Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
A place in the Coppa Italia final will be at stake when Juventus and Fiorentina face each other at Allianz Stadium on Wednesday evening. Juve aim to overcome a one-goal deficit, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the second leg. After scoring a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Bologna, Dusan Vlahovic is likely to prove a handful for his former teammates. Both Alex Sandro and Leonardo Bonucci are pushing for recalls, while all Chiesa, McKennie, Arthur, and Locatelli continue to miss out with injuries.
The Viola, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Venezia in their last league match. Fiorentina look unstoppable at the moment, and given Juve’s ups and downs, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. As for the visiting side, Poland international Piatek should be recalled to the starting XI, whilst Castrovilli remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Matthijs de Ligt):
Matthijs de Ligt is yet another product of famous Ajax football academy. After making 17 appearances for Jong Ajax, Matthijs de Ligt started playing for the senior team in 2016. The talented centre-back, who was born on August 12, 1999 in Leiderdorp (Netherlands) made his debut for the Amsterdammers on September 21, 2016 in a cup game against Willem II. Thanks to this goal Matthijs de Ligt became the second youngest goalscorer ever, behind legendary midfielder Clarence Seedorf.
In March, 2017, the Ajax defender made his debut for the Netherlands national team in a 2-0 loss to Bulgaria in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. In 2018 he received AFC Ajax Talent of the Year award (Marco Van Basten Award). Mathiijs de Ligt’s main position is centre-back and his preferred foot is right. His contract with the Amsterdammers should expire on June 30, 2021.
In the 2016/2017 season Matthijs de Ligt and his teammates made it to the Europa League final, but Ajax were beaten by Manchester United in the title game.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accommodate 47282 supporters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in club history.
One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the European Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.
Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.