Juventus vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Juventus vs Real Madrid in the Quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Juventus vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Continental giants Juventus and Real Madrid meet again, this time in the quarters as Champions League braces for a blockbuster clash. This Juventus vs Real Madrid first leg fixture will be played at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Tuesday, April 3, so check out our Juventus vs Real Madrid prediction and betting tips.
It was just under a year ago that Juventus had their hearts broken by a Madrid side that romped to a record second consecutive Champions League title. However, the Old Lady have hopes that the nature of this tie – a two-legged quarters – will favour them over the defending Champions. The 3-1 win over AC Milan in the weekend Serie A clash extends their unbeaten run to 25 games (W21, D4) which is massive. Although they had trouble getting past Tottenham in the last round, you can never discount the ‘Old Lady’ when it comes to the Champions League. They have had their troubles earlier in the season, but are past them even in Serie A where they are back in the lead. With away goals looming as a crucial feature, this Juventus vs Real Madrid fixture could be set for a great spectacle.
The stunning 4-1 win in the last year Champions League final is still fresh in the memory, although Real Madrid have gone through a lot of problems this season. The La Liga title already looks out of reach – 13 points behind leaders Barcelona – as they are struggling to hold on to the third place. However, improved form and results ahead of this Juventus vs Real Madrid mean that the visitors are slowing getting back to their best. Their 5-2 aggregate win over Paris Saint Germain in the last round of the Champions League speaks volumes about the change of fortunes. A 3-0 win in the weekend over Las Palmas makes it five wins on the bounce and look set to challenge Juve at their home where they have lost just once all season in all competitions (P21, W18, D2, L1).
Juventus vs Real Madrid H2H
Juventus have not lost at home against Madrid in seven home encounters (W6, D1) with their last defeat coming in 1962.
Juventus vs Real Madrid Team News
Miralem Pjanic and Mehdi Benatia are suspended for Juventus while Mario Mandzukic remains a doubt due to injury. The pair of Federico Bernardeschi and Alex Sandro returned to training only recently and remain a doubt.
Nacho is the only injury concern for the visitors after coming off in the first half during the weekend.
Juventus vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
Juventus: Buffon (GK), Sciglio, Barzagli, Chiellini, Sandro, Khedira, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Dybala, Costa, Higuain.
Real Madrid: Navas (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Juventus vs Real Madrid Prediction
Zidane may have never lost a Champions League knockout, but Juve is a different kettle of fish; especially at home. The last team to beat Juve in Turin was Bayern Munich in April 2013. Even against Madrid, the hosts have a great record having remained unbeaten in seven home encounters (W6, D1). We expect the hosts to continue their good run and pick up points. Do not be surprised if they win this match and we are backing Juventus to either draw or win.