As usual, Barcelona and Juventus are heading into the season with highest possible ambitions and their matchup on the USA tour will be one of the last games in which both teams will prepare for the upcoming season.
- Barcelona vs Juventus
- Friendly international
- Date – 27/07/2022
- Starting time – 02.30 PM CET
- Venue: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
Barcelona Stats & Form
Barcelona has turned another page in club’s history since Leo Messi left the club but the ambitions of the Catalans are never lower than winning every single competition.
They finished second last season in La Liga and didn’t make a deep run in the European competitions. Coach Xavi Hernandez hopes that the following season will bring much more success for Barca.
The team from Camp Nou made two big signings in the summer transfer window. They paid €58 million for the Brazilian right-winger Raphinha. Robert Lewandowski was paid €45 million to Bayern Munich and will be the main striker in Xavi’s lineup this season.
Philippe Coutinho left to Aston Villa, Francisco Trincao to Sporting, Luuk de Jong to Sevilla and dani Alves retired.
Barcelona possible lineup: ter Stegen, Alba, Araujo, Dest, Garcia, Busquets, Pedri, Puig, de Jong, Fati, Lewandowski
Only veteran Gerard Pique is out of the lineup for Barcelona for the match against Juventus.
Juventus Stats & Form
After almost a decade of winning the title in Serie A, Juventus has failed in the last couple of years. Last season, “The Old Lady” finished fourth in the standinings with 70 points, 16 less than the champion AC Milan.
Anything but the title is unacceptable for the ‘bianconeri’ and they will enter the season playing with a chip on their shoulder.
Juventus signed the Brazilian centre-back Bremer from the local rival Torino for €41 million. They also added Andrea Cambiaso from Genoa, Angel Di Maria from PSG, Paul Pogba from Manchester United and Fabio Morreti from the U23 squad.
A lot of players from the last year’s squad will be missing as Paulo Dybala, Matthijs de Ligt, Merih Demiral, Rolando Mandragora, Giacomo Vrioni, Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Giorgio Chiellini.
Juventus possible lineup: Szczesny, Alex, Bonucci, Bremer, Rugani, Ake, Arthur, Iling, Miretti, Soule, Vlahovic
Kaio Jorge, Federico Chiesa, Paul Pogba and Mattia De Sciglio will not play for the Juventus in the game against Barcelona.
Barcelona vs Juventus Head-to-Head Stats
Barcelona has won 3 of the last five games against Juventus with the Italians winning one and one game finished with a draw.
Three of the last five games between these two teams have ended under 2.5 goals and in each of the last 5 games one of the teams failed to score.
Barcelona vs Juventus Betting Odds
Barcelona is the favourite to win this game with 118 odds in their favour while Juventus is at 209. The odds for the draw are at 270.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -125 to go over and 105 for under.
The USA tours of the best European teams are a real fun to watch since a lot of goals are scored in those friendly games and we have a chance to see the new rosters of the teams before the season actually starts. Both Barcelona and Juventus failed to meet the expectations last season and now are entering in this one with a lot of pressure.
They both made significant changes in their rosters and some of those players will have a chance to adapt during the preseason. The game in Dallas will be a real spectacle for the local fans who will get a chance to see their favorite teams live in action. Both coaches will use majority of the players to see their form and in a game like that, there will definitely be a lot of scoring. Therefore, our prediction for this game is over 2.5 goals.