Real Madrid – Juventus FREE PICKS
Real Madrid and Juventus meet at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals), after the victory outside of Real Madrid by (0-3) in the first leg match . The history of recent direct matches is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this second leg with a 3-goal advantage, after the away win by (0-3) in the first leg. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Atlético Madrid by (1-1). Real Madrid won 3 and tied 1 of their last 4 home games for the UEFA Champions League.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 wins in the last matches and has not lost any of the last 4 matches in its stadium. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 9 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 31 of the last 34 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 25 out of 34 have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
Real Madrid start for this game with a tie to a ball against Atlético de Madrid, adding the seventh game in a row without losing in several competitions. It is important to underline that the meringues won an excellent victory in the first leg, when they defeated Juventus by 0-3. In this home game, coach Zinédine Zidane must continue in the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-4-2, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo being the most offensive references of the team. The star Cristiano Ronaldo is still the great highlight of the Madrid team, with 14 goals scored in the Champions League. The weaknesses in the defensive set pieces are something that concerns the local coach. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Nacho and Vallejo, in addition to Sergio Ramos, this suspension.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a dismay of 3 goals and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in away matches; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match that they disputed, for Serie A, they beat Benevento by (2-4). In the last 4 away league matches Juventus has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In 9 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have regained the last 2 points. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (46 ‘) -60 ‘).
The Juventus part for this duel with a victory in the field of Benevento, by 2-4, returning to the triumphs after the defeat against Real Madrid. In this second leg, coach Massimiliano Allegri must keep the team in 4-2-3-1, benefiting the defensive organization and the counterattacks, especially through the left flank: Douglas Costa is a very fast and exlusive player in the transition offensive. Higuaín is the great highlight of the Italian team, with 5 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Dybala and Bentancur, both suspended, in addition to Bernardeschi and Barzagli, these injured.
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