Juventus will face Fiorentina in the next Serie A match at Juventus Stadium, Turin, Italy, on Saturday night (IST).
What competition it is? Serie A
Teams: Juventus and Fiorentina
Kick Off: Saturday 20 April
Match Timing: 09:30 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Juventus Stadium (41,507)
TV Info: Ten Sports Network has the rights to stream Serie A matches in India.
It has been suggested that the Cristiano Ronaldo project is a failure after Ajax knocked Juventus out of the Champions League. And there are even rumors that the Portuguese superstar is ready to quit the Juventus Stadium.
But Massimiliano Allegri, who praised Lionel Messi in the aftermath of his side's Champions League defeat, killed the rumors by claiming that Ronaldo will be Turin come the next season.
“Cristiano is the future of Juventus. He has done very well this year and will do so next season, of course, he is disappointed like all of us but he's calm about it,” Allegri said during the press conference.
“Cristiano has had an extraordinary season and will play tomorrow.”
So the Champions League wait for Juventus goes and on. The Old lady now turns its attention towards the Serie A and will be hoping to wrap up the title this weekend. Because if Juve avoids the defeat at Allianz Stadium, they will be crowned champions, for the 8th consecutive seasons.
Fiorentina meanwhile have won just eight times this season, and no games since February. This dwindling run was the reason for the departure of manager Stefano Pioli, and also for their current position on the table. As things stand in Serie A, the La Viola sit 10th with 40 points.
So it's unlikely that Fiorentina would finish higher than their current position, considering 9th placed Sampdoria are 8 points better them in the league standing.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Juventus – W W W D L L
Fiorentina – D L D D L D
JUV vs FIO Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Juventus vs Fiorentina Team News:
Injured – Mattia Perin and Martin Caceres will both be missing the home clash against Fiorentina.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Juventus were in shambles at the back against Ajax, and that's because of their captain Giorgio Chiellini missed that game. He is still carrying a knock and will be monitored before the match. And Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala are also doubts for the match. The former missing the game against Ajax, while the latter picking up a knock in the midweek.
Note: Juventus can wrap up the title here, so expect all the big guns play their part on this fruitful day. Allegri also confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will start the game.
Key Players – Cristiano Ronaldo, Miralem Pjanic
Injured – Marko Pjaca will be missing the match for the visitors.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Vincenzo Montella made a positive start with Fiorentina, drawing 0-0 in his very first game as a manager of La Viola. The same result or the same number of points will be a huge boost for his team which is still searching for its first win since February. That said, we expect the former AC Milan manager to deploy the 3-5-2 formation he sued in the last match.
Key Players – Luis Muriel, Jordan Veretout
JUV vs FIO Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Juventus– Szczesny (GK), Cancelo, Bonucci, Rugani, Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Ronaldo, Bernardeschi
Fiorentina– Lafont (GK), Milenkovic, Pezzela, Ceccherini; Chiesa, Veretout, Benassi, Biraghi, Muriel, Simeone
JUV vs FIO Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Juventus won the reverse fixture 3-0 earlier this season, which makes eight wins out of nine for Juve against the La Viola. Having said that, getting the better of the domestic teams has never been a problem for Allegri, with the Old Lady winning 27 times in the 32 league games heading into this match.
For sure, Allegri will make changes to the side which lost to Ajax, even then Juvenhave too much quality for the stuttering Fiorentina who are struggling defensively.
A win for Juve is our call.
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