The draw for the round of sixteen in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League was made on Monday, December 17th. The remaining teams in the competition now all know who they will be up against. Three of the four English sides in the draw all have to take on German Bundesliga opponents, while Manchester United find themselves with a tough task against French champions PSG.
The first legs of the round of sixteen take place on 12-13 and 19-20 February 2019. The reverse fixtures will be played on March 5-6 and 12-13, 2019.
Man City 3/1
Real Madrid 12/1
Bayern Munich 14/1
Atletico Madrid 20/1
Borussia Dortmund 33/1
Manchester United 50/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm)
Schalke v Manchester City
Atletico Madrid v Juventus
Manchester United v Paris St-Germain
Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund
Lyon v Barcelona
Roma v Porto
Ajax v Real Madrid
Liverpool v Bayern Munich
What a tie this should be. Liverpool, after a second-place finish in the group stage behind PSG, finds themselves paired up with German giants Bayern Munich. But to be fair, Munich aren’t quite the powerhouse that they were. They are only in third place in the Bundesliga, struggling to keep pace with Borussia Dortmund this season. It’s not been a smooth ride for boss Niko Kovac who took over in the summer. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has faced Bayern Munich 29 times during his managerial career and has earned a W9 D4 L16 record from that. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since Liverpool took a 3-2 over the Germans in the 2001 UEFA Super Cup.
Liverpool are the 3/4 favourites To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Manchester United are out as nothing more than 50/1 chancers* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm) to win the Champions League this season. They had a chance on matchday six to go for the group win but decided not to push for it and it has been costly. They get to take on the likes of Neymar and Edinson Cavani as they go up against PSG. PSG topped their group ahead of Liverpool and the French champions are favourites to progress through this tie. Incidentally, they have yet to make it past the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. But United are going to have a hard time trying to stop them getting back there. It is PSG who are 3/10 favourites To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm)
Realistically looking at the draw, Schalke were one of the teams that all of the group winners would have wanted to draw. Manchester City got them. Schalke finished behind Porto in Group D in the first round and really didn’t look anything special. So it should be an expected win in this tie for Manchester City. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs. The Citizens are the outright favourites to win this season’s Champions League. Despite their early setback with a home defeat against Lyon on matchday one, the Citizens held their nerve to recover well and win the group still. City are strong 1/33 odds favourites to win this time outright* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Just last season Spurs and Borussia Dortmund did battle in the group stage. Spurs won both of their games. But they will be facing a totally different Dortmund beast this time around. Borussia Dortmund are the runaway leaders of the Bundesliga and they topped their Champions League group ahead of Atletico Madrid as well. They have tremendous attacking power and will definitely cause the Lilywhites a problem or two. Spurs looked out of the running for a place in the round of sixteen after taking just one point from their first three games. But some late drama in the second half of the group campaign saw them squeeze through, a 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp against Barcelona on matchday six. You can take an early price of 10/11 on either To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Granted it wasn’t the most convincing of group campaigns by Real Madrid but they got the group win nonetheless. The reigning European champions will be fairly pleased with their draw against Ajax. That is because they have won each of their last six games against them, averaging well over two goals per game in that sequence. Real Madrid lead the head to head with Ajax 7-4 with one drawn game. This will be the first meeting between teeth two clubs since the 2012 group stage where Real Madrid won both games 4-1. Ajax made their way through to the knockout stage after a second place finish in the group stage behind Bayern Munich. Real Madrid are the 1/8 favourites To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
This is one of the best looking ties of the round of sixteen. Atletico Madrid got a rough draw here after finishing second in their group to Borussia Dortmund. They did finish level on points with the Germans, but get a tough battle on their hands here and that first leg at home is going to be crucial for them. As a positive, they are unbeaten in their last nine games against Italian sides which kindles their 1-0 home win and 0-0 draw against Juventus in the 2014 group stage. Despite a bizarre home blip against Manchester United and an away defeat against Young Boys in the group stage, Juventus won their group. The Old Lady lead the overall head to head 4-2 against Atletico with the one drawn game. You can only imagine that this is going to be as tight as it gets but Juventus are 2/5 odds-on To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Lyon impressed greatly against Manchester City in the group stage. They opened the campaign with a win at the Etihad against the English champions before playing out a draw back on home soil against them. Will they be able to handle themselves against Barcelona in the round of sixteen. Lyon do look a strong and well-organised side but they will be looking for their first ever win against Barca? The Spaniards are W4 D2 from their six previous games and Real Madrid have netted in each of those against Lyon. Barcelona faced a tricky group stage in having to take on Inter Milan and Tottenham, but they got their heads down very well and went unbeaten with a W4 D2 record to win the group. Barcelona are the 1/14 odds-on favourites To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
Porto topped their group over Schalke and that has set them up with another clash against Italian side Roma. They went head to head in a high-profile tie in last season’s playoffs. It was Porto who came out on top with a 4-1 aggregate success. That was the only time that these two had previously come together. Roma scrapped their way through to second place in Group G behind Real Madrid but didn’t have it all that easy at all in a W3 L3 record there with Viktoria Plzen and CSKA Moscow both churning out results very well. Roma could have been in a spot of bother had those other two not have drawn on matchday one. You can take 10/11 on either To Qualify* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2018 at 12:16 pm).
