Fiorentina are winless in 16 Serie A matches. They have a terrible record of 6 draws and 10 defeats. In addition to this, they have also been terrible at home and have not won a home match for more than 9 months.
Last season, this terrible run of form took them to the brink of relegation and if they continue to lose match after match, one can imagine that they will have a difficult time this season as well
Fiorentina’s new signings have been hotly debated and not always in a positive light. Players such as Kevin Prince Boateng and Franck Ribery would be discarded by most football fans as useless at this stage of their career, but the people at Fiorentina thought otherwise and signed them for the season.
Luckily, they also managed to sign players who are not 36 years of age and completed the transfers for highly talented Fluminense’s forward Pedro and Bologna’s Erick Pulgar. These two players will play a major role for Fiorentina this season and Erick Pulgar has already started repaying that transfer fee by scoring two penalties in both of La Viola’s first two matches.
Juventus in a League of Their Own
The bad news for Fiorentina fans however, is that the team that they will try to collect their first points of the season against is called Juventus. This is as close to Mission Impossible as football matches can be and we would be surprised if Fiorentina come with anything, but a convincing defeat from this duel.
The Old Lady has won 9 of its last 11 matches, but this is not the key piece of stats that should worry Viola fans. Fiorentina fans should be particularly worried by the fact that Juventus has won its opening three matches in the last three seasons. The same is pretty much on the cards this season too.
Juventus to Win
The safest bet her is backing Juventus to win. This is bound to come and if there ever was a bet which as equivalent to putting your money in the bank this is it. Backing Juventus to win comes with odds of 1.75.
This bet can be backed with riskier propositions, but they should come to fruition as well. Backing Juventus to overcome an Asian handicap of -1.5 comes with odds of 2.5 and backing them to lead at half time and full time comes with odds of 2.62.