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Played
April 17, 2011 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Artemio Franchi — Firenze
Referee:‬ D. Orsato‎
Attendance:‬ 24000‎
 

Serie A Preview: Fiorentina - Juventus

Juventus travel to the Artemio Franchi to meet Fiorentina and need three points to keep their slim Champions League hopes alive

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Fiorentina: Boruc; Comotto, Gamberini, Camporese, Pasqual; Behrami, Montolivo, Vargas; Ljajic; Mutu, Gilardino

Fiorentina


Juventus: Buffon; Motta, Bonucci, Barzagli, Grosso; Felipe Melo; Krasic, Marchisio, Aquilani, Pepe; Matri

Juventus


DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Fiorentina have picked up only one win in their last five games at the Artemio Franchi.
  • The Viola have conceded six goals in their last three encounters.
  • Cesare Natali and Mario Santana will miss the match due to injury.
  • Alberto Gilardino leads the team in scoring with 11 goals.
  • Juventus are currently riding a three-game winning streak.
  • The Bianconeri have won 65 out of the 144 meetings with the Viola in Serie A.
  • Juventus have scored nine goals in their past four matches.
  • Alessandro Matri has four goals in his last four games.
  • Juve have earned 10 points in their last five games.

LAST MEETING



November 27, 2010: Juventus 1-1 Fiorentina


Fiorentina jumped out to an early lead after Marco Motta's own goal and seemed destined to pick up all three points in Turin until Simone Pepe's free kick drifted over the head of Artur Boruc eight minutes from time. 

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Last Five Matches
Odds
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Available Squads
31Artur BorucGoalkeeper
23Manuel PasqualDefender
-Per Billeskov KroldrupDefender
5Alessandro GamberiniDefender
29Lorenzo De SilvestriDefender
66Juan VargasMidfielder
18Riccardo MontolivoMidfielder
85Valon BehramiMidfielder
-Adrian MutuStriker
11Alessio CerciMidfielder
11Alberto GilardinoStriker
1Sebastien FreyGoalkeeper
30Marco DonadelMidfielder
10Gaetano D'AgostinoMidfielder
8Adem LjajicStriker
25Gianluca ComottoDefender
-Khouma BabacarStriker
-Michele CamporeseDefender
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
11Fabio GrossoDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
3Felipe MeloMidfielder
10Alberto AquilaniMidfielder
7Simone PepeMidfielder
32Alessandro MatriStriker
-Milos KrasicMidfielder
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
3Armand TraoréDefender
6Frederik SorensenDefender
-J. MartínezMidfielder
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
9Luca ToniStriker
-Hasan SalihamidzicMidfielder
Players to Watch
Alberto Gilardino
Alberto Gilardino
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 11
Games Goals YC RC
32 14 6 0
The Italian striker leads Fiorentina in scoring and has two goals in his last five games. He will be counted on to provide the firepower upfront with Adrian Mutu.
Alessandro Matri
Alessandro Matri
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 32
Games Goals YC RC
13 4 1 0
The Italy international has been sensational recently and has four goals in his last four games as Juve make a late push for a Champions League spot. Will keep the Viola defence on their toes and is a favourite to find the back of the net on Sunday.
Probable Lineups
Artur Boruc 31
Manuel Pasqual 23
Per Billeskov Kroldrup 0
Alessandro Gamberini 5
Lorenzo De Silvestri 29
Juan Vargas 66
Riccardo Montolivo 18
Valon Behrami 85
Adrian Mutu 0
Alessio Cerci 11
Alberto Gilardino 11
Gianluigi Buffon 1
Fabio Grosso 11
Andrea Barzagli 15
Leonardo Bonucci 19
Marco Motta 0
Claudio Marchisio 8
Felipe Melo 3
Alberto Aquilani 10
Simone Pepe 7
Alessandro Matri 32
Milos Krasic 0
Prediction
Juventus are on a roll and have won three straight games but this is one of Italy's most fiercest rivalries and the form book goes out the window for these rough and tumble affairs. Both teams will have to be content with sharing the spoils on Sunday.

Editor's Prediction
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0