Juventus failed to score in Germany the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, and conceded two goals, making the result extremely difficult to offset. Bayern Munchen is in superb form and all it needs is to score a goal in Torino to ensure qualification in the semifinals.
Match: Juventus vs Bayern Munchen
Bet: Juventus Draw no Bet
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 2.22
Following the 9-2 trashing of Hamburg in the domestic championship, many punters expected the German side to steamroll over Juventus in Munich. The Italian coach was well aware of his opponents’ offensive prowess and fielded a somewhat strange starting formation. It is very unlikely for the hosts to start with a 3-5-2 team in Italy, although a third striker is probably going to be introduced only in the second half. The Italians need to score early but they can’t afford to take any chances because conceding a goal would jeopardize their chances to advance in the Champions League.
Conte counts on Matri and Quagliarella to provide the spark upfront, but the two strikers will need the entire midfield to provide them with a flurry of balls. Playing with five midfielders didn’t prove to be a smart solution and the Italian coach with probably refrain from making another experiment. With the Serie A title in their pocket, Juventus needs to focus exclusively on the task at hand and this might very well be its most important match of the season.
The head to head record suggests that both teams know how to take advantage of home games, and Juventus will need to make the most of this match played in Torino. Those who don’t have the courage of backing the hosts to win with Pinnacle Sports, should at least take the cover of a 0:0 Asian handicap which will see their stakes returned if the game and undecided.