Barcelona will be aiming to pull off the unthinkable again, as they host Juventus at the Camp Nou for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final.
In the previous round, Barca fought back from a 4-0 first leg deficit to overcome PSG at the Nou Camp. Now they face a 3-0 deficit, having lost in the first leg of this quarter-final tie - in Turin against Juventus.
Luis Enrique’s side come into this tie on the back of a five goal thriller, beating Real Sociedad 3-2.
Juventus are coming from a routine 2-0 win at Pescara, with their third clean sheet in a row in all competitions as they look to gain revenge for their loss against the Catalans in the 2015 Champions League final.
Despite being overwhelmed in Turin, Barcelona come into the second leg as favourites to win the clash. Barcelona are undefeated in their last 17 home games in all competitions, winning the last six. The Catalans can be backed at (1.54) with SportyBet to win on the night.
Even though Juventus were superb in the first leg and dominated that match, they will most likely lose at the Camp Nou. Barcelona last lost at home in the Champions League in 2013. Juventus are backed to get a back to back win against Barca, and tarnish Barca's home form at a huge (5.48) on SportyBet.
The way Barcelona played the first leg, they appeared as confident of overturning any deficit at the Camp Nou. The unthinkable performance in the second leg against Paris Saint-Germain, a game they won 6-1, was magnificient to watch. If Barcelona are able to re-enact the same performance in this encounter, they will need to win the match 4-0, and you can get (17.45) with SportyBet for the match to finish with that score line.
Barca have won 19 of 20 Champions League home matches since 2013/14, with six of the last seven of these having more than three goals. Over 2.5 goals, like has happened in eight of Barcelona’s nine Champions League games this season - looks almost certain at (1.47), especially with the hosts knowing they need to score at least three goals and Juventus knowing that scoring only one for them makes Barca’s job harder - with the away goals rule. Over 3.5 goals is quite tempting too, coming at (2.04) on SportyBet.
Juventus have won all four of their away games so far this season, conceding just one goal. The Old Lady have never lost a Champions League away game by more than two goals. A 3-1 correct score, the same scoreline Barca beat Juve by in the 2015 final comes at (10.45) with SportyBet. The Old Lady have kept seven clean sheets in nine Champions League games this season, and they have won in Spain this season already, beating Sevilla 3-1 in the group stage.
Lionel Messi is a quote of (1.60) in the anytime goalscorer market, with Neymar who has four goals in three Champions League home games this season at (2.20) and Luis Suarez at (1.70). If they are eliminated, this will be the third season in a row that the Catalans have exited at this stage of the competition.
Paulo Dybala was the key performer for Juventus in the first leg with a brace, and he is trading at (2.90) in the SportyBet anytime goalscorer market - with four goals in four knockout stage games. Both teams are () on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Barcelona are Lionel Messi at (3.68) with Luis Suarez at (3.86). For Juventus, Gonzalo Higuain is at (6.32) with Paulo Dybala at (7.90) and Mario Mandzukic at (9.17).
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