On the 11th of April, Juventus will be contesting against Barcelona in the Quarter Finals of UEFA Champion’s League for 2016/2017. The team last faced each other on the 2015/2016 finals.
Both the European giants are meeting for the 8th time. Their last meeting in the 2015/2016 finals ended in Barcelona’s victory with a 3-1 score. Juventus, also known as the Bianconeri has emerged victorious in 21 European matches played on the Juventus Stadium. Barcelona is in the quarter finals for tenth time in a row.
Barcelona is going strong since the team has won the last five out of six matches. Their defeat against Deportivo At 2-1 can be based on the fact that Neymar was missing from the game. However, the team’s spirit remained unshaken with this loss and they proceeded further with three victories to their record. The team’s defense is strong with the presence of players like Neymar, Messi and Suarez.
The team has strong players like Lionel Messi, who seems to be topping the charts from the past five seasons. Neymar has also been performing exceptionally well in the series along with the upcoming Samuel Umtiti. The latter has lead Barcelona to a victory of 17/17 in the Liga.
Team News: Sergio Busquets has been suspended from the team till the 11th of April 2017. He is vital for the team but his suspension leaves a question on his return for the quarter finals. Rafinha is suffering from a Meniscus injury whereas Arda Turan has an Adductor strain.
Juventus has is running on a high since the team has lost just one match since January 2015.The only defeat suffered by the team is on hands of Napoli with 2-3. The team has been looking strong throughout with a good defense and an even better midfield. These strong points can definitely pose a threat to Barcelona.
Juventus’s players have been performing well. Gonzalo Higuain Higuain has 19 goals which make him an asset to the team. Gianluigi Buffon is one of the main attractions of the match and Mario Mandžukić has also been working hard in the league. However, Mandžukić is injured and may or may not play the quarter finals.
Juventus will face the absence of Mario Mandžukić and Marko Pjaca who are injured and are uncertain of their return in the quarter finals.
Juventus vs. Barcelona: Betting Odds and Tips
FC Barcelona: +250
Juventus vs. Barcelona: Head to Head Stats
Played 7 Matches
Juventus: Won two matches with a total of seven goals
Barcelona: Won three matches with a total of ten goals
The teams have had a draw in two matches.
FC Barcelona vs. Juventus FC will be an exciting match filled with immense action. Where Barcelona’s defense is stronger, Juventus has a better midfield. Juventus is entering the Quarter finals after defeating Porto3-0 whereas Barcelona will enter the quarter finals after defeating PSG. This will be a match of equals since both the teams are on par where the performance is concerned.
Team Predicted to Win: Juventus