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  • 25 October 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: D. Orsato
  • • Attendance: 18000
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Juventus - Fiorentina Preview: Hosts out to end two-game winless run against fierce rivals

Juventus - Fiorentina Preview: Hosts out to end two-game winless run against fierce rivals

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The Bianconeri have picked up more draws than wins this season but face a team that have not been victorious in their last four matches


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

JUVENTUS

Storari
Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
 Pirlo, Marchisio
Pepe, Vucinic, Matri
, Estigarribia

FIORENTINA


Boruc
De Silvestri, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual
Munari, Behrami, Vargas
Cerci, Gilardino, Jovetic


Gianluigi Buffon will miss his second game in a row due to a shoulder injury he picked up in training last week. Summer signing Arturo Vidal is nursing a thigh injury but should make the bench on Tuesday, while Emanuele Giaccherini is out.

Alberto Gilardino will likely make his first start since for the Viola since injuring his knee on September 18 against Udinese. Mattia Cassani and Per Kroldrup are both injured and will miss the contest while Riccardo Montolivo is suspended.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Juventus have more draws (four) than wins (three) in the 2011-12 campaign.
  • The Bianconeri are undefeated in their new stadium this season (W2 D2).
  • Antonio Conte's men have scored nine goals in their first four home matches this term.
  • Fiorentina are winless in their last four matches.
  • La Viola have kept four clean sheets in seven games so far this season.
  • Sinisa Mihajlovic's men have failed to hit the back of the net in their first three games away from home this term.

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Players to watch

A. Matri

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The 27-year-old netted a brace in the 2-2 draw with Genoa on Saturday and will look to duplicate that same feat against fierce rivals Fiorentina as Juve look to go top with three points on Tuesday.

S. Jovetić

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The Montenegro international leads the Viola in scoring with four goals so far this season and hit a brace against Catania at the weekend. He will need to be his usual sensational self if the visitors are to pull off an upset in Turin.

Editor's Prediction

Juve will snap their two-game winless skid with a hard-fought win over Sinisa Mihajlovic's men.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Juventus

Fiorentina

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Juventus FC JUV
Juventus FC Juventus
Draw
ACF Fiorentina FIO
ACF Fiorentina Fiorentina
82%

Top 3 Predictions

Juventus FC JUV
2 - 0
ACF Fiorentina FIO
Juventus FC JUV
2 - 1
ACF Fiorentina FIO
Juventus FC JUV
1 - 0
ACF Fiorentina FIO

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