Barcelona vs Juventus
UEFA Champions League Group-stage – Season 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 12th September 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Camp Nou.
The most exciting of the Tuesday duels will take place at Camp Nou, where Barcelona hosts the Old Lady.
Barcelona are coming from their third in a row clean-sheets win in the Spanish Primera Division, where they are currently the first-ranked. Overall, they have an excellent record when playing at home.
Since October 2016, their greatest Spanish rivals, Real Madrid, were the only ones that managed to defeat them at Camp Nou. Neymar’s departure has probably become the most famous transfer-story ever.
Barcelona is hoping to improve their squad with recent reinforcements Dembele and Paulinho.
They too are coming from their third in a row win in the domestic campaign. Last year’s Serie A champions, are currently the first ranked in the table. Juventus are in a great shape. Their team has recently been improved by Matuidi from PSG and Bernardeschi.
Last year, they lost in the finals of the most prestigious competition. Real Madrid took the title of the winners by defeating them with a score of 1-4.
Barcelona vs Juventus: Head to head
They have had 6 head to head encounters so far. Both teams have two wins respectively, and twice they drew. It’s interesting that Barcelona never won at Camp Nou.
In the previous season of the Champions League, Juventus eliminated Barcelona in the quarter-finals by winning 3 – 0 at home, after which a goal-less draw in Spain followed.
Barcelona vs Juventus: Prediction
It is a very exciting duel. Both of them will be fighting hard for finishing the group stage as the first-ranked. Barcelona is in a great form, and they have the advantage of the home turf, so we can expect of them to win the Old Lady at home for the first time. Also, there should be goals on both sides of the pitch, since a strong resistance is expected of the visitors.
Barcelona vs Juventus: Bet Tips
Barcelona to win @ 1.73 – Unibet
Both teams to score ‘YES’ @ 1.68 – Betfair.