On Thursday evening, Freiburg and Juventus meet in the second leg of their last 16 Europa League tie. The first leg produced a narrow 1-0 win for the Italian giants, so it’s all to play for in the Black Forest.Freiburg form guide
Christian Streich’s team ended a short three-game winless run in all competitions by recording a 2-1 home win over Hoffenheim last time out. The game ended a run of low-scoring games for the German side, as their previous four games had all produced under 2.5 goals.
They are now only outside the Bundesliga spots courtesy of an inferior goal difference to third-place RB Leipzig and fourth-place Union Berlin.
The first-leg defeat ended a six-game unbeaten run in the Europa League for the home side. However, it means that the team from the Black Forest have failed to win in three Europa League games.
Freiburg are unbeaten in their last four home games in the Europa League, including recording three draws. However, they have also only won three of their previous nine home games in the competition.Juventus form guide
The Bianconeri continued their recent good form by recording a weekend 4-2 win over struggling Sampdoria. The victory means Juventus has won five of their last six games in all competitions.
The team from Turin are unbeaten in the Europa League in four games, having won their last two games in the competition without conceding. Their recent Europa League games have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals in three of their previous four matches.
Juventus have won four of their last five away games in the Europa League, keeping clean sheets in all four wins.Latest team news
Freiburg look set to be without Daniel-Kofi Kyereh through injury, while Woo-yeong Jeong is also a fitness doubt due to illness.
Juventus have a long list of potential injuries heading into this game. Leonardo Bonucci, Bremer, Arkadiusz Milik, Kaio Jorge, Federico Chiesa, Angel Di Maria, Paul Pogba and Alex Sandro could all miss out through various injuries.What am I backing?
I believe this will be a highly even game, which is why I am backing the encounter to produce under 2.5 goals.