After only 3 months since the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Juventus and Barcelona are going to meet again. Only this time it will be in the International Champions Cup. The two powerhouses of European football will encounter in the United States. To be exact East Rutherford at MetLife Stadium.
The home ground of the New York Giants and New York Jets will host two fierce opponents. We hold that Juve will have bigger support here, because the people who have origins in Italy are located in this area.
In order to finally win Champions League, the Old Lady from Torino brought several players. Meanwhile, Barcelona didn’t make any significant changes, and the most important thing currently for them is to solve the status of Neymar. One thing is sure, this will be more than just a friendly game so don’t miss it.
The absolute ruler or the Italian football will play its first match of the season. They suffered one great lost in the roster when Leonardo Bonucci decided to move to their big rival, AC Milan. In the opposite direction, Juve received Mattia de Sciglio. Also, the duo from Bayern Munich, Mehdi Benatia, and Douglas Costa landed in Torino.
The Old Lady is still pursuing two Serbian Internationals, Nemanja Matic from Chelsea and Sergej Milinkovic Savic from Lazio. If they bring one of these players, their midfield will become one of the toughest in Europe. That backs up the claim, that Massimiliano Allegri isn’t changing anything in his style of play.
The saga about Neymar and his staying is still unclear. It seems that the Brazilian international wants an enormous improvement of the deal. It why he, we can say without hesitation, blackmails the Los Culos. Barca had a quiet transfer period so far. They have strengthened up the right side of the team, landing Nelson Semedo from Benfica and bringing back Gerard Deulofeu from Everton. Marc Ter Stegen will not participate in this game, as he is still resting after the Confederations Cup. Barcelona still didn’t participate in any matches this season, and this is going to be their first one, too.
Juventus vs Barcelona Head to Head
Juventus and Barcelona played 11 official matches in their history. The Italian side has a better record as they have 5 victories. Barcelona has 3, and 3 games ended without a winner. The goal difference is in favor of Juve, 14-12.
Juventus vs Barcelona Prediciton
Two previous matches between Barca and Juve have finished with both teams not to score. Opposite to this, we think that Saturday’s game will see goals on both sides. However, we estimate that between 2 and 3 goals is the most realistic outcome here. Juventus will not give up their characteristic style of play. Which means that they will try to slow the game down. Chances regarding a final winner of this game are 50-50. Therefore, honestly do not think that it is a great idea to bet on this.