Juventus – Barcelona PREDICTION (28.10.2020)


Juventus – Barcelona SOCCER PICKS

Juventus and Barcelona face at Allianz Stadium, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 11-22-2017, ended with a tie by (0‑0). Attention to the home factor, since Juventus usually achieve different results at home and away.

Juventus :

The home team plays its second game in Group G, having won by (0‑2) in their first match in this group stage, against Dynamo Kyiv. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 11 victories, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In their last match, for Serie A, they drew with Hellas Verona at home by (1‑1). In their last 10 home games Juventus has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 35 of the last 52 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.

Juventus comes to this game after a 1×1 draw against Verona, in a match for the Italian championship: the only goal of the team was signed by Dejan Kulusevski. In the first match for the Champions League, the Italians beat Dynamo Kyiv by 0x2. In this match against Barcelona, ​​coach Andrea Pirlo must play 4-4-2, with Álvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala being the most advanced men on the team. The main weaknesses of Juventus are mainly in the defensive sector, especially in the stopped balls and in the defensive organization. For this match, the home team does not have Matthijs de Ligt, injured, and still has Giorgio Chiellini and Alex Sandro in doubt. Cristiano Ronaldo is in quarantine.

Barcelona :

The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of Group G after a victory in its debut in this group stage, against Ferencváros, by (5‑1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 27 goals scored and 15 suffered; against 10 victories, 2 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 35 goals scored and 20 suffered. In the last match they played, for LaLiga, they lost to Real Madrid at home by (1‑3). In their last 10 away matches, Barcelona has recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.

Barcelona comes to this game after a defeat, by 1×3, against rival Real Madrid, thus registering the second defeat in the last three games: Ansu Fati scored the team’s only goal. On the first day of the group stage of the Champions League, the Catalans beat Ferencvaros 5×1. In this match against the Italians Juventus, coach Ronald Koeman must line up a more cautious team, with Ansu Fati being the team’s greatest danger: this player is the team’s top scorer, with 5 goals scored in 6 official matches. The visiting team has great quality in counterattacks, passing game and offensive organization, however, it continues to fail in a very important point, on the defensive line. For this game, the Dutch coach cannot count on Gerard Piqué, suspended, as well as Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Samuel Umtiti and Philippe Coutinho, who have physical problems.

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