Fiorentina and Juventus square off at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on September 14, 2019, as the Italian Serie A continues.
ACB Fiorentina was established after a merger in 1926 and they have played the majority of their history in Serie A, the top flight of Italian football. This club has won two Italian championships, six Coppa Italia Cup trophies, and one Supercoppa Italiana title. In Europe, they won the UEFA Winners Cup once in 1961 and runners-up in the 1957 European Cup where they lost to Real Madrid. The La Viola is one of 14 European teams that have appeared in the finals of the three major continental competitions: the Champions League, Cup Winners Cup, and UEFA Cup.
Fiorentina ranks 16th in Goal Difference at -2 goals. They have scored a total of four goals on the season ( tied for 8th overall ) while also giving up a total of six goals ( tied for 18th overall ) so far this year. They also rank 10th with a total of two goals assisted.
Defender Erick Pulgar has been their top offensive man with two goals scored already this season. Nikola Milenkovic and Kevin-Prince Boateng each have one goal for Fiorentina. Pulgar also has one assist while goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski has a total of nine saves with six goals allowed.
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Juventus Football Club was formed in 1897 by a group of Torinese students. Known as the Old Lady, Juventus has won 35 official league titles, 13 Coppa Italia titles, and a record 8 Supercoppa Italiana titles. La Vecchia Senora has also two Intercontinental Cups, two European Cups/UEFA Champions League, one European Cup Winners Cup, 3 UEFA Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, and one Intertoto Cup. This club has held the UEFA’s top-ranking during seven terms since 1979, the most by an Italian team and second-most overall. Juventus is the defending Serie A champions and heads to this match as the soccer betting favorites to beat Fiorentina.
Juve ranks third in goal difference at +2 on the current season. They have scored a total of five goals this season ( tied for 3rd overall ) while conceding a total of just three goals ( tied for 8th overall ) on the year. They are fifth in the Serie A in assists with three out of their five goals assisted.
Forwards Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo have found the back of the net early in the season with one goal each. Douglas Costa has two assists while Alex Sandro has one assist for Juventus. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has conceded three goals and has six saves in two appearances.
Fiorentina ranks 16th in the Serie A with two losses in their first two assignments. This team lost to Napoli and Genoa in their opening two matches. On the other hand, Juventus ranks second in the Italian League with two wins and no defeats so far. Juve blanked Parma 1-0 on opening week and then they beat Napoli 4-3 in their second match of the season.
The defending champions have picked up where they left off. They are not yet in championship form but so far, they have looked better than most teams, Fiorentina included. I think Juventus has too much for Fiorentina in this matchup, especially with Cristiano Ronaldo in good form early. I’m picking the champions to win here. Prediction: Juventus