Juventus v Real Madrid – 03.04.2018 – Betting Tip
The quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League are upon us and the first game on the schedule will see two massive European giants meet in a rerun of last season’s UCL finals as Juventus host Real Madrid at their Allianz Stadium in Torino.
The two sides have historically been evenly matched and have both swept through their groups with some ease, defeating difficult opponents in the first round of the knockout stages. The season goes on and more difficult matches await both sides, but their matchup might show to be the greatest obstacle for both all the way to the finals. Keep reading to find out what betting tips we have for you and what bets we believe you should be making for the upcoming game.
If you are a football fan at all, you will likely know many things about Juventus without us having to tell you. One of the highest decorated Italian teams, Juventus have made a resurgence after a brief period of trouble they had some years back and are now back in the European elite, dominating in the Italian Seria A and constantly fighting for their next UCL title.
Massimiliano Allegri’s men have had a difficult domestic campaign, with Napoli constantly challenging them for the title. Currently, they sit two points clear at the top, with the race still being very tight. In Champions League, they eliminated a very tough opponent in Tottenham, who showed lots of class and quality but could not handle the pressure all the way.
Juventus squad is looking pretty good in terms of injuries, with only Chiellini, Sandro and Khedira potentially sidelined for the first quarter finals match, which is certainly not too bad for this late in the season.
Juventus have not suffered a defeat in any competition since losing to Sampdoria back in November last year, which is definitely an encouraging factor for the Old Lady and a thing to consider while determining your sports betting strategies for this one.
Real Madrid have had a season from hell for their standards. La Liga title has already been all but lost to bitter rivals Barcelona and Los Blancos even had to settle for the second place in their UCL group which led them to a draw that have them none other than PSG to battle it out with.
When it really mattered, Cristiano Ronaldo and the lads came through and showed all their force, beating PSG in both games and advancing to the quarters seemingly without any trouble. Real are definitely on an uptick in the last few weeks and the games against PSG seem to have given them a boost in confidence they desperately needed.
Zinedine Zidane will be thrilled to see his star man, Cristiano Ronaldo, suddenly scoring left, right and center, as the Portuguesa seems to have found his form and is back to leading the squad to winning ways. With a Ronaldo in such a form, it is hard to bet against the Madrid team.
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Head to Head and Stats
Talking about history, the two teams have a fairly even number of wins and losses against each other, with some draws in the mix. Neither side has shown dominance and most games ended with three goals or less, with the last season’s UCL finals being the highest scoring game between the two ever, ending in a 4:1 win for Real Madrid.
That defeat is bound to still be in the heads of everyone in Torino and they will be looking for some revenge this time around, and given the current form and discipline of both sides, it will be very hard to predict a winner.
Our Tips and Predictions
Juventus have not lost at a competitive game in almost five months and their discipline in the back is beyond question. Last season’s finals was a single match with immense pressure, which can hardly be an indication of what will happen this time around.
Real’s result will likely depend on how well Ronaldo performs and being so focused on the performance of a single player can be a big problem for any team. We don’t expect that Real can win against Juventus away this time around, and a draw at 3.25 seems like the best shot. Additionally, going for under 2.5 goals, which the betting sites in Nigeria are pricing at 1.68 is another good bet, as we don’t expect many goals in this first leg.