On Saturday evening, reigning Italian champions Juventus have the chance to seal an eighth straight Scudetto when the Bianconeri host Fiorentina at the Allianz Stadium.
Juventus could have claimed the title last time out in Serie A but suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against midtable SPAL. A 2-1 home defeat in the Champions League against Ajax on Tuesday saw the Bianconeri exit the competition at the quarter-final stage.
Max Allegri’s team had recorded three straight wins in the Italian top-flight prior to the league defeat against SPAL. The reigning Italian champions will be confident of getting back on track in Serie A with a victory in this clash.
Juventus have been formidable on home soil of late in Serie A, as they are undefeated in 18 home games in the Italian top-flight, having recorded 16 wins. The team from Turin have also been prolific of late in the league at the Allianz Stadium, scoring at least twice in six of their last seven outings.
Allegri’s team has won eight of their last nine meetings with Fiorentina in all competitions. That record seems set to continue in this clash.
Fiorentina have endured the definition of an inconsistent campaign in Serie A. The Viola are currently tenth place in the table.
A goalless draw with Bologna last time out in Serie A means that the visitors have won just once in their last 11 games in the Italian top-flight. The result also means that eight of their last 14 league outings have finished in draws.
Fiorentina have struggled for away wins in Serie A of late, as they have won just three of their last 17 matches on their travels. The Viola’s recent away games in the Italian top-flight have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five matches.
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