Juventus vs Fiorentina Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: February 9, 2013; Time: 5:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Juventus Stadium — Torino.
Bianconeri will be looking on big game week. The Serie A leaders will continue their Champions League progress on Tuesday. Three points would give them confidence to start four vital days.
Juventus stands at the top of the Serie A with fifty two points after twenty three games. They have sixteen wins, four draws and three losses so far this season. They are three points ahead of second-placed Napoli. Juve current form has seen two wins, two draws and one defeat from last five games. Their last five home matches have finished with the same stats. Also, Juve are unbeaten in thirty five of their last thirty eight games in Serie A. They are unbeaten in their last nine fixtures against Fiorentina in all competitions. September’s game between these two teams ended in a 0-0 draw.
Fiorentina goes sixth in the Serie A standings with thirty nine points from twenty three games, having won eleven drawn six and lost six so far this season. Their present form has seen one win, one draw and three defeats from last five games. Last five away matches Fiorentina have finished with two wins and three defeats. They finally notched a 2-0 win over Parma last match day.
Juventus won Chievo with the score 2-1 last Saturday, and they will need to gain points if they wont to feel comfortable, as the Bianconeri starting Champions League campaign against Celtic on Tuesday. Fiorentina is a hard domestic opponent, but Juve will be looking to pass through this obstacle with minimum efforts. Giorgio Chiellini, Simone Pepe and Nicklas Bendtner are all out of the game due to injuries. Leonardo Bonucci sits the last game of his a two-match ban.
Head coach Vincenzo Montella have received positive feedback for their season, cause the club stands on sixth place. Fiorentina can’t count on Matias Fernandez, Michele Camporese, Giuseppe Rossi and Ahmed Hegazy.
Juventus line-up: Buffon, Barzagli, Marrone, Caceres, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Pogba, De Ceglie, Vucinic, Matri.
Last three matches:
Chievo 1 – Juventus 2;
Lazio 2 – Juventus 1;
Juventus 1 – Genoa 1.
Fiorentina line-up: Viviano, Roncaglia, Rodriguez, Savic, Cuadrado, Romulo, Pizarro, Valero, Pasqual, Jovetic, Toni.
Last three matches:
Fiorentina 2 – Parma 0;
Catania 2 – Fiorentina 1;
Fiorentina 1 – SSC Napoli 1.