Barcelona vs Juventus Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Opening match in group D, Barcelona vs Juventus will definitely be one of the most interesting matches this season for sure. Derby match that promises great football and amazing betting opportunity for everybody. Major bookmakers decided to treat us with surprisingly high betting odds and plenty of different games to play for this match and therefore there will be something for everyone to pick.
Barcelona once again started the season furiously. They won in all three league matches scoring nine and without conceding any goal. They are fully fit and ready for this match as well and we expect to see them attacking from the first minute, leaving very little space for the opponent.
On the other side, Juventus also started the season with three victories, they scored ten goals but also conceded two. Even though they played with lots of oscillations during the preseason, now they are playing almost without mistake and in this match they enter not to lose. Unlike Barcelona who are heading for victory and all three points, Juventus will be satisfied even with a draw.
When it comes to their mutual encounters, Barcelona won in two and have been undefeated in three of their last four matches against Juventus in all competitions. Statistically they are favorites to win in this match as well, but for sure Juventus will not give up without fight.
And while Barcelona will use their speed trying to outrun opposition defenders and score, Juventus will play more defensively, patiently wait for a chance to run into a counterattack and score. Both teams will play with their strongest lineups and we expect to see lots of action and great midfield duels. Don’t forget to read our other match previews and with our betting tips and predictions, try to earn some cash placing the right bets.
Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona coach says: "Juve are a very powerful team and no one needs reminding how they knocked Barcelona out last season. They are strong at bringing the ball out and are excellent at pressing high up the pitch."
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri: "We're not at our optimum physical state yet as we're just starting. The objective is to get to March and be in all three competitions."
Barcelona don't have many missing players for the match against Juve. Rafinha is injured and he will not play for sure. Sergi Roberto is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play and all of them are highly motivated to win all three points at Nou Camp.
On the other side Juventus have more missing players for the match against Barca. Claudio Marchisio, Sami Khedira, Mario Mandzukic and Giorgio Chiellini are injured and they will not play for sure. Juan Cuadrado is suspended and he can't play on this match. Alex Sandro and Benedikt Höwedes are doubtful for the match against Barcelona, while all other players are available to play.
Possible starting lineups
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Benatia, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Matuidi, Pjanić, Sturaro; Douglas Costa, Dybala; Higuaín
Barcelona vs Juventus Prediction
Derby of the opening round in the Champions League brings us great game of football and fantastic betting opportunity. Major bookmakers once again prepared very good betting odds and plenty of different games to play for this match and therefore this match should definitely find its place on your betting tickets. Barcelona and Juventus played several times in last few years. The teams had met in the 2015 UEFA Champions League final in Berlin, where Barcelona triumphed 3-1. Last season they have met in the quarter finals, Juve have won 3-0 at home while second leg finished with goalless draw at the Camp Nou. Both teams are highly motivated for this match and we will enjoy in interesting and exciting football game with lots of thrills and scoring chances.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Barcelona vs Juventus Prediction: Draw. We expect match without a winner, but expect to see goals. Our second betting pick for this game is Correct Score 1-1. Our bet for goalscorers goes on Douglas Costa and Luis Suarez. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.