Frosinone vs Juventus
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday 23 September 2018
Kick-Off: 19:30 UK,
Venue: Stadio Benito Stirpe (Frosinone).
Strugglers Frosinone will face an unwanted test as they take on reigning champions Juventus, who are still unbeaten this season. Meanwhile, the Canarini, who are in the top flight for the second time in their entire history, have earned just one point from their opening four fixtures and it looks like it’s going to be another long and difficult season ahead for them in Serie A.
Juventus will be missing Douglas Costa for this game after the Brazilian received a hefty ban after fighting and spitting at an opponent during La Vecchia Signora’s 2-1 win over Sassuolo last round.
However, given the gulf in class between the two sides, his absence will not make much of an impact in terms of the team’s overall strength.
Cristiano Ronaldo finally opened his account, with his brace being enough to see off the stubborn Neroverdi, and having gotten that pressure off his shoulders, he’ll certainly be looking to do some damage here – especially following his controversial red card in the Champions League midweek.
Paulo Dybala is another who will be eager to open his account as well and will certainly feature in the starting XI for this fixture alongside Federico Bernadeschi, who has been eager to prove his worth after failing to make much of an impact last season due to injuries and competition for spots.
As for Frosinone, well, they have yet to score a goal in the league, and attempting to park the bus only works up to a point. If one doesn’t score, one cannot win games.
Damage control will be the order for the day for the hosts, but barring a surprise turn of events, the Canarini look set for a long and difficult evening in front of their home fans.
Frosinone vs Juventus: Head-to-head statistics
- Frosinone have failed to score in their last four Serie A matches
- Juventus have won their last five Serie A matches
- Frosinone have never beaten Juventus (in Serie A or Serie B)
- The Canarini’s best result was a 1-1 draw in Turin in September 2015
- Overall H2H record Frosinone vs Juventus: D1 L3
Frosinone vs Juventus: Prediction
Despite going down to ten men, Juventus still picked up a 2-0 win over Valencia to stay joint-top of their Champions League quartet alongside Manchester United.
Things are starting to click for Massimiliano Allegri’s side at the right time, and Ronaldo will be eager to add more goals to his tally now that he has finally opened his account.
Frosinone will hunker down, of course, but Juventus will find a breakthrough in what should be a straightforward, comfortable win for the reigning Scudetto champions.
Frosinone vs Juventus: Betting tips
Juve to win to Zero @ 20/27 (1.74).
Under 3.5 goals at 5/8 (1.62).