Juventus will host Fiorentina at the Juventus Stadium for the Serie A fixture on December 23, Wednesday at 1:15 AM IST. The hosts have acquired the number three position with 27 points while the visitors have occupied the 16th spot with 11 points to their name in the Serie A standings.
Juventus had 13 games out of which they won seven, drew six games and are yet to lose a match while Fiorentina also played 13 matches so far in the season, they won twice, lost six games and had a draw on five occasions.
Fiorentina is yet to win a game in their last five fixtures. They will be aiming for a couple of victories to turn around the season in their favour after a poor start.
Juventus have produced one of their best performance of the season under Andrea Pirlo as they are also yet to lose a game in the tournament. The Bianconeri has the best defensive record in the league and are the favourites to win their upcoming game against the struggling Fiorentina.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Juventus clearly has the upper hand as they won 86 times while they lost Fiorentina on 39 occasions. The two teams have 57 draws against each other. The last encounter between the two teams took place earlier this year in February, Juventus came out victorious 3-0.
Paulo Dybala is back in the squad after missing out on a match against Parma due to a muscle strain last week. Arthur to miss out on the upcoming game after picking an injury in the game against Atalanta. Merih Demiral is likely to miss the game against Fiorentina as he is yet to recover fully.
Cuadrado is set to make a return. Apart from midfielder Joseph Alfred Duncan’s unavailability, Fiorentina has a fully fit squad to choose from for their game against Juventus. The two teams have no issues regarding suspensions.