Juventus Turin will host Barcelona at their Allianz Stadium within the fifth round of the Champions League group sage. Despite the advantage of native field Juventus are approaching the upcoming game as slight underdogs. The Zebras are noticeably losing to their last year selves for now, although the club has made squad improvement. Allegri is searching for an ideal combination and the work is Turin is in progress.
Juventus managed to gain seven points after four rounds in the UCL, which allow the team to be situated on the second position in group D. A victory over Barcelona on the upcoming Wednesday guarantees Juve the advancement to the UCL play-offs and in this case Sporting would be able to reach Juventus by points, but the Italians would have the advantage of head-to-head matches. If Juve managed to defeat Barca with a handicap of four goals or more, the Turinians would become the first contenders to win the group.
Barcelona under Valverde became a very pragmatic team, Blaugranas’ efficiency noticeably decreased, whereas the Catalonians confidently take points and leading both their group and Primera. A draw in Turin guarantees Messi and co the first place in the group, therefore there is a probability, that Barca wouldn’t mind splitting points in the forthcoming game.
Juventus aren’t so stable in the 2017-18 season as last season, but it is mostly regarding away matches. The Old Lady confidently take points at their home ground despite the opponents’ class. Juventus will do everything possible to defeat the leader of the Spanish championship on the upcoming Wednesday.
Prediction for the match: Juventus not to lose