Real Madrid vs Juventus Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Real Madrid vs Juventus in Champions League.
Real Madrid vs Juventus Match Preview
Real Madrid’s hunt for an unprecedented third successive Champions League title sees them stand on the brink of a semi-final place as they take a heavy lead into their second leg quarter final. This Real Madrid vs Juventus second leg fixture will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, April 11, so check out our Real Madrid vs Juventus prediction and betting tips.
Madrid were considered to be outside bets to win against Juve ahead of the first leg, but what happened in Turin was beyond wild dreams. Led by an imperious Cristiano Ronaldo – whose bicycle kick goal will be part of Champions League folklore – Madrid massacred Juve with a 3-0 hammering in the first leg. That puts the Spanish giants in great position ahead of this Real Madrid vs Juventus second leg. Zinedine Zidane’s men haven’t had a great time in the La Liga campaign this season, which means their focus on Champions League will be that much more. They did follow that excellent win in the first leg with a 1-1 draw against city rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby. Madrid remain 15 points off the pace against leaders Barcelona domestically, but having won 11 of their last 13 competitive games where they lost only once, Madrid look in great form and spirits.
How about Juventus? The ‘Old Lady’ were certainly humbled in their own ground and were shocked to have not even captured a single goal. In addition, their key striker Paulo Dybala is suspended for this Real Madrid vs Juventus encounter, making their task all the more difficult. They did get some succour after that loss with a 4-2 away win against Benevento, but they were just the bottom side of the Italian league. Juve do not boast of a great record in the Champions League, having won only four their last ten games in the continental competition. Can they override their form and create an upset?
Real Madrid vs Juventus H2H
Juventus have won only once in their five trips to the Spanish capital. Madrid have won three, drawn two, and lost two of their last seven meetings against Juventus.
Real Madrid vs Juventus Team News
Madrid will miss Sergio Ramos (suspended), Jesus Vallejo, and Nacho (both injured) for this encounter.
Juventus will be without Paulo Dybala and Rodrigo Bentacur – both suspended, while Andrea Barzagli and Federico Bernardeschi are both doubtful.
Real Madrid vs Juventus Probable Lineups
Real Madrid: Navas (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Vallejo, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Benzema, Ronaldo.
Juventus: Buffon (GK), Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Sandro, Pjanic, Khedira, Matuidi, Costa, Higuain, Mandzukic.
Real Madrid vs Juventus Prediction
The game may be practically over, but expect some resistance from the Italian giants. We expect Juve to go down, but go down with a fight, which means there should be goals in this contest. Madrid should also go for goals in front of their faithful and we expect the encounter to have over 2.5 goals. There is the irresistible urge to back Ronaldo to find the back of the net.