Chinese club, Tianjin Quanjian.
JUVENTUS TEAM NEWS
Leonardo Bonucci is available again after a six week absence with a thigh injury. Captain Gianluigi Buffon has recovered from flu. Left-back Alex Sandro is back in training following a thigh injury, but won’t feature here. Dani Alves remains a long-term injury absentee, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is suspended. Medhi Benatia and Mario Lemina are both on Africa Cup of Nations duty. Juan Cuadrado could start.