Freiburg vs Juventus – Betting Preview

After losing in last week’s first leg, Freiburg will be hoping to overturn their loss and reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League when they host relegation giants Juventus on Thursday.

Juve are used to living among Europe’s elite, but after escaping in Germany, they are now looking to finish the job in the last 16.

Freiburg Preview

After struggling at times to cope with their illustrious hosts in Turin, Freiburg at least rallied a little towards the end of proceedings and returned to the Black Forest after a 1-0 defeat.

While Juventus could have added to Angel Di Maria’s game-winning goal, the Bundesliga team failed to muster a single shot on goal and only managed one off-target attempt.

For Freiburg, who have scored a meagre 14 goals in 11 games to start 2023 after defying the critics for the first half of the season by maintaining pace with Germany’s top-four hopefuls, such a lack of potency in the final third continues a worrying trend.

Streich has already held his position for 11 years, and he just renewed his contract. With their limited European experience, Freiburg will face an Italian squad in their first home game under the seasoned coach, and an unexpected result is still possible.

Juventus Preview

Just two players have scored more goals in the Europa League’s 2022–23 season than Juve’s Angel Di Maria, who followed up a hat-trick against Nantes in the playoff round with last Thursday’s goal at the Allianz Stadium.

This is despite the fact that Di Maria only entered the competition for the first time this season in mid–February.

In addition to making it to the Coppa Italia semifinals, where they will play their old rivals Inter over two legs the following month, Juventus is aiming for the Europa League championship and, with it, a return to the Champions League.

So Juve’s greatest chance of qualifying for the Champions League is to triumph in May’s Europa League final. They are the clear favourites to go to the quarterfinals since they have a one-goal advantage and have only lost one of their past nine games against German clubs, winning the last three without allowing a goal.

1×2 Betting Odds

Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market

Juventus will undoubtedly take their duty extremely seriously because they are looking for atonement for previous off-field transgressions as well as their first European trophy since 1996.

In that regard, the home side are the underdogs in this @ 3.34.

The Bianconeri’s superior individual skill and experience at this level—both evident in the first leg—should carry them through to the quarterfinals as Freiburg have been out of top form for a time.

Juventus to win this stands @ 2.51.

The market odds of a stalemate and that Juve qualify, stands @ 3.35.

Total goals over/under

Let’s check the over/under scenario

The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.47.

While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.67.

The market believes that there will be limited goal action in this one, as was the theme in the first leg!




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