Juventus v Man Utd Champions League betting preview and tips

21:00 Wed 07 Nov
Football
Europe
Champions League
Tip: Juve win to nil
Units: 1/5
Odds: +160

It was men against boys in the reverse fixture, with Cristiano Ronaldo enjoying a triumphant return to Old Trafford two weeks ago. 

The result rarely looked in doubt as soon as Paulo Dybala scored an early opener and it was only the keeping heroics of David de Gea which gave the scoreline a very positive shine as far as Manchester United were concerned.

Paul Pogba’s shot hitting the post was the only real effort of note and that came from a Juventus defensive mistake, although the Turin side generally have a rearguard which is very sturdy and it’s easy to back them at 2.60 to win this clash without conceding.

There is so much to like about the way that Max Allegri’s side are able to defend, with the manager having spent several seasons at the Old Lady and has now cultivated a defensive style that snuffs out some of the most dangerous attacks.

Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leo Bonucci are excellent defenders and the Manchester United forward should be easily contained, with Romelu Lukaku struggling for form and goals coming into this clash.

The Belgian is often accused of being a flat-track bully and he often goes missing in matches like this, while wide forwards Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial could be tracking back a great deal as they were in the match at Old Trafford.

There are clearly issues in the heart of the United defence even if Victor Lindelof had a solid match alongside Chris Smalling in the reverse fixture, with Mourinho clearly wanting to strengthen this area in the summer and it’s sure to be tested.

Ronaldo may well get on the scoresheet this time around and Juventus can rightly claim to be a team who stand a strong chance of winning this competition and ensuring that the investment in CR7 was more than worth it.

BETTING TIP
Juventus win to nil @ 2.60 with bet365

Team News

Juventus: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man Utd: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Wojciech Szczesny
  • 12
    Alex Sandro
  • 03
    Giorgio Chiellini
  • 19
    Leonardo Bonucci
  • 02
    Mattia De Sciglio
  • 30
    Rodrigo Bentancur
  • 05
    Miralem Pjanic
  • 06
    Sami Khedira
  • 10
    Paulo Dybala
  • 07
    Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 16
    Juan Cuadrado
  • 01
    David De Gea
  • 18
    Ashley Young
  • 02
    Victor Nilsson-Lindelof
  • 12
    Chris Smalling
  • 23
    Luke Shaw
  • 21
    Ander Herrera
  • 31
    Nemanja Matic
  • 06
    Paul Pogba
  • 14
    Jesse Lingard
  • 07
    Alexis Sanchez
  • 11
    Anthony Martial