Juventus – FC Porto : Preview & Prediction
Juventus fell from a height in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. Yet big favorite against FC Porto, the Italian club was surprised in Portugal (2-0). Remaining one of the outsiders of the queen of European competitions, the Old Lady fully intends to catch up in this return match at the Allianz Stadium. And Andrea Pirlo’s team will have the means to compile their ticket for the quarter-finals of the C1. Since this defeat in Porto, Juventus have taken ten points in four Serie A days. A good series that allowed the Bianconeri to settle comfortably on the podium of the Italian championship. Led by a Cristiano Ronaldo scorer of four goals in the last four Serie A meetings, Juventus will try to qualify. Especially since the teammates of Adrien Rabiot are now warned.
The Portuguese club is also in poor shape these last meetings, and will not arrive in full confidence on the other side of the Alps. Only second in Liga NOS with ten lengths behind the leader, FC Porto has also just been eliminated from the Portuguese Cup by SC Braga (3-2). Suffice to say that Sergio Conçeicao’s men will have their work cut out for them if they want to impose their law on those of Andrea Pirlo. What to hope for a turnaround in this round of 16.
Juventus remain on three home wins in Serie A.
Juventus have scored 9 goals and conceded just one in their last three home days in the league.
In the first leg, FC Porto won at home (2-0).
FC Porto has just been eliminated from the Portuguese Cup by SC Braga a few days ago (3-2).
Juventus remains one of the underdogs of European competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo remains on four goals in the last four league meetings.
FC Porto have lost their last two matches on Juventus’ lawn.
It will take a big match for Juventus to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Bianconeri are two goals behind and have failed to score in Portugal. However, it is difficult not to trust them. They find color in Serie A in recent weeks and will try to do the same for this second leg of the knockout stages of C1. Remaining very solid at home, Andrea Pirlo’s team will be able to raise their level of play to overcome FC Porto.
Juventus – FC Porto : Betting Tips
Juventus – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70