It’s BACCKK! The greatest club competition in the world -the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE– is back with the semi-finals of this competition.
UEFA Champions League
Juventus v Real Madrid – Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (Bet365) – 2 points
Juventus host Real Madrid after a weekend of positive results where they have secured their 4th Scudetto in a row. While they have been extremely solid with their results, they have also managed to rest a few players over the last 10 days over a span of 3 games to keep everyone fresh and fit for this encounter. The magician Andrea Pirlo could be playing in his last Champions League game in Italy, so he and the fans will be looking forward to a masterclass performance from the defensive midfielder as he always tends to dictate the pac of games he plays in.
Juventus can also look to the form of 3 key players Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Arturo Vidal who have been superb going forward, able to push on for the goals and create them in the most difficult of times from the most difficult of angles as well. Defensive the back 3 of Bonucci, Barzagli and Chiellini have been solid for most of the campaign, but they are bit slower than many others, and are liable to be caught on the break, which Madrid will be looking for.
Real Madrid showed us on the weekend, why they are extremely vulnerable on the defensive end, as well as how poor they play while missing a few key players. Bale, Benzema and Modric – 3 of their key starting XI have been injured and unable to play games over the last few weeks. Bale however has been confirmed to start, due to his late game appearance against Sevilla while he should partner in-form forwards Hernandez and Ronaldo who both continue to find ways of scoring despite missing the few players. With Modric injured, Ramos will continue to deputise in midfield while Varane and Pepe will hold the defensive line together.
Last time these 2 sides met, Madrid won 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu and drew 2-2 in Turin, and in both those encounters saw the 2 sides land up on the scoring sheet, as it has been for a lot of Madrid games this campaign because of their poor defense and I expect a similar scene for both teams to score tonight.
Pre-Match Bet: 10 points on Juventus/Real Madrid Double Chance @ 1.35 price
In-Play Bet: 10 points on Draw @ 3.25 price