Champions League – Juventus vs FC Barcelona Prediction and Betting Tips. In the first leg of the Quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, Juventus host FC Barcelona at Juventus Arena. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Juventus vs FC Barcelona.
Juventus eliminated FC Porto in the 1/8 finals of Champions League, but this time they will have much stronger opponent – FC Barcelona. Home side have already played against Barcelona in the final of the UEFA Champions League 2015 in Berlin and Spanish side beat them 3-1. This could be a good chance for them to revenge them, but it won’t be an easy job because visitors are one of the main candidates to lift the trophy. They are standing at the top of the table in Serie A and they will probably the win the title, but in the moment this match is very important for them, so they will try to make positive result upfront their supporters. Every other result, except defeat, would be great for Juve, but if they want to go through they have to score. Their coach Allegri had made some changes in the last Serie A game against Chievo, so many important players will be ready. Their top scorer Higauin play amazing this season and without any doubt he could be the most dangerous player for Barcelona’s defence.
FC Barcelona play very good this season in all competitions and they are one of the main candidates to win the trophy, but the match against Juventus won’t be easy for them. In the last LaLiga match they lost away against Malaga 2-0, so it wasn’t a good moment to lose before this game. Visitors are not playing impressive on away ground in the recent period. They lost three of their last five away games in all competitions, so it’s questionable are they capable to beat very good Italians. However, they have amazing players, especially in the attack. Players, such as Leo Messi, Neymar and Suarez are always very dangerous, so home side have to do their best in order to secure their net. Their coach Luis Enrique hopes that they can make good result in the first leg. “I don’t need to motivate the players for a quarter-final against a team like Juventus.” – said Enrique.
In home team Pjaca is out due to injury, while Mandžukić is doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without suspended Busquets, while Rafinha, Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan are all injured.
Juventus vs FC Barcelona Predicted Lineups
Juventus: Buffon; Dani Alves, Bonucci, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Pjanić, Khedira; Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandžukić; Higuaín.
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitić, Mascherano, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar.
Juventus vs FC Barcelona Prediction
Home side have to take an advantage of home field and try to make good result. Visitors don’t shine in the recent period, but this is FC Barcelona and they are always favorites. However, I expect interesting match between Juventus vs FC Barcelona and goals in both nets.
Juventus vs FC Barcelona Betting Tip: BTS/Yes @ 1.70 (Bet365)