Manchester United – Juventus SOCCER PICKS
Manchester United and Juventus meet at Old Trafford, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 25-02-2003, in a match that ended with the final score: Juventus (0-3) Manchester United.
The home team arrives at this 3rd round of Group H in the 2nd position, with 4 points won, after 1 win and 1 draw. In their first match in this group stage they won against Young Boys, by (0-3). In the 2nd round, they drew at home against Valencia by (0-0). In the last match that they played, for the Premier League, they drew with Chelsea away by (2-2). In the last 10 home matches Manchester United has 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Manchester United is a club that has 20 English Championship titles, being the most recent title conquered in the 2012/13 season, in addition to three Champions League titles. In the current season, the team achieved a victory and a draw in the first rounds of the Champions League, thus being in the second position of Group H, two points behind the first classified, Juventus. In the last fourteen games that Manchester United played in their stadium, for several competitions, four of them suffered goals. We believe that in this match, by playing against a strong opponent, which even has one of the best players in football today, Manchester United will suffer again goals.
The away team comes to this 3 rd round of Group H in the 1st position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins. In their first match in this group stage they won against Valencia by (0-2). On matchday two, they won at home against Young Boys by (3-0). The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Genoa by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches Juventus has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 games, of these 13 came to rest in advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period in highlight: he suffered 5 of his 14 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Juventus is a club that has conquered the Champions League twice throughout its history, as well as 35 Serie A TIM titles (Italian Championship) and thirteen Italian Cup titles. In the current season, the team managed to make a good campaign in the group stage of the Champions League, beating the first two games they played, thus being in the leadership of Group F, two points ahead of the second classified. In the last five games that Juventus played as a visitor, for several competitions, in absolutely all the team scored goals. We believe that in this confrontation, counting on the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, the greatest scorer in the history of the Champions League, Juventus will once again score one or more goals.