Juventus Vs Barcelona UEFA Winning Predictions

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,April 10, 2017 11:49, EST in

The domestic leagues in European soccer are heading into their final few weeks of the season, and that means that the Champions League is also heading down to the wire. We are now at the quarter-finals stage, with 8 teams left, all of whom have a legitimate shot at winning the biggest trophy that Europe has to offer. When you get to this stage of the tournament, all the match-ups are big, but there is perhaps none bigger than the one that pits Juventus against Barcelona. These are two of the most iconic teams in the world game, and it’s actually a little disappointing that they are hooking up at this stage of the tournament as opposed to in the final itself. These two actually did clash on the Champions League Final back in 2015, with Barcelona winning that game 3-1. The first leg of the quarter-final meeting will be held in Turin, with both teams out looking for a lead to take into the second leg in Spain. If Barcelona can sneak an away goal here, they might consider that job done. Find out more about the updated soccer betting spreads here.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Juventus Vs Barcelona UEFA Winning Predictions

When: Tuesday, April 11 at 2:45 PM EST
Where: Juventus Stadium, Turin
TV: FS1
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
UEFA Odds: Juventus PK -120

 

 

Why bet on Juventus

Juventus look as though they are going to be impossible to catch atop Serie A, as they now have a 6-point lead over Roma with just a few games left to play. While the Italian league is not necessarily one that is known for producing a lot of goals, Juventus are not what anyone would call an offensive slouch. They have bagged 62 goals in their 31 league games, whilst only allowing 20. The good news for Juve heading into this game is that Mario Mandzukic has been cleared to play at least some role in the game. Look for Juventus to try and feed Gonzalo Higuain, though, as he is the danger man for this team, scoring 27 goals in all competitions this season.

Why bet on Barcelona

Barcelona made it past the Round of 16 by completing one of the most amazing comebacks ever seen in world football. Down 4-0 from the first leg, Barcelona went on to win 6-1 in the second game, scoring 3 goals in a crazy final 7 minutes of the game. Despite that miraculous win, Barcelona will not be coming into this game on a high after losing 2-0 in La Liga action over the weekend. That loss may finally have handed the Spanish title to rivals Real Madrid. As the win over PSG in the last round shows, though, you can never count this team out, especially when they have Messi, Suarez, and Neymar all spearheading the attack.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Barcelona are not going to throw caution to the wind in this game, and will more than likely be looking to hit the Italians on the break. This should be a tight encounter, with the home edge going to Juve.

Juventus 2 Barcelona 1