Serie A champions Juventus must beat Lyon conveniently to qualify for the UCL quarter final.
Juventus must overturn their first leg 1-0 defeat at Groupama stadium if they are to make the UCL quarter final. They dominated the first leg but couldn’t get a shot on target throughout. Maurizio Sarri will look to change that or risk going the way of Allegri.
Lyon knows Juventus are strong at home and would want to avoid the case of Barcelona where they lost woefully after a good first leg performance.
Juventus vs Lyon latest odds
Juventus are priced at 1.60 on betscorum to secure a win with the draw available at 4.58.
Lyon can secure a win at 5.75 odds on betscorum which will see them dump Juventus out of the champions league.
Juventus vs Lyon team news
Maurizio Sarri is sweating over the fitness of Paulo Dybala. The Argentina International was Serie A MVP and will add some spark to the Juventus attack. Douglas Costa and Sciglio will definitely miss out due to injuries. This could see an attacking line up of Cristiano Ronaldo Higuain and Bernadeschi.
Kone and Tete are doubts for this match.
Juventus vs Lyon preview
Sarri is under pressure to deliver a good performance in the Champions League or he might face the exit door after a season in charge of the Old Lady. Juventus are dominating games with little to show for it. They had more than 60 percent possession in the first leg but couldn’t muster a single shot on target.
They have improved since then to record 26 goals in their last 12 league matches. Their 76 goals scored is 5th best in the league but they are second only to Atalanta with goals scored at home this season. Their solid home record will likely see them through in this match.
Rudi Garcia will have to be wary of Juventus frontline. This is going to be a different ball game and defending will be a bad thing when you consider Atletico Madrid drubbing last season. The best thing is to keep things simple and hope Ronaldo and co keep misfiring.
Juventus vs Lyon predictions
Juventus have the upper hand in this match and won’t want to fail like they did in the first leg. Their loss to Roma is an eye opener that they can’t take things for granted.
Ronaldo will start in his favourite position as a left winger and Higuain upfront supported by Bernadeschi. They are expected to dominate the game and create scoring chances which must be utilised by the Juventus frontline.
Lyon has not been superb away both in the league and champions league which may cost them this match. Only Montpellier and Monaco conceded more away goals than Lyon 20 in Ligue 1 top 10 team. This is a concern for Lyon who will face Juventus who has been solid at home all season.
Juventus over 1.5goals at odds 1.69 on betscorum looks great.
Juventus over 2goals at 2.43 on betscorum looks good too.
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