Two times UEFA Champions League runner-up in the last three seasons, Juventus will resume their campaign on Tuesday 13 February in an attempt to reach the title of the 2017/2018 version of the competition. At Allianz Stadium in Turin, he will receive Tottenham. The start of the duel valid for the round of 16 is scheduled for 17:45 (Brasília time).
From this stage, the duels will be defined in round-trip matches. In case of equal number of points, goal balance and number of goals scored away from home can be used as tiebreaker criteria. The second match between Tottenham and Juventus is scheduled for London on 7 March.
The recent performance of Juventus
To try to reach the title, Juventus will face an extra challenge this season. Contrary to what happened in the last six Italian Serie A title matches, which was set with a few rounds in advance allowing Juve to concentrate on the Champions League matches, this time the fight for the Italian League trophy is much harder .
Turin’s alvinegro makes an intense duel with Napoli. In the last three rounds, he played before the rival and took the lead. However, when the Neapolitans entered the field, they fulfilled their mission and resumed the point.
In the twenty-fourth round, this script was repeated with the victory on Friday, February 9, away from home, in the classic with Fiorentina. Juve scored 2-0 in Florence and reached 62 points (20 wins, two draws and two losses). He spent 24 hours leading the way, but with Napoli’s 4-1 home victory against Lazio on Saturday, February 10, he saw his rival reach 63 points (20 wins, three draws and a loss).
With only 14 rounds remaining, this duel seems to extend to the 38th round. What will prevent coach Massimiliano Alegri from using the reserves at the Italian Championship, as he did in previous years.
This situation has been pointed out as one of the reasons for the number of above-average bruises. In the medical department defenders Andrea Barzagli (17 games in the Italian Championship 2017/2018, no goal) and Benedikt Howedes (a game, no goal); the socks Juan Cuadrado (14 games, three goals) and Blaise Matuidi (20 games, two goals); and striker Paul Dybala (19 games, 14 goals).
According to Italian media reports, Dybala and Cuadrado are barred for the game on Tuesday. Barzagli, Matuidi and Howedes, however, still depend on new tests that will determine if they will be available to the coach. If you receive the Green Inal from your club physicians, the first two most likely will appear.
The current form of Tottenham
Tottenham surprised two favorites in the first round of the Champions League and took first place in Group H. With 16 points (five wins and a draw), they left behind Real Madrid (13), the current two-time champion of the tournament; Borussia Dortmund (two) and Apoel (two).
He will enter the field on Tuesday defending an unbeaten record of 12 games (eight wins and four draws) and soon after achieving a result considered very important by his fans. On Saturday, February 10, at Wembley Stadium, they defeated Arsenal, their biggest rival, by 1 to 0.
As the title is out of the question in the Premier League, once Manchester City is shot at on point, Tottenham have increased their advantage in the fight against the Gunners and have the opportunity to end the dispute in better situation than their rival for two seasons in a row . With 52 points (15 wins, seven draws and five losses), he has seven points ahead of Arsenal with 11 games remaining.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas, hired as a backup at the January transfer window, can not play in the Champions League. He entered the competition for Paris Saint-Germain. However, that should not be a big problem for coach Mauricio Pochettino, who can count on all the other players in his squad for this Tuesday’s match. No bruising or suspension problems.
History of the matches Juventus vs Tottenham
This will be the first official match involving the teams, who have faced each other twice in friendly matches. In 2016, Juve won 2-1. The following year, the British scored 2-0.
Juventus have won their last 11 matches, and in the last seven they have not had their defense leaked once. The undefeated series is even bigger. List 16 matches (14 wins and two draws). This efficient football makes the team the best choice for the confrontation of this Tuesday. It has a price of 2.00 in Bet365. Draw yields 3.30 and success of the London team multiplies the investment by 4.50. Quotes were in effect at 9:53 on 12/2/2018.