Juventus vs Barcelona Prediction: UEFA Champions League on 28.10.2020
The standout game of midweek in the Champions League will be played in Italy where Serie A champions Juventus take on La Liga runners up Barcelona live on TV from 20:00 GMT. Both teams are more than capable of winning Group G before going on to lift the trophy and the rivals will be eager to prove it by sending out a message of intent on Wednesday.
The stats show Juventus and Barcelona have met a total of 13 times in the past and there’s very little between the pair in the head-to-head scores. Juventus boast five wins against the four of Barcelona with the other four ending in a draw. The most recent game ending 0-0 in this competition back in 2017 but neutrals will hope for more goals in this renewal.
Juve off to a flying start
Juventus have been added to Group G alongside Barcelona, Dynamo Kyiv and Ferencvarosi TC so it looks a shootout between the two teams involved in this game for winner of the pool and an easier route in the knockout stages. The Serie A champions got off to a winning start, as was expected of them when beating Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 last week. That moved them joint-top of the group, but they are behind Barcelona on goal difference at this stage. All that could change at full-time.
The Old Lady followed their Champions League group win with a disappointing draw at home to Hellas Verona on Sunday. Juve were fully expected to take all three points from that fixture but ended 1-1 after an opening goal from Favilli on the hour mark was cancelled out by an equaliser from Kulusevski with 77 minutes on the clock. Much better is required here if they are to maintain their 100% record in the competition this season.
Barca beaten by Madrid
Barcelona started as they mean to go on with a resounding 5-1 victory over Ferencvarosi TC last week in what was a real show of strength from the Spanish La Liga side. Barcelona finished runners up behind Real Madrid last season in their league, meaning they face an important campaign as they bid to wrestle their way back to the top of both La Liga and UEFA’s premier competition. They certainly boast a squad good enough to achieve that.
That emphatic win last midweek was followed with a home defeat against derby rivals Real Madrid in El Classico on Saturday afternoon at the Camp Nou. Home advantage wasn’t enough to see them defeat Zidane’s men who had Valverde, Ramos and Modric which was better than a reply from Fati early in the game.
Juventus vs Barcelona prediction
Juventus are a tough side to beat on their own patch and their best performance would be enough to see them win and go top of the group. Barcelona must respond to that painful loss suffered against Madrid at the weekend.
Champions League odds
Juventus are 2.704 to win with 22bet offering Barcelona at 2.57 and the draw 3.4.
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