Juventus play host to Monaco in a UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg clash this Tuesday night. Read the match predictions to find out why a home win is the betting tip at Juventus Stadium. The Old Lady has the upper hand after winning the first leg 0-2 and comes into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw with local rivals Torino. Monaco looked good going forward in a 0-3 victory away to Nancy at the weekend but have it all to do to overturn the deficit here.
Juventus vs Monaco Preview
Juventus took the decision to rest key players for the Turin Derby and will be back to full strength here. Marko Pjaca is the only player out injured while Daniele Rugani is a doubt. One likely change from the first leg is the fit again Sami Khedira coming in to replace Claudio Marchisio in midfield. Dani Alves and Gonzalo Higuain combined for both goals in Monaco and will be looking to link up again here.
Monaco are sweating on the fitness of right-back Benjamin Mendy, with Nabil Dirar set to deputise once again. Almamy Touré and Boschilia are both put injured but Guido Carrillo is available after three months on the sidelines. Tiemoué Bakayoko was rested at the weekend and should return to central midfield. Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe will hope to make more of any chances that come their way this time around, after both strikers couldn’t find a way past Gianluigi Buffon in the first leg.
Team Predictions Juventus vs Monaco
Juventus 4-2-3-1 formation: Buffon; Sandro, Chiellini, Bonucci, Alves; Khedira, Pjanic; Mandzukic, Dybala, Cuadrado; Higuain
Monaco 4-4-2 formation: Subasic; Sidibe, Glik, Jemerson, Dirar; Lemar, Bakayoko, Fabinho, Silva; Falcao, Mbappe
Juventus vs Monaco Betting Tips
- Juventus have won 5 drawn 4 and lost 1 of their last 10 matches
- Monaco have won 8 drawn 0 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Juventus have scored an average of 1.9 goals and conceded an average of 0.7 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Monaco have scored an average of 1.9 goals and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Juventus’ previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Monaco’s previous 10 matches
Juventus vs Monaco Prediction
Juventus will feel that they already have one foot in the final with two away goals to protect. However, they know how good Monaco are going forward and did give them a few chances in the first leg, so will need to be watertight at the back. Juve had won thirteen consecutive home matches prior to the draw with Torino and have all of their star men back for this one.
Monaco have demonstrated their ability to outscore teams on numerous occasions this season and will need to be at their attacking best to get anything against Juventus’ world-class defence. Falcao and Mbappe are bound to get at least a handful of opportunities between them over 90 minutes and should keep the hosts busy.
Juventus have kept a clean sheet in their last six Champions League matches but their defence will undoubtedly be tested here. I expect Monaco to do much of the pressing and they may well score but Juventus will be able to counter-attack when the visitors over commit.
Free Betting Tips
JUVENTUS at 8/13 with Betfred
OVER 2.5 GOALS at 4/5 with Betway
Correct Score Prediction
JUVENTUS 2-1 at 8/1 with BetVictor
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