In the round of 16 of the Champions League, last year’s finalist Juventus faces Tottenham of England. At least in the first leg, the bookmakers see the roles clearly distributed. Too clear some like mine, because the Spurs left behind in their group, among other things, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund and not synonymous somehow. In this group, often referred to as a monster group, Tottenham did not lose.
The dress rehearsal for the match on late Tuesday evening has succeeded the old lady. In Florence Juventus won on Friday 2-0, with the Italian series champion in terms of the number of chances by no means the better team. In the end, the odds ratio was 12: 4 in favor of Fiorentina. Three of the four shots from Juventus found their way onto the opponent’s case and two of them again made their way into it. In the first half, Juventus had only one final and was lucky that Fiorentina hit the post just before half-time. In the end, for Juventus was the eleventh competitive win in a row. Before that win Juventus separated from Inter Milan at home goalless and again before Juventus remained unbeaten in four competitive games in a row. Attention: Juventus have been unbeaten in all sixteen matches and have conceded only one goal in sixteen games – just incredible!
In Serie A, however, Juventus are still running after the one point the Old Lady has less than Napoli as the leader. The Scudetto will decide between these two teams, as the advantage over Inter Milan in third place is again fourteen points. At home, Juventus comes in Serie A on a record of ten wins, a draw and a defeat at 30: 4 gates. In the group stage of the Champions League Juventus got it to do with FC Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos Piraeus. With three wins, two draws and a 0-3 in Barcelona, Juve took second place in the final statement behind Barca. At home Juventus defeated Olympiacos Piraeus 2-0 and Sporting 2-1. In the last home game, there was a goalless draw against Barcelona.
Tottenham was also able to win at the dress rehearsal this weekend, where it was three real big points for the Spurs. In the derby against Arsenal with the new additions Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Tottenham was superior to the Gunners in all respects. Despite a chance ratio of 18: 6 wanted to jump out in the end but only a 1-0 win. But that was brutally important, because Tottenham moved temporarily to fourth place, which would mean the participation in the Champions League in the coming season. Man of the day was again Harry Kane, who scored the golden goal to 1: 0. With 23 goals, he leads the scoring list of the Premier League after 27 matchdays. For Tottenham the threesome against Arsenal was the twelfth competitive game without defeat. There were eight wins and four draws in this period, three of them away. Away is also the key word, because while Tottenham in the Premier League at home on a record of nine wins, four draws and a defeat, there was on the opponent’s place only six threes, three draws and already four bankruptcies.
In the game at Juventus, Tottenham will be all about scoring and, in the best case, not losing. A 1-1 win could be worth the money, as Tottenham have all won their last five home games without conceding a single goal. In the group stage of the Champions League, the Spurs were in the monster group with Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia. But Tottenham played great and could win five of the six group matches. Only away from defending champions Real Madrid Tottenham played “only” 1: 1. Overall, Tottenham scored fifteen goals in the six games and conceded only four. Due to the strong record in the preliminary round, the victory over Arsenal and with a Harry Kane in the team, the Spurs travel confidently to Turin.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.63