17th December 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
There is a top three clash in Serie A on Friday night as league leaders Juventus play host to third-placed Inter Milan. While this is a top three clash Inter are a massive eleven points behind the leaders and even at this stage look to have far much to do to catch up. Still, they will be looking to become the first side to beat the Old Lady in the league this term. Read our Juventus v Inter betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 5th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Juventus picked up a good 3-0 road win at Fiorentina last weekend. That was their fifth league win on the bounce. It extended their unbeaten form for the league season too out to W13 D1 which is pretty impressive. In Turin, they have a W6 D1 record, the only failure to win there was a 1-1 draw against Genoa in late October. On home soil in Serie A Juventus have averaged over two goals per game. They have only shipped the four home goals against them as well. Juventus have a clean sheet in 43% of home games this term.
Juventus have earned a clean sheet in each of their last three league outings home and away combined and at home, less than half of their games have gone over 2.5 goals. The Old Lady have hit the back of the net in all of their league matches this season, scoring at least two in each of their last five alone. They have also been leading at the halftime break in five of their seven home games. Cristiano Ronaldo is on a three-match scoring streak in the Italian top flight.
There was a 0-0 draw between them last season in this corresponding fixture
Juventus are unable in six home games against Inter in all competitions
Both teams have scored in just two of the last eight in all competitions
In the last six league meetings, Juve are W3 D2 L1 against Inter
Just two of the last six league clashes have gone over 2.5 goals
Inter failed to earn maximum points last weekend as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Roma. They have gone W9 D2 L3 in Serie A this season which has been a great return from them. Away from the San Siro their record is W4 D1 L2 but are winless at D1 L1 in their last two. That was after winning four away games on the bounce. Inter have conceded six goals in their last road games and that was after only conceding two in their previous five. Out on their travels, Inter have come up with 12 goals in their 7 games and 71% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Inter have scored 67% of their away goals in the second half of games and they have shipped 75% of away goals after the halftime break. Their scoring form has been consistent this season as they have gotten on the scoreboard in each of their last ten league games (home and away combined). They are on a six-match scoring streak away from home in the league too. Each to their last five games home and away have made it over 2.5 goals. The only side to have conceded fewer goals in the league than Inter this season is Juventus. Only two teams have scored more than they have.
Juventus to win to nil at 6/4
Under 2.5 goals at 10/11
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 6:34 pm)
It is just so hard to oppose Juventus, even in top clashes like this. They are so immensely strong in the league on home soil, that even Inter are probably going to struggle. Juve knows how to handle themselves in top matches like this. Home win to nil.
5th December 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
There was a relative mismatch between these two at Old Trafford. Juventus were so good and controlled so much of the game, they looked like the home side. They will probably be even stronger back on home soil for the visit of the Red Devils. Will Manchester United have any chance of landing a big away blow in this one? Read our Juventus v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 2:39 p.m.)
