Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fiorentina vs Juventus 
Competition: Italian Serie A
Date: 24 April 2016Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Firenze 

Fiorentina team did beat Sassuolo in their last home fixture, but Wednesday's reverse at Udinese was a third in their last seven games. They are undefeated in their last 7 home matches but they have recorded just one win in their last 5 league games. Paulo Sousa's men sit fifth in the Serie A table, nine points adrift of thrid-placed Roma and two adrift of fourth-placed Inter.
The hosts are likely missing on-loan Leicester right-back Yohan Benalouane and striker Khouma Babacar. Nikola Kalinic and Zarate are expected to start here after rotating in the starting XI last time out. Midfielder Vecino is missing because of a muscle problem, meaning that Borja Valero will play in midfield.
Juventus enter this match on the back of 23 wins and 1 draw in the last 24 Serie A fixtures. Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Lazio brought Juventus to the brink of a fifth-consecutive Serie A title as they have a 9 point lead over Napoli with 4 games remaining. The Bianconeri have kept a clean sheet in 13 of their last 15 matches. Furthermore they have won 11 of and lost none of their last 12 away games in Italian Serie A and they have won each of their last three consecutive encounters with Fiorentina.
Chiellini is back at full fitness, but Massimiliano Allegri could hand Daniele Rugani another chance in a big game. Midfielder Stefano Sturaro is suspended while Claudio Marchisio underwent a surgery in his knee on Tuesday, and will be out of action for 6 month. Hernanes is expected to start in middle of the park while Dybala and Mandzukic will lead the line. Martin Caceres, Roberto Pereyra and Neto are ruled out.
Fiorentina have won only one of their last 15 league games against Juv (D6, L8). Anyway, the Old Lady have failed to win a league game in Florence in their last three attempts.

Fiorentina last 5 matches:
20/03/16 Frosinone 0 – 0 Fiorentina
03/04/16 Fiorentina 1 – 1 Sampdoria
10/04/16 Empoli 2 – 0 Fiorentina
17/04/16 Fiorentina 3 – 1 Sassuolo
20/04/16 Udinese – Fiorentina

Juventus last 5 matches:
20/03/16 Torino 1 – 4 Juventus
02/04/16 Juventus 1 – 0 Empoli
09/04/16 AC Milan 1 – 2 Juventus
17/04/16 Juventus 4 – 0 Palermo
20/04/16 Juventus – Lazio

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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