Juventus vs Valencia
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 27 November 2018
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
My guess is, Juventus haven’t figured out yet what happened in the last five minutes of their home game against Manchester United three weeks ago. They were leading 1-0 until the 86th minute, and… somehow they lost the game. They remain leaders in the group, on nine points, and a simple draw in this game will be enough to guarantee them, mathematically, a spot in the competition’s last-16. On Saturday they beat SPAL 2-0 at home, Napoli got stuck to a draw, so the gap between them in the table, in the Serie A, is now eight whole points. As for Cristiano Ronaldo, he has scored five goals in their last five games, including the opener against United three weeks ago.
Valencia’s target in this match is to still be within striking distance to Manchester United once the referee blows his whistle for the last time. The way things stand at the moment, Valencia are two points behind second-placed United. They are hosting them in two weeks, a game that could be a… final for both, as long as the gap between them in the table is no bigger than three points. The Spanish side have three wins in a row, starting with that 3-1 over Young Boys, at home, three weeks ago. They are just 10th(!) in La Liga’s table, on 17 points from 13 matches, closer to the relegation zone rather than the top of the table (points-wise).
Previous five matches:
Juventus vs SPAL 2-0
AC Milan vs Juventus 0-2
Juventus vs Manchester United 1-2
Juventus vs Cagliari 3-1
Empoli vs Juventus 1-2
Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano 3-0
Getafe vs Valencia 0-1
Valencia vs Young Boys 3-1
Valencia vs Girona 0-1
Ebro vs Valencia 1-2
Juventus’ next game is at Fiorentina, on Saturday (Italy Serie A). Same day, Valencia will be visiting Real Madrid (Spain La Liga).
Juventus vs Valencia: Head to head Stats
Juventus have never hosted Valencia before.
Juventus vs Valencia: Prediction
I don’t see a surprise in this game. Juventus are considered huge favorites to win, and I expect them to do exactly that.
Juventus vs Valencia: Betting Tips
A simple Juventus win is at just 1.40. They conceded twice to Manchester United earlier this month, once to Cagliari as well, Genoa too scored in Turin a month ago, but in this specific game I expect the Bianconeri to look much-much more focused defensively, and win while also keeping a clean sheet. This combination pays 2.30.