Juventus vs Barcelona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Juventus vs Barcelona in Champions League.
Juventus vs Barcelona Match Preview
Italian giants Juventus will hope to draw level on points with Barcelona when they welcome the Catalan giants in the Champions League. This Group D fixture between Juventus vs Barcelona would be played on Wednesday, November 22, so read the betting preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
Juventus are currently second in the group standings with 7 points (2 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss). Their loss came on matchday 1 when they lost to Barcelona 3-0 at Camp Nou. That remains the difference between these two sides and the Bianconeri would like to draw level by picking up a win in this Juventus vs Barcelona fixture. However, their form is not inspiring coming into this crucial fixture as Juve have lost against Sampdoria in the Serie ‘A’ and also drew away to Sporting Lisbon in their last Champions League outing. Luckily for them, the loss to Sampdoria was a game their talisman Gianluigi Buffon was rested and their form at home is also pretty good. Juve have won 8 of their 10 games at home across competitions and should be confident ahead of this match. However, they have conceded in each of their last four home games and that’s a worry.
For Barcelona, it is already looking like a cruise in the La Liga as they find themselves four-points ahead of Valencia and 10-points ahead of arch rival Real Madrid. In the Champions League too they sit atop the standings with 10 points (3 wins, 1 draw) although they would be disappointed with the goalless draw with Olympiakos in the last round. The lead in La Liga could mean that the Catalan giants come into this game looking for all 3 points to consolidate their Champions League chances. They have been in prolific scoring form lately and have netted 17 goals away from home. Luis Suarez too discovered his scoring boots in the weekend which is bad news for Juventus who have faltered at the back recently.
Juventus vs Barcelona H2H
Both sides have met seven times till now with Barcelona winning three – including the more recent victory at Camp Nou this season. Juventus have won two and the other three ended in stalemate in this Juventus vs Barcelona fixture.
Juventus vs Barcelona Team News
Juventus rested Buffon after his heartbreak with the Italian national team but should be back for this crucial fixture. Juan Cuadrado and Marko Pjaca are both injured and unavailable for the hosts.
For Barcelona, Javier Mascherano is unavailable while Serge Roberto, Andre Gomes, and Rafinha are still injured.
Juventus vs Barcelona Probable Line-ups
Juventus: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, Sandro, Pjanic, Matuidi, Costa, Dybala, Mandzukic, Higuain.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Vidal, pique, Umtiti, Alba, Iniesta, Paulinho, Busquets, Deulofeu, Suarez, Messi.
Juventus vs Barcelona Predictions
Juventus haven’t failed to score in a competitive match on their home ground for well over a year now and look good to continue that record. However, their recent troubles at the back is a boost for the Catalans who could find the back of the net as well. Backing both the sides to score goals looks a good betting tip for this match.