Fiorentina (@5.0) vs Juventus (@1.75)

Our Prediction:

Juventus will win

Fiorentina – Juventus Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 09:00

Obviously one game is not going to define de Ligts tenure as a Juventus player. So, basically, if de Ligt wants to keep Federico Chiesa or somebody else in wearing purple in his pocket Saturday night, that sure would be a good place to start. But the sooner we can talk in post-game threads or match recaps about how awesome Juves new handsome Dutch hero was in the most recent game, the better.

Maurizio Sarri is also returning to Italian football, as the coach is fighting fit again and set for his touchline debut with the Old Lady. The former Chelsea boss has seen some below-par displays from his new charges in the opening two weeks, but can he inspire them to a victory this week? One of Italys biggest rivalries returns this weekend, as Juventus meet Fiorentina.

Fiorentina vs Juventus H2H Last Matches

A fluid, refreshing football in the first half and a shocking defending, particularly from De Ligt, in the second, that allowed Napoli to score three. Juventus maintained their perfect start to the season after beating Napoli 4-3 at Allianz Stadium. We have seen a lot of positives and negatives in their performance. In the end, guests were unlucky to score an own goal and lose hard-earned point.

Finding the net against Napoli last week, the Portuguese icon bagged 21 goals last season and should be confident of extending that run this weekend. Turning to former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri over the summer, one of the biggest issues that the 60-year-old needs to resolve is his sides previously struggles outside of Turin. Picking up a dramatic 4-3 win over Napoli prior to the international break, the Old Lady have opened the new campaign with back-to-back victories and are one of just three sides to hold a 100% start. As for the visitors, marching towards their eighth consecutive domestic crown last season, Juventus are unsurprisingly once again tipped to reclaim their Serie A title. Remarkably, the European giants have won just one of their previous five Serie A matches on the road. However, one man to watch out for this weekend will once again be five-time Ballon dOr winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

Also shipping four in their opening weekend defeat against Napoli, the former Italian giants are one of just three sides yet to get off the mark. On a remarkable run of form that has seen them now fail to win any of their last 16 matches against Serie A opposition, a run that stems back to the 24th of February, it will undoubtedly be their form on home soil giving Montella the biggest headache. Putting in yet another worrying display in their 2-1 loss away at Genoa prior to the international break, Head Coach Vincenzo Montella has increased pressure on his role at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Fiorentina have yet to record a single victory at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in 2019 and have also failed to find the net in five of their last six matches in Firenze. Starting with Saturdays hosts, after only just avoiding an embarrassing relegation last season and holding just a three-point buffer to help extend their Serie A status, Fiorentina appear to have started where they left off in May.

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The first 60 minutes of the Napoli match had everybody buzzing with what this team could look like when it really starts to settle into Sarris system. When you compare the two very different sides of Juventus, its pretty obvious which one those of us who see things through black and white glasses want to see.

Ribery signed from Bayern after he ended his long stay in Munich. Vincenzo Montella will have to decide whether to start Ribery as he has many options to choose from. The Frenchman is 36 now, but he can still contribute to this Fiorentina outfit. Erick Pulgar scored in that game for Fiorentina, taking his tally to two for the season. New signing Kevin-Prince Boateng started against Genoa and fellow recruit Franck Ribery came off the bench.

Some of them were logical. But it was also the kind of showing that would cause a bunch of overreaction from some corners of the football world. There were plenty of opinions flying about de Ligt after his debut performance that went from very good to disastrous in the span of 20 or 25 minutes. Some of them were so hot that theyd burn your skin to the touch almost instantaneously.

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Fiorentinas last league win came in February, which means that they have been winless in Serie A for more than six months. The likes of Federico Chiesa need to step up. The fans desperately need a win to improve the atmosphere around the club.