Juventus vs Barcelona Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Barcelona travel to the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday evening to face Juventus in what is arguablythe biggest game of matchday two of this season’s Champions League.

Andrea Pirlo’s men have also been underwhelming domestically, and nine points from a possible 15 means they are currently fifth in Serie A.

Both sides were victorious on matchday one, with Juve overcoming Dynamo Kiev 2-0 and Barcelona beating Ferencvaros 5-1 at the Camp Nou.

The Catalans do not travel well in Europe’s premier club competition, winning just five of their last 14 away games, but bet365 offer them as6/4(2.50)favourites.

Surprisingly, Juve are available at 7/4 (2.75) despite having lost just twice at home in the group stages in 20 years. The draw can be backed at 12/5 (3.40).

Juventusare waiting to see whether Cristiano Ronaldo can be involved after testingpositive for coronavirus, whilstAlex Sandro, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Matthjis De Ligt are all doubtful.

Barcelona are with Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Philippe Coutinho through injury, while Gerard Pique is suspended.

Neither side has begun their respective domestic campaigns as they would have liked and both will be looking at this game as a way to kick-start their season in style.

The presence of Ronaldo would surely be a massive boost for Pirlo’s side but even without the Portuguese forward, Juve will feel they have enough attacking threat to trouble a Barcelona defence devoid of its most experienced member in Pique.

Given Juve’s host of in-form forwards in AlvaroMorata, DejanKulusevski, and PauloDybala,combined with their superb home record and Barcelona’s poor form on the road in the competition, backing a home win appeals.

As well, not only are the visitors missing their leader at the back, they are without their first choice goalkeeper and their most important defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets is suffering a dramatic dip in form.

Juventus are available at a healthy 103/100 (2.03) at +0.0 on the Asian handicap, which sees the initial stake returned if the game ends as a draw and will pay out in full if Juve win.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.


Source : goal.com