STATISTICS: Fiorentina have lost 77 out of 160 matches against Juventus in Serie A (33W, 50D): the Bianconeri have beaten the Viola in the top division several times. Juventus is the team against which Fiorentina has conceded the most goals (263) against in the top Italian league.
JUVE, EIGHT ON NINE: Juventus have won eight of their last nine Serie A matches against Fiorentina (1L), scoring 19 goals. In addition, Juve have won their last four Serie A games against Fiorentina: the Bianconeri have not recorded five consecutive successes since 1996 (six in a row).
THE LAST TWO AT THE FRANCHI: Fiorentina have lost their last two home games in Serie A against Juventus: only once has Viola suffered three home defeats in a row against the Bianconeri in Serie A, in 1952.
THE BEGINNING OF THE VIOLA: Fiorentina lost their first two matches of the league: only in the 1935/36 season, where they sustained three successive defeats. Fiorentina did not win any game in the last 16 Serie A matches (6D, 10L): they have not recorded a worse record since the 1970/71 campaign when they went on a winless run of 17 games.
FIORENTINA AT THE HOME: Fiorentina have not won their last 12 home games in Serie A: the last team to have gone 13 home games without success in the top league was Frosinone, who reached 18. After the international breaks, the Viola have gone an unbeaten run of 10 domestic Serie A matches, recording five wins, five draws.
THE BIANCONERI: Juventus have won their first two games of the league this season; in the last three editions, the Bianconeri have always won their three opening matches – a current record in Serie A
NUMBERS ON THE FIELD: Fiorentina (43) and Juventus (41) are two of the three teams with the most dribbles attempted in this league (Rome 42): in the previous campaign, the Bianconeri had an average of 18.8 per game, Fiorentina (17.5).
PIPA AND VIOLA: In 11 Serie A matches against Fiorentina, Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuaín has been involved in nine goals, six strikes and three assists: only against Udinese he has collected more winning passes in the top league (four). Gonzalo Higuaín's first goal with the Juventus shirt came just against Fiorentina, in August 2016, nine minutes after he entered the field from the bench.
PJANIC TOWARDS 100: Miralem Pjanic is the player who has made the most passes out of his teammates in this Serie A season (16% - 151 out of 942 of Juventus) - his next triumph will be the 100th victory for the Bosnian with the Bianconeri in all competitions .