Juventus vs Atletico Madrid (By: Hardcore)
Second game of the Champions League tie between Juventus and Atletico Madrid. My tip here won't be approved by majority but I will go with Juventus to qualify. Juventus are the better side between the two and they have in my opinion one of the best and most complete athletes in history of football in Cristiano (who didn't do much in the first game and he will be the key for this tip to be won as I'm counting on him to perform today).
There are important injuries and suspensions on both sides but to me the more weakened club out of the two is Atletico Madrid. They will play in Torino without their key striker Diego Costa and their key leftback Filipe Luis. Diego Costa can be replaced by Alvaro Morata but what can't be replaced is Costa's fighting spirit and his willingness to work hard and help the team, something that is incredibly important in this second away game for a mentally driven team like Atletico Madrid.
Juventus will also miss important and key players in Alex Sandro, Douglas Costa, Cuadrado, Khedira, Barzagli and De Sciglio but they are not a dependant team and they can play without them. In the first game Sandro and Sciglio played average 90 minutes and didn't show much.
Most important players and why my tip is Juventus to qualify here are Cristiano Ronaldo, Dybala, Mandzukic and Pjanic. Those three attacking players and a great assiting midfielder like Pjanic can all make a big difference here and put Juventus through.
In centerback positions Juventus are safe for tonight with veterans Bonucci and Chiellini, they know Morata well from his time in Juventus and they can play rougher defense on Griezmann that is not the strongest player so without Diego Costa this attack of Madrid could be completely closed by Juventus. In last 10 home games Juventus have kept a clean sheet 7 times.
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Juventus vs Atletico Madrid prediction
juventus (to qualify)Odds: 4.35 at Pinnacle
Result: 3-0 WON (+20.1 units)
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