Porto vs Juventus Match Betting Preview

Porto welcome Italian champions Juventus at the Estádio Do Dragão to contest the Round of 16 Champions League first leg encounter on Wednesday and the tie should prove to be a very interesting encounter between two quality sides.

Porto Match Betting News

Following a difficult campaign last term, Porto have been rejuvenated during the current campaign under manager Nuno Espírito Santo and the Dragons are currently very involved in the race to claim the Portuguese Primeira Liga title.

In addition to the fine form domestically, Porto have impressed in the Champions League as well and having earned a place in the Round of 16 of the competition, the Portuguese giants have been handed a dream clash against Italian giants Juventus.

Porto have not had too much success in the Champions League since their triumph in the competition in 2004 but they will surely give it their best this time around, especially as not many expect them to do well. Danilo Pereira and Joao Costa are the injury concerns for Porto for the clash.

Juventus Match Betting News

Having endured a few hiccups along the way, Juventus have fully managed to establish their authority in the Italian Serie A once again and now hold a sizeable seven point lead at the top of the table.

While Juventus almost seem to be guaranteed success in the Serie A, the club would now surely want to win the Champions League in the foreseeable future and having come close on a number of occasions during the past few years, manager Max Allegri will be hopeful that his side can earn success this time around.

Before looking too far ahead though, Juventus will have to navigate a clash against Porto in the Round of 16 and earning qualification into the quarter finals will be easier said than done. Defensive duo Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini look set to miss out on the night due to injuries.

Porto vs Juventus Match Prediction

Porto and Juventus last squared off against each other in the Champions League way back in 2001 and the Italians emerged victorious from the tie.

A lot has evidently changed since the clash but Juventus still look the better team and although it will be close a match up on Wednesday, the Old Lady should be able to earn an away victory on the night.

Match Betting Tip: Juventus to win @2.25 at Bet365

: Posted in Champions League • Date: 25.02.2017