Saturday, April 17, 2021

Prediction: Juventus vs FC Porto

Prediction: Juventus to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Juventus and FC Porto will face each other in the Champions League this week. The second leg of the Round of 16 tie is slated to kick off at 8pm UK time on Tuesday at the Allianz Stadium and promises to be a cracking game of football.

Juventus

Juventus are not having the best of seasons, and there is a very strong possibility that they will not win Serie A. Andrea Pirlo’s side are third in the league table at the moment with 52 points from 25 matches, seven points behind leaders Inter Milan and four points behind second-placed AC Milan, who have played 26 games.

There is also a likelihood that the Bianconeri could end up getting knocked out of the Champions League by FC Porto. Juventus went down 2-1 in Portugal in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie last month. Although the defending Italian champions have the away goal, Porto will be confident of getting the job done in Turin on Tuesday evening.

Team News:

Leonardo Bonucci, Juan Cuadrado and Arthur are back from injury, but Matthias De Ligt will be assessed. Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini are still on the sidelines, and Rodrigo Bentancur is recovering from coronavirus.

FC Porto

FC Porto will be disappointed at how the first leg against Juventus panned out. The Portuguese giants headed into the tie as the underdogs, but they scored after just two minutes and then doubled the advantage on 46 minutes. A late goal saw Juventus make it 2-1, and that will give the Bianconeri a lot of confidence.

Porto are not having the best of times in the Portuguese league either. Sergio Conceicao’s side are second in the league table at the moment with 48 points from 22 matches, as many as 10 points behind leaders Sporting Lisbon. Progressing in the Champions League will keep Porto’s season alive.

Team News:

Ivan Marcano is back in action, but fellow central defender Chancel Mbemba is injured. Pepe should be fit.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Juventus have won four of their six games against FC Porto.
  • FC Porto have lost eight and drawn three of their 15 games in Italy.
  • Alvaro Morata is the top scorer in the Champions League this season with six goals.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four goals in the Champions League this season.
  • FC Porto have scored 47 goals in 22 league games this season.

Conclusion

Cristiano Ronaldo remains one of the best players in the world, and with the Portuguese forward in the squad, Juventus will feel confident of scoring enough goals to progress to the next round of the tie. There is a very good chance that the Bianconeri will do just enough to go through.

Prediction: Juventus to win 2-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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