Freiberg travel to Turin with hopes of unsettling the Bianconeri at home!
SC Freriberg will travel to the Allianz Arena to face Juventus with the hopes of getting a positive result in the first leg of their Round of 16 Europa League fixture against Juventus who have been in good form in the past games albeit their last loss against Roma in the Serie A.
Juventus despite their fifteen-point deduction in the Italian top flight have managed to bounce back and are currently placed 8th with 35 points to their name. Freiberg, on the other hand, have done well this season in the Bundesliga with the side currently positioned 5th with 42 points are just behind 4th placed Leipzig in terms of goal difference.
Both these two teams have played good football as of late and we are likely in for a nail-biting fixture between the two sides.
Thursday, 09-03-2023, 8:00 PM (GMT)
Friday, 10-03-2023, 01:30 AM (IST)
Juventus form (all competition): L-W-W-W-D
SC Freiburg form (all competition): D-D-W-W-W
Players to watch
Juventus: Angel Di Maria
The Argentine World Cup winner has become a crucial part of Juventus’ attack and is one of the key men in the attacking third. Di Maria has 14 goal contributions across all competitions for the Bianconeri and could be their key player in this fixture.
SC Freiburg: Vincenzo Grifo
The German has been in red-hot form this season finding the back of the net on 12 occasions alongside 4 assists and currently stands in second place when it comes to the top scorers in the Bundesliga. He also has 3 goal contributions in the Europa League and is bound to play an important role for his side.
- This is the first time Juventus and SC Freiburg are meeting each other in any European competition in history.
- SC Freiburg are one of the three sides that went unbeaten in the group stages of the Europa League this season.
- Angel Di Maria has been directly involved in 6 goals in Juventus’ last five European fixtures.
Team and Injury News
Due to a muscle injury, Massimiliano Allegri’s side will be without the services of forward Arkadiusz Milik, while Fabio Miretti is expected to miss the upcoming match due to an ankle distortion. Additionally, 21-year-old forward Kaio Jorge may have fitness concerns but could still be fit to play.
There have been concerns about attacking Midfielder Daniel-Kofi Kyereh’s availability for Freiburg as the player has been out since last month due to a ligament injury. Michael Gregoritsch on the other hand missed the game for the German outfit due to sickness and should be available for selection.
Head-to-Head stats (in all competitions)
Matches – 0
Juventus – 0
SC Freiburg – 0
Draws – 0
Juventus predicted lineup (3-5-1-1)
Szczęsny; Sandro, Bremer, Danilo; Kostic, Rabiot, Barrenechea, Fagioli, Cuadrado; Di Maria; Vlahovic
SC Freiburg predicted lineup (3-5-2)
Flekken; Leinhart, Ginter, Sildillia; Gunter, Grifo, Hoffler, Eggestein, Kobler; Salai, Holer
Both the sides have played good football in their recent outings and we could see a good contest between the two teams. While Juventus will have a slight advantage playing at home, it would be a mistake to underestimate Freiburg. This leg could end in a draw, considering no team outweighs their opponent.
Prediction: Juventus 1-1 SC Freiburg
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