Juventus – Atl. Madrid SOCCER PICKS
Juventus and Atlético Madrid meet at Juventus Stadium, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals), after the victory at home of Atlético Madrid by (2-0) in the first leg. Atletico Madrid presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After the defeat in the first leg, the home team arrives at this disadvantaged game at a disadvantage, since they need to recover 2 goals of disadvantage and have not scored any goals in the previous match. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 10 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Udinese by (4-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Juventus have won 9 and tied 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 12 of its last 15 games, of these 12 reached the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10. There is 1 period in highlight in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 7 of his 13 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Juventus come to this match with a 4-1 win at the reception to Udinese, adding the fifth consecutive win in the championship: the goals of the team were scored by Kean (2), Matuidi and Can. We remember that the locals lost in the first leg against Atlético de Madrid, 2-0. In this game against the fans, coach Massimiliano Allegri must maintain the 4-3-3, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Mandzukic and Dybala being the ones most responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. On the other hand, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo is the top scorer in official competitions, with 21 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Alex Sandro, suspended, in addition to Khedira, Cuadrado and Barzagli, injured.
The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 2 goals, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win with CD Leganés by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches Atlético Madrid has won 4, tied 5 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 it reached the break in advantage in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10 .
Atlético Madrid came into this game with a 1-0 victory at the Leganés reception, totaling the fourth successive win in the Spanish championship: the only goal of the team was scored by Saúl Níguez. It should be noted that the visitors beat Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of this Champions League tie. For this reason, coach Diego Simeone should opt for a more defensive strategy, exploring only the space in the opponent’s back. The forward Antoine Griezmann is the great highlight of the visitors, with 18 goals scored. For this decisive game the foreign trainer can not count on Diego Costa and Thomas, both suspended.