at home and won too few on the road, finishing an extremely disappointing 13th in the table.
Yet the summer saw them spend wisely in the transfer window, reinforcing the midfield with bite and creativity respectively in the form of David Pizarro and Borja Valero.
Upfront, Stefan Jovetic has continued his impressive goal scoring form from the previous campaign and has already notched four goals in four matches.
All this means, this trip to the Stadio Artemio Franchi for defending champions Juventus may not be as straight forward as they might have hoped. Bet365 price a win for Juventus at 11/10 (2.10) while Fiorentina can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) and the draw offered at 23/10 (3.30).
However, despite their decent start to the season, it is important to point out Fiorentina's woeful recent record against The Old Lady.
The side from Turin won here 5-0 last season, while Vincenzo Montella's team have not beaten Juventus at home since 1998. Indeed having gone the whole of the previous campaign unbeaten, Juve stretched their run without a loss to 43 league matches at the weekend by beating Chievo 2-0.
On paper it is a match the champions should win, yet as mentioned before Fiorentina have the capability of making things complicated for Juve and as such a simple bet is best in this match.
Backing Juventus to score over 1.5 goals at evens (2.00) looks like being an excellent option, offering the chance for punters to double their money. This bet has paid out in every one of Juve's last six league games and was also the correct selection in both of the league meetings between the sides last season.
If Juve are capable of scoring at least two goals, Fiorentina should also be able to find the net as they have
done in every league game so far.
Over 2.5 goals is offered at evens (2.00) but over 3.5 goals at 12/5 (3.40) offers some decent value for a small investment. Fiorentina have managed to score at least twice on three occasions this season, and should they do so again here, this bet will have a great chance of paying out.
|Juventus to score over 1.5 goals at evens (2.00) with Bet365
||Over 3.5 goals at 12/5 (3.40) with Bet365|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.