Traditional European giants Real Madrid and Juventus prepare to lock horns against each other at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night and with the tie so fascinatingly poised, the clash should be a supremely entertaining affair.
Real Madrid Match Betting News
Real Madrid all but squandered their hopes of claiming the La Liga title following their disappointing 2-2 draw against Valencia over the weekend and as a result, Los Blancos desperately need to defend their Champions League crown in order to salvage their campaign.
Having suffered a 2-1 defeat during the first leg of the semi finals at the hands of Juventus, it is clear to see that the task ahead of Madrid is anything but straightforward but given the Spanish side’s squad strength as well as experience of manager Carlo Ancelotti in Europe’s elite club competition – they certainly have a great chance of progressing into the final at Berlin next month.
Star striker Karim Benzema could make his return from injury for the clash while the full back duo of Dani Carvajal and Marcelo are also expected to be reinstated into the starting lineup.
Juventus Match Betting News
Despite being written off by many, Juventus produced a wonderful display to claim a 2-1 victory over champions Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi final last week and the Old Lady now stand a great chance of reclaiming glory in a competition which they share a love affair with.
That said though, a single goal lead is a very dangerous one in the Champions League and manager Massimiliano Allegri will be well aware of the fact that the job is only half done ahead of the return leg at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend.
Martin Caceres and Kwadwo Asamoah are still on the sidelines, which could mean that Allegri will go for the same eleven which started in Turin against Madrid last week.
Real Madrid vs Juventus Match Prediction
Overcoming a deficit in the Champions League is a very difficult task but Madrid should head into the return leg as favourites due to the away goal they managed last week.
While there is a great chance that Juventus can see the job through; Madrid have enough firepower in their side to be able to seal their place in the final.
Match Betting Tip: Real Madrid to qualify @1.80 at Bet365