UEFA Champions League Juventus Vs Real Madrid Expert Picks
There are several teams that have become giants in the European football landscape, mostly because they have developed a history of winning. These team names roll off the tongue of every serious football fan, and there is a definite shiver of excitement that comes when a pair of these teams goes head to head. That is exactly what we are going to get this coming Saturday when Juventus and Real Madrid play to become the champions of Europe at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Both teams are coming in as champions of their domestic leagues, although it has to be said that they have both taken rather different paths to the Champions League Final. Cristiano Ronaldo has been playing out of his skin, especially in the latter stages of the tournament, leading a Madrid offense that is always exciting to watch. Juventus, on the other hand, are here because they have adopted a typically Italian style of football that is built on a defense that is borderline impenetrable. Two very distinct styles, but only one team can win. Who will it be?
Here’s A Closer Look At The UEFA Champions League Juventus Vs Real Madrid Expert Picks
When: Saturday, June 3 at 2:45 PM EST
Where: Principality Stadium, Cardiff
TV: Sky Sports
Live Stream: Watch SKY Sports
UEFA Odds: Real Madrid PK -115
Why bet on Juventus
Much of the talk about this Juventus team has been their ability to not only stop the opposition from scoring, but also seriously limiting the number of chances that they get in a game. There is no denying the brilliance of this Juventus defensive unit, but let’s not forget that they have a couple of potential game winners in the attacking end of the field, with both Higuain and Dybala capable of converting half chances. It is the defense that is going to be asked to do the lion’s share of the work in the final, though, as they need to figure out a way to stop Cristiano Ronaldo, who topped the 100-goal mark in Champions League play during this season’s run.
Why bet on the Real Madrid
As great as Ronaldo and company have been on the road to the final, their toughest task is going to be breaking down a Juventus team that has only allowed 3 goals in Champions League play this season. Real Madrid are a team very capable of doing that, though, as they have notched 32 goals on their run to the final, 10 of which have come from the feet and head of Ronaldo. This is a team that has a ton of talent on the attacking side of the field, and while they are not a great defensive unit, would you put it past Sergio Ramos to once again come up with a dramatic late goal?
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
These two teams have only ever met once in a European Final, and ironically enough, it was Madrid boss Zinedane Zidane who got the only goal for Juventus in a 1-0 win. Overall, these two are a combined 6-6-2 when going head to head, so a tie will be broken this weekend, and I believe it will be Real Madrid who win their 3rd CL crown in 4 years.