The Italians picked up a solid 1-0 win at Old Trafford on match day three, looking fully in control of the game kick off to the final whistle. Paulo Dybala got the only goal of the game for the Italian champions. The Bianconeri have yet to concede a single goal in this season’s group stage campaign having beaten Valencia 2-0, Young Boys 3-0 and then Manchester United 1-0. It has been a strong showing from them. Just twice this season in all competitions have Juve failed to score at least two goals in a game. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Last season in their group stage campaign, Juventus finished second behind Barcelona, collecting seven points from their three games in Turin. Before a 3-0 quarter-final first leg defeat against Real Madrid in Turin, Juventus were on a 27 game unbeaten streak of form at home in European action (W16 D11). Juve have only lost two European home games at the Juventus Stadium (W20 D12). They had however gone winless in three European home games because beating Young Boys on match day one. Cristiano Ronaldo is the 11/10 anytime goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am).
It has been a massively strong showing from Juventus again this season both on the domestic front and in Europe. They have won all of their fixtures played across all competitions this season except one. That exception was a 1-1 draw against Genoa in a league game. Juventus have come up with exactly three goals in three of their last four home games. If they can go and complete the double over Manchester United in the group in midweek, the Old Lady will win the group with two games to spare.
From the previous head to head Juve are W6 D2 L5 up
Before match day three, their most recent meeting was in the 2002/03 Group Stage
Juventus lost both of those games
Manchester United were on a three-match winning streak against Juve before their loss on match day three
On match day one Manchester United eased themselves to a comfortable win over Young Boys out on the road, but then things went downhill. They were held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia and then they suffered that defeat against Juventus. So they have some work still to do for qualification. This is the first time since the 2012/13 Champions League that they have failed to score in back to back games in the competition. The 2005/06 campaign was the last time that they failed to score in three straight European games. Both teams not to score is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Manchester United have lost four of their last 23 European games home and away combined (W14 D5). They have been pretty solid on their travels to be fair to them as they have suffered a loss in just one of their last ten on the road (W6 D3). They have conceded just four goals in their last ten European away games and they are undefeated in their last four visits to Italy with a W2 D2 record. Their most recent trip there saw United edge AC Milan 3-2 in the 2009/10 Champions League
Before losing against Juventus two weeks ago, Manchester United had gone unbeaten in eight games against Italian opposition. If they could get back to avoiding defeat in this tough game out in Turin, it would be seen as something of a success for them. Anthony Martial has scored in four of United’s last five games and is at 7/2 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am).
We can only predict that this game will go much the way as the first one did, in that Juventus will control most of the game and win it. Manchester United barely made an impression against them at Old Trafford. Home win.
5th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Cristiano Ronaldo will make a return to Old Trafford as his Juventus side make a Champions League visit on Tuesday. Will he come back to silence the home crowd on his old stomping ground? Manchester United need a win to take over from the Italians at the top of Group H. Read our Manchester United v Juventus betting tips for more.
Manchester United 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 21st, 2018 at 5:43 p.m.)
Big game for the Red Devils here. They go into the fixture trailing Juventus by two points at the top of Group H. That is after they took a comfortable away win in their first group game at Young Boys, but were then held at home to a 0-0 draw by Valencia. If they were to lose this game, it would leave them a mountain to climb to win the group. The Red Devils have only won one of their last six matches in all competitions (W1 D4 L1) with that win in that sequence being a 3-2 success over Newcastle in the league after having been trailing 2-0.
They have been struggling defensively and only have the one clean sheet in their last six games. But because they have been scoring fairly freely this season then both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 21st, 2018 at 6:02 pm). Their European form is pretty solid with a W14 D5 L3 record in their last 22 European fixtures. They have also won their last five games at Old Trafford against Italian opponents, banking a clean sheet in each of their last four. Their main striker Romelu Lukaku is on a seven-match club scoreless streak of form. Anthony Martial has three in his last two though.
From twelve meetings the head to head is even at W5 D2 each
From the previous clashes, each side have netted 15 goals
This is the first meeting since the 2002/03 Group Stage when United won both games
Manchester United have won the last three games against Juventus
Juventus have failed to win any of their last four against United D1 L3
Juventus have won their two group stage matches so far this season without conceding a goal. They played out a 1-1 draw with Genoa in Serie A on the weekend and that was the first failure to win a game (all competitions) from them this season. Still a W10 D1 record from eleven games is nothing to complain about. Juve have netted at least two goals in ten of their eleven games this term so over 2.5 goals is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 21st, 2018 at 6:02 pm). Former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo makes and Old Trafford return and he is the 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite for the match* (betting odds taken on October 21st, 2018 at 6:02 pm).
