Reasons for betting on Barcelona vs Juventus tip
The spectacle of the first round of the Champions League will be without a doubt a clash between Barcelona and Juventus.
The Catalonian team still remembers beating and humiliation from quarterfinals of the last year’s edition. A long time has passed since then, but the pictures of that games are still haunting Barsa.
Meanwhile, the Italian champion looks even stronger when comparing them to the previous season and once again they want to show that they are better than Messi and the boys.
Blaugrana is not satisfied with their transfer window, but for now, they are recording solid results in La Liga. During this Saturday, Barcelona demolished Espanyol, in a city derby with 5-0. This was the third victory in a row for five-time European champions. They haven’t conceded throughout those games, and on the other side, they scored 9 goals. Someone might say that Barcelona kept the same pace as in the previous years, but it is evident on the field, that something is missing in their game. Maybe that missing part is Osman Dembele who is going to play against Juventus. The second most expensive player in the history of this game will make his first start for the new club. Since October 2016 the hosts haven’t lost at Camp Nou, and this is a huge boost for this team.
The Old Lady also recorded 3 wins in the past three games of the domestic championship, and they are looking very good at the moment. Juve has to clean sheets and two goals conceded during that span, but on the other hand, they were more efficient with 10 goals scored. In each game, Juventus scored 3 or more goals. Blaise Matuidi and Douglas Costa perfectly adjusted to Massimiliano Allegri’s requests and style of game. But the leader of this team is Paulo Dybala who already scored 5 goals and has been unstoppable.
Head to head matches
We mentioned at the beginning of this preview, last year’s demolishing. Juventus outplayed Barcelona like just a few teams in the recent history. After 3-0 in Torino, we saw a goalless draw at Camp Nou. Match before these quarterfinals, was the finals in Berlin in 2015, when Barcelona smashed Old Lady with 3-1.
Juventus and Barcelona played 5 games in total, and the Italians have 2 victories. Barca has only one, and 2 matches concluded without winners. Also, the Italian champion has a slightly better goal difference, 7-5.
Prediction for Barcelona vs Juventus tip
The situation on the pitch is going to be very interesting. We are not so sure regarding the condition of Barcelona. This game will be the perfect test for them to see, do they have what it takes to be the contender for the Champions League title. In our opinion, the safest bet here is between 2 and 3 goals. Something tells us that this event is not going to be a high scoring affair.
For the second proposition, we would choose over 1.5 goals in the second half time.