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    28.04.2015 12:57 - in: Serie A S

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    Six areas of interest to examine ahead of Wednesday night’s Serie A clash with the Viola at Juventus Stadium

    Sharp shooters

    The Bianconeri sit top of the pile for the amount of shots on goal in this year’s Serie A (396), with Fiorentina third on a figure of 366.

    Meanwhile, Wednesday’s teams occupy the first two spots for goals scored from outside of the box in open play (16 and nine respectively).  

    Out of form

    Fiorentina have slipped to defeat in each of their last three Serie A matches and will be out to prevent clocking up four straight top flight reverses for the first time since February 2005.

    A Juventus triumph would mark their 50th home victory over the Viola, who have registered just six successes in Turin, the last of which coming in 2008.

    Goals on the menu?

    Vincenzo Montella’s men have conceded nine goals in their last three away trips, the same amount shipped over their nine prior encounters on the road.

    Juventus have also shown some defensive frailties in recent weeks, succumbing to two losses in their last three Serie A games.

    On a positive note, the Bianconeri have scored in each of their last 28 top flight home games against Viola, and will be eager to continue that run tomorrow night.

    Game of two halves?

    Wednesday’s hosts are the division’s most prolific side in the opening 45 minutes of games this season, striking a total of 31 goals to date.

    On the flip side, Fiorentina trail Napoli by just one effort in terms of second-half goals scored with a figure of 30.

    Watch out, Tevez is about

    One man Montella will be urging his charges to keep a close eye on is Bianconeri frontman Carlos Tevez, who has 18 Serie A goals and six assists to his name this campaign.

    He has struck in each of the last three top flight games played at Juventus Stadium.

    Set piece specialists

    Ten of Fiorentina’s goals have stemmed from corners - a seasonal record shared with Empoli – while Juventus are the league’s most dangerous outfit from direct free-kicks (four goals).

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