Ronaldo has five goals in ten games for Juve this season. Juventus are undefeated in their last five European away fixtures, winning each of their last four. Their form against English opposition has improved drastically in recent times. They are unbeaten in eight now against Premier League opposition with a W4 D4 record. They are W4 D1 in their last five matches against English opponents. Juventus have avoided defeat in each of their last four visits to England as well with a W2 D2 record in that sequence of games. The Old Lady are going to be tough to top in the group if they win this.
Juventus look so strong at the moment and there are clearly frailties in the back line of Manchester United which keep getting exposed. An away win for the Italians here would put them in such a strong position to win the group. Back a Juventus win.
21st October 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Basically at this point punters are probably just waiting to see when it is that the winning streak of Juventus comes to an end. They are eight wins from eight games played so far. They go up against Genoa on the weekend who are next in line to try and stop the dominance of the Old Lady. Read our Juventus v Genoa betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.)
When will Juventus fail to win a league match? No-one has stopped them in their opening eight games of the season and that includes second-placed Napoli and fourth-placed Lazio who have both failed against them already. Juventus have scored at least two goals in each of their four home games in the league this season.
With an eye on a Champions League return next week we are looking at a Juventus 2-0 correct score option at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 7:35 pm). They took a comfortable 3-1 win over second-place Napoli in their last home game.
Four of their eight wins in the league this season have been by a 2-0 scoreline so there is a trend there. Cristiano Ronaldo has made a solid start for them but probably not quite as prolific as the club and fans would have hoped.
Still, we aren’t going to oppose him as the 2/1 first goalscorer favourite for the match* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 7:35 pm). The other sensible option for the game from a betting perspective is probably Juventus to win to nil.
Genoa are charged with a tricky return to action then. They lost 3-1 at home against Parma just before the international break which leaves them at W4 D0 L3 for the season. Two of those three wins have been away from home. Their away success came against Frosinone, the side currently second from bottom in the table. Genoa actually haven’t been a goal-shy side, they have done well going forward and are the current top scorers in the bottom half of the table.
The problem is, they have the joint third-worst defensive record in the entire league. Still, we are going under 2.5 goals at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 17th, 2018 at 7:35 pm). In their three league defeats alone this season they have conceded twelve goals. There is a clear trend with them. They have lost all of their games against sides currently in the top half of the table. They have won all games against sides currently in the bottom half.
These two met three times last season and Juventus won all meetings across Serie A and the Coppa Italia. They are currently on a four-match winning streak against Genoa. At home they have won their last five in a row in Serie A against Genoa, not conceding a single goal in any of those games. Both teams have scored in just two of the last eleven meetings.
Business as usual it is likely to be for Juventus as they continue to outclass the rest of the division. There is Champions League action coming up in the week, so we can see them conserving. A comfortable 2-0 win here looks solid.
17th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
It has been a stunning season from Juventus who are seven wins from seven league games this season and they just are not showing any signs of slowing up. The league leaders make a trip to Udinese on the weekend. Udinese are struggling with three losses in their last five. Read our Udinese v Juventus betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 4th, 2018 at 1:53 p.m.)
Udinese have had their struggles this season and they are W1 D1 L3 in their last five games. So they are not in hot form at all. They have lost their last two, reverses against Lazio and Bologna. Their overall home form is W1 D1 L1. Across those games,, they have both scored three and conceded three. So it’s all very average from them really. All three of the goals which they have conceded at home this season have cropped up in the second half of matches. So there could be a push towards a half-time draw perhaps which is at 11/8 odds* (betting odds taken from October 5th, 2018 at 2:46 pm). They have not been trailing at half time in any of their home games thus far.
To back the half-time draw there is a key stat. Juventus have been drawing at halftime and winning at full time in 6 of their last 8 matches. So that is an eight-match winning streak that they are on in the top flight, seven of them from the start of this term. It’s been pretty amazing stuff and after missing midweek Champions League action through suspension, they get Cristiano Ronaldo back for this. He is the 9/4 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken from October 5th, 2018 at 2:46 pm).
In a big show of power, they put a 3-1 win on the board over second-placed Napoli last weekend to open up a six-point lead at the top of the table. Juventus have collected three clean sheets this season in the league, two in their last three. They have netted exactly two goals in five of their six league outings this season. In the bet365 correct score market a Juventus 2-0 option is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken from October 5th, 2018 at 2:46 pm). 71% of their away goals have been after the break.
