Barcelona vs Juventus Predictions and Betting : This Tuesday, the Group G toppers Barcelona are set to host Juventus in what will be a thriller of a contest, irrespective of its implications. With Juventus losing their first matchup, they will be to looking to avenge that in Camp Nou on Tuesday.
Juventus vs Barcelona Predictions and Betting Summary
Barcelona gains further advantage in this Tuesday's match against Juventus. Juventus star Ousmane Dembele out due to injury that he suffered in match against Cadiz. The betting platform Smarkets, have given Barcelona close to 46% chances of beating of Juventus while for Juventus the chances stands at just 28%.
Oddschecker has upgraded the winning chances for Barccelona for this game. As per them, the betting odds for Juventus stands at 28/11 while for Barcelona the odds are 13/11.
Barcelona vs Juventus Football predictions and betting : Recent form
Barcelona’s season has been peculiar so far with contrasting performances in Spain and elsewhere. They have been struggling in La Liga to win games and are currently 7th in the points table. On the other hand, they are currently undefeated in the UEFA Champions League group stage after playing 5 games so far.
They started off their UCL journey with an important win against Ferencvaros following that up with triumphs against Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv. In the reverse fixtures, they were unstoppable against Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvaros as they register 7 goals on a trot without conceding once in the last two outings. With the Round of 16 spot confirmed, they will be looking to end the group stage on a high.
As far as Juventus is concerned, they have been constantly hampered by injuries and the pandemic that has had a considerable impact on the side. The Italian giants are currently fighting to stay in the top 5 of the Serie A table. Shifting the focus to UCL, they have turned to be a better team in Group G as they make it to the next stage as the second team from the group.
Barring that 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in October, they have been unbeaten against Dynamov Kyiv and Ferencvaros with one game remaining in the fixture. They have scored 13 goals in the last 6 outings accounting to 2.17 goals per game on an average. It will be a good opportunity for them to go out and express themselves next week.
Juventus vs Barcelona Team News
Juventus Star Ousmane Dembele is out due to injury that he suffered in last match against Cadiz. He wont be present for the clash against Barcelona.
Barcelona will be up against Juventus this Tuesday. As per Barca Blaugranes, the Predicted starting XI (4-2-3-1) could be:
Neto; Dest, Araujo, Lenglet, Firpo; Pjanic, Alena; Trincao, Messi, Pedri; Griezmann.
Barcelona vs Juventus Football predictions For Today and betting : H2H
Matches: 9 : Barcelona: 4 : Juventus: 2 Draw: 3
Last 5 matches: Barcelona – 3, Juventus – 1, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: Barcelona defeated Juventus with a 2-0 margin in a UEFA Champions league fixture.
Barcelona vs Juventus predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
Barcelona will go in with a 4-2-3-1 combination with Lionel Messi as their prime striker having a secured defense line in place whereas Juventus will field a 3-5-2 that will help them stop Barcelona’s relentless attack.
Lionel Messi will return to the side after being benched for the fixture against Ferencvaros. The Argentine has 10 goals and 2 assists in the last 16 games along with 86.5% pass rate and 4.7 shots on target per game.
Antoine Griezmann will have to assume more responsibility for this season who has 11 goals and 3 assists in 25 games. He also gives 1.9 shots on target and 1.2 key passes per game along with a passing accuracy of 84.1%.
Phillippe Coutinho is yet another quality attacking player who has 85.9% pass accuracy along with 2.6 shots on target per game along with 5 goals and 2 assists so far.
Ousmane Dembele is also an active contributor having scored 5 goals and 2 assists for the side in 14 games.
The attack of the Juventus looks strong with Ronaldo and Morata leading from the front. One of the world’s best striker has 14 goals and 2 assists in 16 games with a pass accuracy of 85.3% and can single handedly win games for the side.
Alvaro Morata is a great addition in terms of player’s skill in aerial duels and finishing. He has scored 11 goals and currently has 2.2 shots on target and 1.4 key passes in every game for Juventus along with 4 assists.
The strikers will have to be supported by attacking midfielders like Chiesa and Melo who will have to create lots of chances for their forwards. Chiesa currently has 2 goals with 77.6% pass accuracy along with 1.5 shots on target in 16 outings.
Looking at the defense, Barcelona looks formidable with the likes of Alba, De Jong and Lenglet in the eleven and would be longing to keep a clean sheet against a top team. Clement Lenglet will assume responsibility with the veteran defender Pique sitting out due to injury. He manages to have 91.4% pass accuracy so far along with 1.2 interceptions and 2 clears per game so far.
Jordi Alba is exceptional in aerial duels, ball interception and counter attacks extremely well. He has a pass success of 88.1%, 0.4 tackles and 1 clear per match.
Sergi Roberto who has been tested COVID positive might be replaced by Frenkie de Jong. He should play a crucial role in guarding the backlines as he enjoys 91.6% success and is exceptional in the air with 1.3 aerial duels won per game.
The defense of Juventus looked improved with a clean sheet against Dynamo Kyiv. Bonucci is the leader of the defense who is on to his business of regular tackles and counter attacks. He is a quality defender having 90.7% pass completion, 1.1 aerial duels won, 3.1 clears and 1.8 interceptions every game.
Giorgio Chiellini is set to return and is someone who thrives under pressure for the team. The veteran player still has 90.8% pass success and is exceptional in the air. He clears very quickly with an average of 3.7 per game along with intercepting the attack at the rate of 1.3 per game.
Danilo has also done a wonderful job for the team with regards to aerial duels as well as providing crosses but he sometimes loses the intensity. He has 90.1% pass success along with 0.9 dribble, 1.7 clears and 0.4 block in each match.
Barcelona vs Juventus predictions and betting : Predicted Winner
The epic clash between Barcelona and Juventus will be played on 8th December in the Camp Nou at 9 pm local time. This is the match that every football fan was looking forward to with the Messi-Ronaldo face-off happening for the first time this season.
Barcelona vs Juventus Football predictions for today suggest that Barcelona has an edge over Juventus in this game.
FiveThirtyEight gives Juventus a 64% chance while the latter has just 18% chance to grab their 5th win.
As per Oddschecker, the betting odds for Juventus for this match stands at 27/11 while for Barcelona the odds are 6/5.
Sofascore too gives Barcelona slight edge over Juventus for this game. The odds for Barcelona win is 2.10 and for Juventus it is 3.2.