Frosinone vs Juventus
Frosinone host Juventus in the 5th round of Italian Serie A.
Well, the difference between these two clubs is too big to miss to play AH for the away side. Frosinone finished 3rd in Serie B and were promoted but it's obvious their team looks like the main pretender for returning to the lower level. They are just not ready to battle with the middle-placed teams, what to expect in matches with the best ones. They earned 1 points in four rounds after a goalless draw at home against another team in the bottom of the table Bologna, but received 10 goals in their other three matches against Lazio, Atalanta and Sampdoria. Strangely or not they bring me some memories of Benevento which team was almost in the same position in the league, looking like the punch bag for all the other clubs. Frosinone can take points against the teams with about their quality in the bottom of the table, but facing the champions in the 5th round looks like to happen in a disasterous moment.
Juventus didn't impress till the start of the season, but hey, they have 4 wins in a row and max amount of points. It's obvious they will start losing points combining matches in the league, cup and CL, but it's obviously not expected to happen in that round against Frosinone. In their four matches till now they dominated only against Lazio and took a home win 2:0, while in all fo the other matches they finished on the winning side but with not so convincing performances- 2:3 against Chievo, 1:2 against Parma and 2:1 against Sassuolo.
They have two recent matches in 2015/16 when Juve were hold to 1:1 at home by Frosinone, while in the away match Juve took the win 0:2. I expect almost the same result in this match and a win for the visitors with 2 or more goals difference, not only because the lack of quality in Frosinone's squad and the difference in quality between the sides. Juve showed against Valencia they are capable of beating teams as visitors even with a man less on the pitch. I was really surprised how good they were at Mestalla with 10 people after Ronaldo's red card, although both goals were scored by penalties. The main reason for my pick is the fact Ronaldo finally scored his first goals for Juve and after the red card vs Valencia he is expected to be on fire tomorrow against such an opponent. If Ronaldo doesn't get an injury or red card tomorrow, he will find the way to score for sure, believe me. I watched this player for more than 10 years and in such tough situations after the MVP CL award, which was given to Modric, slowly start in Serie A and the red card against Valencia, he always finds the way to show he is not in crisis scoring bunch of goals. He usually starts scoring against easier and smaller clubs and when he reaches the level he wants.. bang, it's time to punish the top guns with a lot of decisive goals. This season will not be different and Frosinone looks like the perfect opponent to score another one or two goals.
Frosinone will miss for this match Dionisi F.(Knee Injury), Gori M.(Shoulder Injury) and Paganini L.(Knee Injury), while the visitors will be without De Sciglio M.(Thigh Injury), Khedira S.(Thigh Injury), Costa D.(Red Card) and Spinazzola L(Knee Injury).
Frosinone and Bologna are the only teams without a goal in the first four rounds and the hosts are also the team with the worst goal difference 0:10. I doubt they will find the way to score against Juve, while the visitors are expected to score at least two or three times. Sampdoria did it 5 fives in the previous round, so why not to see similar result against the champions. -1.5 AH for Juve is my pick here!
Frosinone vs Juventus prediction
|Juventus -1.5 AH||Pinnacle||1.78||9||0-2 WON (+7.02 units)|