Juventus vs. Barcelona Match preview
Wednesday’s Champions League fixture will see Juventus hosting Barcelona at Allianz Stadium. The pair have not enjoyed the best of the start under new management and will want to prove a point. Juventus come into this game after a 1-1 draw clash against Verona in Serie A on Saturday. Barcelona on the other hand, lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the latest El Clasico on Saturday in La Liga.
- There have more than three goals registered in five Barcelona’s six champion league games.
- Juventus have registered seven wins in their last eight Champions league matches.
- At least two goals have been netted in Barcelona’s 5 out of six Champions League matches.
- The pair last faced each other way back 2017 in Champions League groups which ended a barren draw.
- In six encounters between these teams, Barcelona hold clear advantage, winning three games, losing one and drawing two.
Juventus are having few injury concerns to contend with. Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus for the second time and he is sidelined. Dutch international centre-back Matthijs de Ligt is also sidelined due to shoulder injury.
Captain Giorgio Chiellini and Brazilian left back Alex Sandro also are doubts.
On the other hand Barcelona will be without German goalkeeper Andre ter Stegen, centre-back Umtiti and Brazilian International Philippe Coutinho whio picked hamstring injuries against Real Madrid. Gerard Pique is suspended.
Juventus vs. Barcelona Head to Head
In their last six encounters Barca have won three times, drawn twice and lost once.
Barcelona have won two of their four away matches.
Juventus have won one lost thrice and drawn twice.
Barcelona have kept three clean-sheets. In their last four matches between the pair at least two goals have been registered.
Juventus vs. Barcelona Prediction
Juventus results have been erratic so far since they have not yet established identity under the management of Andrea Pirlo. Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala may cause threats to Barcelona, though absence of Cristiano Ronaldo may prove crucial. Youngster Ronaldo Araujo looks set to start while Griezmann and Sergio Busquests are points of concern.
Juventus might be at their best to grab a win but should be able to edge past Barcelona at home.
Our pundits are predicting win for the host, Betway backing the results with 2.64 odds while 1XBet is giving 2.72
Over 2.5 Betway 1.77 1XBet 1.85
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