Sports Betting. Fiorentina vs Juventus [15.01.17] : it won’t be an easy walk for the Old Lady

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Sports Betting. Fiorentina vs Juventus [15.01.17] : it won’t be an easy walk for the Old Lady

Serie A

Matchweek 20

15.01.2017

Bet: Both Teams to Score

A lot of sports betting companies expected Paulo Sousa’s dismission, but the Portugal is still working in Florence despite Fiorentina’s 9 place in the Serie A standings – 9 points behind top-5. In spite of not being very impressive in the National Championship, Squadra Viola have won their Europa League group and have overcome Chievo in the Coppa Italia round of 16. It should be mentioned that they are not considered to be a favorite of this clash on the betting markets. Anyway, they are quite dangerous at home.

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Unlike the previous season this campaign got off to a good start for Juventus. All sports betting experts expected them to take the lead. So after the first 18 matches they sit atop the Serie A table – 4 points ahead of Roma. By the way, the Old Lady still have one more game to play, so their potential advantage can come up to 7 points. Besides, Allegri’s side have recently made it to the Coppa Italia quarterfinal due to a 3-2 win over Atalanta. Apart from that after the Christmas break Juve have thrashed Bologna (3-0).

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Before choosing a bet it’s worth keeping in mind the fact that Squadra Viola haven’t lost Serie A home fixtures so far this season. Although they have 5 draws along with 4 victories, they still present a real threat to any rival. At the same time the Old Lady have suffered 3 defeats away from home. So, the betting experts observe some signs of Juventus’ inconsistency in the away games. It should be mentioned that Allegri will miss Buffon, Benatia and Alves while Sousa doesn’t have any major selection concerns.

The bookmakers give preference to the away team: Fiorentina – 4,60, Draw – 3,50, Juventus – 1,82. If we take a look at the head-to-head statistics we’ll notice that the last 3 Serie A encounters at Stadio Artemio Franchi weren’t an easy walk for Juve. They had only one win (2-1) along with a 0-0 draw and a 2-4 defeat. This time Squadra Viola will once again make a stand against the leader, so it is recommended to bet on “Asian Handicap Fiorentina +0,75” (1,77). Besides there is a good bet “Total Goals by Home Team over 0,5” (1,55). The bet “Both Teams to Score” is also worth your attention.