Juventus won both meetings in Serie A last season against Udinese and they are unbeaten in their last five games against them in the Italian top flight. The Old Lady are unbeaten in their last eight away games against Udinese as well, winning five of those.
We don’t see any reason yet to not back Juventus to win a Serie A match. They are on a different level and we can see them delivering the good again. It wouldn’t be a big surprise if they collected the win to nil either.
5th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
This has been a tremendous start from Juventus who have won all six of their games this season. They are just motoring along but they will get their toughest test of the season yet. Second-placed Napoli comes for a visit and they have shown up well with wins in five of their six games. Can they stop Juve’s momentum? Read our Juventus v Napoli betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 26th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.)
This is the best start to a league season that Juventus have made in 88 years. It has been six wins from for them after they produced another three points in a midweek win over Bologna. It’s been so impressive from them and they have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five games. They netted three in their season opener. This one does have a pretty reasonable chance of going over 2.5 goals which is at 17/20 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm).
Cristiano Ronaldo has three goals for the season and he is the top scorer on home soil for Juventus this season. He wasn’t on target in midweek but Ronaldo is a 13/5 first goalscorer option for this game* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm). It is times like this when he is often the difference maker. Two of their three home games have been 2-0 successes. But because Napoli are a genuine threat the Juventus 2-1 option in the correct score market has appeal at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm).
Napoli have had a good start to the season under new head coach Carlo Ancelotti. They have won five of their six games. They will go to Turin on the weekend on the back of a three match winning streak. Their only setback of the season happened back at the start of September when they suffered a 3-0 loss against Sampdoria on the road. They have scoring power in them do Napoli. They have scored exactly three goals in half of their league games this season. Lorenzo Insigne has weighed in with five league goals, three of them away from home for Napoli this term. Insigne is at 10/3 in the anytime goalscorer market.
Last season they were the biggest threat to Juventus in the Scudetto and that is likely to be the way again this term. This would be a huge three points for them if they could land another success in Turin. Both teams to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on September 27th, 2018 at 7:15 pm). Last season in the top flight Napoli posited fourteen wins and lost just the one road game in at tremendously impressive record. A win on the weekend puts them level on points with Juve at the top.
Last season the two of them traded 1-0 away wins in Serie A. In the last six league meetings things are even between them with three wins each interestingly enough. In Turin, though Juventus have won four of their last five (L1) against Napoli. Both teams have scored in eight of the last eleven meetings across all competitions.
Napoli have done well this season and although their one defeat has happened on the road, we are going to back them to avoid defeat in this one. We are going to back the draw in the match outright as the Juventus winning streak has to come to an end and Napoli are the team most likely to do it. Draw.
27th September 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Juve powered their way to more points over the weekend to make it five wins from five in Serie A this season. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the second consecutive league game for them. They get a home fixture against Bologna in midweek and with the visitors struggling in the bottom three, it could be more of the same from Juve. Read our Juventus v Bologna betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.)
Juve have made it five wins from five in their Serie A title defence this season. Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet again for the second league game running for them as they got a couple of late goals against Frosinone on the weekend. So far they have averaged just over two goals per game this season in the top flight and a Juventus 2-0 correct score is at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.).
The Old Lady have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last ten league home fixtures. Juventus are now undefeated in 36 of their last 38 home games in the league and they have won nine of their last ten against Bologna in all competitions. It is some pretty strong form that they are carrying and Cristiano Ronaldo is the 15/8 first goalscorer option* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.).
Bologna are sat down in the bottom three in the table and they got their first win of the season over the weekend as they posted a 2-0 home win over Roma, which was actually a really good result for them. That was actually their first goals of the season as well after firing blanks in their first four games. Bologna have failed to score in six of their last seven away matches in the league and in all but one of their last nine away games, Bologna have seen under 2.5 goals. We are going to support that option for this game and under 2.5 goals, which would support our Juventus 2-0 pick, is at 7/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 6:34 p.m.). We really don’t see Bologna having a big impact in this game and can’t even see them getting on the scoresheet.
