Juventus vs Sevilla
UEFA Champions League – Group H
Date: Wednesday, 14th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin.
It is a repeat of the 2015/16 Champions League group phase clash when Juventus and Sevilla lock horns for a second consecutive season. The Old Lady earned a 2-0 win at Turin when they hosted Sevilla matchday two of last season. While the Andalucians won their home leg by a solo goal from Fernando Llorente.
Juventus finished behind Manchester City and progressed to the knock-out round only to get eliminated by Bayern Munich. Sevilla finished third in the group and entered the first knock-out phase of Europa League and went on to lift the trophy for the fifth time in 11 years.
Despite having abundant success at the Europa League, Sevilla hardly impress in the Champions League. This is only their fourth appearance in the group stages of the tournament and are yet to progress beyond the round of 16.
While Juventus are regulars in the latter stages of the tournament and they recently reached the finals in 2014/15 and lost to Barcelona. Moreover, they were winners in 1985 and 1996.
The two other teams competing from the Group H of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League are Olympique Lyonnais and Dinamo Zagreb.
Juventus vs Sevilla: Head-to-Head Stats
- The teams won their respective home legs, when they met for the Group D clash in the Champions League last season. (2-0 Juventus, 1-0 Sevilla).
- They also met in a club friendly at on 2009, which Juventus won by a 2-1 margin.
- Juventus have a strong record against Spanish opponents, which reads 14 wins, 7 draws and 2 defeats from 23 matches.
- While Sevilla have won once in their three visits to Italy and lost twice.
Juventus vs Sevilla: Prediction
Juventus have a insatiable home record in the competition which now stays at 17 matches unbeaten. They have never lost on the matchday one in the past 16 seasons, with 10 wins and 6 draws during the period.
Sevilla have lost in each of the three away games in the Champions League last season. Also they haven’t won a league games away from home in the last 20 travels.
On the basis of the above analysis and head-to-head stats, it is fair enough to say the Serie A side are firm favourites to win here. I also think Juventus to win is a confident bet and can be used as a banker in any combo slips.
Juventus vs Sevilla: Betting Tips
Juventus to win at 1.57 (4/7)
Juventus goals – Over 1.5 at 1.72 (8/11).