Juventus vs Porto: Preview and Prediction

Juventus vs Porto-UEFA Champions League Match Preview 14th March 2017

Juventus vs Porto
UEFA Champions League – Round of 16, Second Leg
Date: Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin.

Italian champions Juventus are in the driving seat in the second leg fixture against Porto after earning a healthy 2-0 lead from the away leg in Portugal.

Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves scored for the Old Lady in a match which saw Porto reduced to 10 men in the 27th minute after Alex Telles was sent-off.

Juventus are unbeaten in the four matches after the win against Porto. They won in all of the three home matches during the period and settled for a draw in the away match to Udinese.

The Old Lady are unbeaten at home in all competitions this season with an insatiable record of 19 wins and 2 draws from 21 matches. However, the two draws were in the Champions League group stage matches, which also means they won just 1 of their 3 matches in the tournament this term.

Porto won their three league matches in style after the disappointing home loss to Juve. They scored a massive 12 goals during the period and kept clean sheets in all of them.

The away record of Porto in the current season is not as bright as their prowess at home. They won 10 of their 19 trips in all competitions, while drew 5 and lost 4.

Juventus vs Porto: Head-to-head

The Bianconeri are unbeaten in the five UEFA matches against Porto with 3 wins and a draw. They won their two home fixtures during the period, which saw both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.

Juve’s overall record against team from Portugal is 6W-2D-4L from 12 matches. At home, it is 3W-1D-1L. All their four defeats have come against Porto’s arch rivals Benfica.

On the other hand, Porto hold a record of 8 wins, 9 draws and 12 losses from 29 matches against Italian Serie A clubs. Their away record at Italy is a moderate one with 4 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats from 16 outings. Porto defeated AS Roma 3-0 at Rome in the current tournament’s qualification round on September 2016.

Juventus vs Porto: Prediction

It is home record that stands tall for Juve. Coupled this with their 2-0 advantage from the away leg, it is hard to see this match ending in anything other hand a comfortable win for Allegri’s men. Meanwhile, Porto might come with good fighting spirit. Because they knew their chances of progressing to the next round is pretty slim. Therefore, expect this to be a open contest and we might well see both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.

Juventus vs Porto: Bet Tips

  • Both Teams to Score and Juventus to win at 4.00 odds with Unibet
  • Over 2.5 match goals at 2.08 with Unibet.

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