Juventus are on a four-match winning streak against Bologna and they have scored at least three goals in four of their last six games theme (W4 D2). They have scored exactly three goals in each of their last three home games against Bologna. Juventus are unbeaten since a 2-0 loss against Bologna back in 2011. Juventus have also collected a clean sheet in six of their last nine games against them.
Another win for Juventus is likely to be on the cards. We are going to settle on the 2-0 correct score option for them. The trend is more, but this is a busy run of games for Juventus and a comfortable 2-0 looks around the right mark.
24th September 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
Juventus are already streaking away at the top of the Scudetto with four wins from four and they are in their groove. So they will be expected to get more spoils on the weekend as they make the trip to the out-of-form Frosinone. There has been the just the one point for the newly promoted side so far. Read our Frosinone v Juventus betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 21st, 2018 at 4:26 p.m.)
It has been a difficult rise for Frosinone to the top flight as they have managed to pick up the one point from their four games played. That point came at home against Bologna at the end of August. Frosinone have been leaking goals with ten conceded in their four games and they haven’t managed to get a single goal on the board themselves yet. Both teams NOT to score is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on September 21st, 2018 at 3:56 pm). So it doesn’t look too likely that they are going to find a way through the strong Juventus. 80% of the goals that they have conceded this season have been in the second half of matches this season. All four of their games this season have gone under 2.5 goals.
Juventus have been in strong form in their Serie A title defence so far, winning all four of their games played. They actually have only taken the one clean sheet this season with three of their four wins coming by a one-goal margin only. So perhaps that’s a bit surprising that they have not been a bit stronger in that department but they are facing a weak defence here and Juventus to win by a 2 goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (betting odds taken on September 21st, 2018 at 3:56 pm).
Cristiano Ronaldo is off the mark for them with a brace last weekend and he is the 2/1 First Goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on September 21st, 2018 at 3:56 pm). So far out on the road this season they have taken wins at Chievo and Parma. They will be missing Douglas Costa who is starting a four-match ban. Juventus have scored at least two goals in their last five games in Serie A. They have also been drawing at half time in their two road games this season so there is a small trend there to point towards a Draw/Juventus half-time/ full-time bet.
This is the first time since the 2015/16 season that the two of these have meet in Serie A. Juventus collected four points on that occasion. Those are the only two previous matches between the two sides.
Juventus have produced some strong results already this season and they have settled down. We don’t see the hosts getting the better of them and we have to take a straightforward look at Juventus to win to nil out on the road.
22nd September 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
This should be an entertaining clash between Valencia and Juventus. The Spaniards have not had a strong start to the season but they have to be more than a bit fired up for this one. Juventus had added Cristiano Ronaldo to their ranks just for occasions such as this. Can he help Juve to a good win on his return to Spain? Read our Valencia v Juventus betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.)
Valencia haven’t had a great start to the new La Liga season as they have picked up just a D3 L1 record so far in their four games played. They have scored just the three goals across those games and their defence hasn’t been all that terrible at all. They are going to come under some huge pressure in this one and right off the bat the first thing we are looking at for our Valencia v Juventus predictions is Juventus to win to nil which is at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.).
This is their first taste of Champions League action since the group stage of the 2015/16 competition when they posted a W2 D0 L4 record, failing to score in half of their matches. They are just W2 L3 in their last five home games in Europe. They haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last six home fixtures. Five of their last six home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. We are going to oppose that and look under 2.5 goals at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.).
Cristiano Ronaldo got his first goals of the season for Juve as the Old Lady collected a 2-1 home win over Sassuolo on the weekend. Will that have opened the floodgates for him now he’s broke his duck for the club? Ronaldo is the 11/4 first goalscorer favourite for the match which is probably going to appeal a lot for punters* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Juventus are one of the leading contenders to win the Champions League this season.
Juve collected a W3 D1 L1 in their five away games last season. They have lost just one of their last eleven away games in European competition (not including the 2017 Final). They are powerful and strong and a Juventus 1-0 correct score option appeals greatly at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). It has been four wins from four for Juventus this season in all competitions, three of those have been by a one-goal margin.
Valencia and Juventus have never met before
We don’t see Valencia making a strong enough case for themselves on home soil in this one to detail such a strong side as Juventus. We are going with the simple option of the away win in our Valencia v Juventus betting tips.
17th September 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting