Fiorentina vs Juventus prediction and betting tips (May 21)
Fiorentina have the last chance to play in Europe next season as they face Juventus on Saturday evening. They need all three points to increase their chances of solidifying their spot.
Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus) opened the scoring in their last match against Lazio
Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus) opened the scoring in their last match against Lazio
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Fiorentina play Juventus in Round 38 of the 2021-22 Serie A season.

The match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 21 May 2022. The match venue is Artemio Franchi, Florenze.

Latest odds on betting sites

Fiorentina to win odds are priced at 2.00 (+100 American; evens), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.80 (+280; 14/5), while Juventus to win odds are priced at 3.40 (+240; 12/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Fiorentina β€” 50%, draw β€” 26%, Juventus β€” 24%.

Latest betting odds on Fiorentina vs Juventus (21 May 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals β€” 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Under 2.5 goals β€” 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5) on Fiorentina β€” 2.04 (+104; 26/25)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5) on Juventus β€” 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) β€” 1.61 (-164; 25/41)
  • Both teams to score (No) β€” 2.20 (+120; 6/5)

Match preview and statistics

Fiorentina are seventh in the league table with 59 points and a +6 goal difference. They have 18 wins, five draws and 14 losses, scored 57 goals and conceded 51. The Purple lost 1-4 to Sampdoria in their last match.

Nicolas Gonzalez pulled one back for them in the 89th minute from the penalty spot with a left footed shot into the bottom right corner. Before that, Sampdoria already put four past Fiorentina. Alex Ferrari opened the scoring in the 16th minute, and Fabio Qualiarella made it 2-0 in the 30th minute.

In the second half, Morten Thorsby scored the third goal in the 71st minute and Abdelhamid Sabiri scored the fourth in the 84th minute. Omar Colley got a red card in the late minutes just before full time.

Team statistics: 64% possession, 1.66 expected goals, 12 total shots, one shot on target, two big chances, 424 accurate passes, 87% pass accuracy, nine fouls committed, three offsides, five corners and three yellow cards.

Fiorentina team news: Gaetano Castrovilli is ruled out due to a meniscus injury.

Juventus are fourth in the league table with 70 points and a +22 goal difference. They have 20 wins, 10 draws and seven losses, scored 57 goals and conceded 35. The Bianconeri drew 2-2 with Lazio in their last match.

Dusan Vlahovic opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a finish beyond the goalkeeper into the back of the net, assisted by Alvaro Morata with a cross to find Vlahovic. Morata doubled the lead in the 36th minute with a shot into the far corner off the post, assisted by Juan Cuadrado.

Alex Sandro scored an own goal in the 51st minute of the second half to pull one back for the Biancocelesti. A late equalizer in the 90+6 minute by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic made it 2-2. Milinkovic-Savic smashed the ball in from a tight angle to the roof of the net.

Bernardeschi had a good game, completed 3/3 dribbles, three clearances, one interception, won 6/9 duels and made eight ball recoveries.

Team statistics: 37% possession, 0.74 expected goals, four total shots, two shots on target, one big chance, 297 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, 16 fouls committed, four offsides and three yellow cards.

Juventus team news: Danio, Federico Chiesa, Kaio Jorge and Weston McKennie are sidelined due to injuries.

Fiorentina vs Juventus H2H

Juventus have won the previous three matches against Fiorentina. The Old Lady won 2-nil in the last meeting.

Lineups and key players

Fiorentina projected starting lineup:

  • Pietro Terracciano
  • Lorenzo Venuti
  • Nikola Milenkovic
  • Igor
  • Cristiano Biraghi
  • Giacomo Bonaventura
  • Sofyan Amrabat
  • Alfred Duncan
  • Nicolas Gonzalez
  • Arthur Cabral
  • Jonathan Ikone

The key player to watch out for is Nicolas Gonzalez. He has scored in each of their last two matches and scored a penalty in the previous game against Sampdoria. The Argentina international has six goals and six assists in the league this season. Gonzalez needs to pick up his scoring boots in the last game.

Juventus projected starting lineups:

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Mattia De Sciglio
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Daniele Rugani
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Denis Zakaria
  • Manuel Locatelli
  • Federico Bernardeschi
  • Paulo Dybala
  • Dusan Vlahovic
  • Alvaro Morata

Dusan Vlahovic is the key player to watch out for. The striker opened the scoring in their last match against Lazio. Vlahovic has 24 goals and three assists in 35 matches this season. He looks forward to scoring in this match.

Prediction and betting tips

Fiorentina are not in form ahead of this match with four losses and a win in the last five matches. They suffered another defeat in their previous game against Sampdoria. Juventus are slightly in better form than their opponent, with two wins, two losses and a draw in the last five. They drew 2-2 with Lazio in their last game.

Juventus have been strong against Fiorentina in the past few games, with three consecutive wins in three h2h games. Predictions for this match are Juventus to win or draw, and under 2.5 goals.

The hosts have only one clean sheet in their last five matches, while the visitors have zero. In the last four meetings, they haven’t scored over 2.5 goals, the highest total being two goals. The Violets are struggling to score more than one goal.

Betting prediction: Juventus to win or draw

Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)

Fiorentina β€” Juventus
Under 2.5 goals
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