Barcelona vs Juventus: Match Preview and Predictions

Barcelona vs Juventus 2017 UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal Second Leg

Barcelona vs Juventus
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal Second Leg
Wednesday, 19th April 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona.

For the second time in a row, Barcelona look to overturn a huge first leg defeat in the Champions League knock-out stage as they welcome Juventus for the quarter final tie on Wednesday night.

Juventus might look good for a spot in the Champions League this term after earning a massive 3-0 win against Barcelona from the first leg at Turin last week. But the Catalans are coming with a reputation as a free-scoring team at home.

The Blaugrana will once against confident after overturning a 4-0 defeat at Paris with a 6-1 win at Camp Nou in the previous round. The Old Lady are a good defensive side, but they must respect a Barcelona attack who are recorded an average of 4.5 goals per game in the last 6 matches at home.

Form Guide

Barca’s record in this season’s Champions League is 6 wins and 3 losses from 9 matches. All the defeats had come away from home by big margins. Meanwhile, they have been lethal at home by winning all their 4 matches scoring an incredible 21 goals. The lone goal they conceded in the second leg victory over PSG is the first home goal they conceded in the competition this season.

Juventus are unbeaten in this season’s Champions League with 7 wins and 2 draws from their 9 matches so far. They kept 7 clean sheets during the process, more than other team in the competition.

Barcelona vs Juventus: Head-to-head

  • The head-to-head is evenly poised with the teams sharing 3 wins and 2 draws from their 8 meetings so far. Barcelona won 2 and lost 1 of their 3 home matches against Juventus.
  • Barcelona versus Italian teams in UEFA competitions, 47 matches – 23W-14D-10L. At Camp Nou, 20 matches – 14W-4D-2L.
  • Juventus against Spanish teams, 52 matches – 19W-13D-20L. In 23 away trips to Spain – 4W-5D-14L.

Barcelona vs Juventus: Prediction

This tie is far from over and we believe Barcelona are in with a chance to overturn the deficit. The attack is more than capable to negotiate with a stubborn Juve defense. The only thing that stand in their way is the sloppy nature of their defense that could concede some soft goals. For neutrals, this will be a high-octane contest. So, fasten your seat belts and get ready to witness a goal-rain on Wednesday evening.

Barcelona vs Juventus: Bet Tips

  • Barcelona to win and Over 3.5 match goals at 2.87 with Bet365.
  • Over 1.5 first half goals at 2.17 with Unibet.

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