Chelsea vs Juventus Prediction and Odds: Chelsea to avenge their defeat against Juventus
Chelsea will host Juventus in a crucial encounter in the Champions League.
The Blues lost in the first leg and will be willing to start afresh when they host the Italians. Both the teams have had very different fortunes when it comes to their domestic form.
Chelsea have been pretty jubilant in the Premier League and are currently leading the Premier League table.
But for Juventus, it hasn’t been an easy ride. They got rid of Andrea Pirlo and re-appointed Max Allegri but the results haven’t been reflected so far in their results. Five wins, three draws and four losses have hurt their credentials and they are now languishing in the 8th position in the Serie-A table.
Chelsea vs Juventus Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Chelsea vs Juventus Prediction and Odds: Preview
Chelsea have looked much better in the Premier League as they have been dominating most of the games. But when it comes to Champions League they have struggled to get it going smoothly. They defeated Zenit by a solitary goal from Lukaku and thrashed Malmo 4-0.
The Blues haven’t won their last four matches against the Old Lady of Turin and will try their luck at the Stamford Bridge. On the back of their disappointing draw against Burnley, the defending Champions League winners will try to get back to winning ways in Europe.
Juventus have been exceptional in Europe winning four out of four but their domestic form have been poor so far. They got the better of Fiorentina with a last minute goal from Juan Cuadrado.
Chelsea’s last win against an Italian opponent came way back in 2012 when they defeated Napoli 4-1. Since then they have failed to register a single win and have conceded 21 goals in the proceedings.
Juventus have been dominant in away games against English opponents and Chelsea would be hoping to disrupt their momentum.
Juventus have confirmed their participation in the next round with four back to back victories. Zenit have three points so they would be needing some out of the bound wins to be the runners up.
Chelsea are on 9 points and a win by two goal margin could open up the group. If Chelsea win the group they will have the chance of getting a weaker opponent in the next round.
With Romelu Lukaku returning to the side Thomas Tuchel will definitely include the former Inter Milan forward in the lineup. Lukaku missed a number of golden chances in Italy and would be buzzing to avenge his mistakes in this game.
Juventus have already fallen behind in the Serie-A title race and their sole aim now would be to do well in the European competition.
Allegri has failed to cope up with the difficulties of the domestic competition it seems and a good performance in the Champions League might be on the cards.
Chelsea exceeded expectations last season when they defeated Manchester City in the final of the Champions League courtesy of a Kai Havertz goal.
They will be eager to repeat their feat and for that, they need to start with a win against the Italian club. Since losing back to back matches against Manchester City and Juventus they are currently unbeaten in the last eight matches in all competitions.
Mateo Kovacic is unlikely to feature against Juventus and he will be a big miss. Jorginho got a knock in the 3-0 drubbing of Leicester City but he should make it to the starting lineup. The Blues have been in excellent form and should replicate their domestic form in the European circuit.
Chelsea vs Juventus Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Chelsea defeated Malmo in the Champions League and they backed up their performance with a 3-0 win over Newcastle United. They had a disappointing draw against Burnley and will try to snatch a win when they host Juventus.
Juventus had to face a defeat at the hands of Hellas Verona in the Serie-A and then went on to defeat Zenit in the Champions League. They got back to winning ways in the Italian top flight with a late win over Fiorentina.
Chelsea vs Juventus Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have played five matches so far. Chelsea have managed just one win while Juventus have two wins. Two games have been drawn.
Chelsea vs Juventus Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Chelsea are predicted to win their home clash against Juventus according to the latest betting odds.
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