Juventus welcome Freiburg to Turin within the first leg of their Europa League spherical of 16 tie on Thursday. The Italian facet dropped into the competitors from the Champions League after ending third in Group H forward of Maccabi Haifa however behind Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain. They then beat Nantes over two legs within the first knockout spherical of the Europa League.
Flying excessive within the Bundesliga, Freiburg earned their spot on this stage of the competitors by profitable Europa League Group G, taking 14 factors from six video games to complete away from Nantes, Qarabag FK and Olympiacos.
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Freiburg boast a sharper assault than Juventus. They have scored as many objectives as their upcoming opponents (13) regardless of registering fewer pictures heading in the right direction (39 to 45), creating fewer possibilities (69 to 84) and finishing fewer take-ons (34 to 64). Juventus use the ball with an awesome deal extra confidence than Freiburg. They have taken extra touches than their upcoming opponents (5,559 to three,970) in addition to accomplished extra passes (3,554 to 2,406), passes into the ultimate third (871 to 497), by balls (eight to 2), lengthy balls (247 to 226) and crosses (44 to 26).Freiburg boast a superior protection to Juventus — though the distinction within the degree of the competitions they’ve been competing in ought to be taken into consideration. They have conceded fewer objectives than their upcoming opponents (three to 14), allowed fewer pictures on objective (69 to 107) and gained extra aerial duels (94 to 86). It is Juventus, nevertheless, who’ve gained extra tackles (128 to 122) and interceptions (67 to 63) of the 2.
Juventus must win the primary leg of their conflict towards Freiburg however have had some points within the latest video games to attain so it shouldn’t be a recreation with lots of objectives. Pick: Juventus 1, Freiburg 0.
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