Serie A betting: Fiorentina v Juventus


Fiorentina 3.6, the draw 3.25, Juventus 2.05

This is a football match that will double up as a game of ‘where’s Conte?’ – as supporters try to work out whether the Juventus manager has found a safe spot within the Stadio Artemio Franchi to watch the match.

Conte’s 10-month touchline ban has obliged him to take up position in the stands during matches, but Fiorentina’s fans have made it plain that he is not welcome at their home ground – with one group even writing to the Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete stating their belief that he should not be allowed within the stadium. 

This is an old rivalry, keenly felt on both sides, and Fiorentina will be eager to avenge their 5-0 humiliation in this fixture in March. The Viola have come a long way since then, starting the new season brightly under Vincenzo Montella and unfortunate in their one loss so far this season, away to Napoli.

With the hosts in good form and the visitors riding high this promises to be a fascinating encounter.

Best Bets: I like the draw at 3.25, specifically 2-2 at 16.00. Keep an eye on Luca Toni to score first at 7.00 as well.