Atletico Madrid v Juventus Betting Tips: Under 2.5, 2019-09-18

Wednesday 18thSeptember 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 1.57 (odds taken 06:08 GMT, 18 September )

1 X 2
2.40 3.05 3.30

(Betting Odds were taken from MoPlay on September 18, 2019 at 06:08)

The opening matches of Matchday 1 in the Champions League continue on Wednesday night and our next preview features arguably the best of all the opening group ties with a Group D encounter between Atletico Madrid and Juventus as the betting tips continue at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

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Atletico Madrid Prediction – Can Atletico Madrid repeat defeat?

Atletico Madrid’s 3-match winning start to the new La Liga season took a dent on the weekend when they were handed a surprise 2-0 defeat away at Real Sociedad which has left Wednesday night’s hosts in 2nd place and 1 point behind early Spanish top flight leaders, Sevilla.

However, with just 1 defeat out of their last 10 matches overall in all competitions, Atletico Madrid will be confident that they can register a repeat of last season’s solid 2-0 home win over tonight’s visitors, Juventus, in this opening match of Group D.

The hosts are unbeaten in their last 11 matches on home turf in all competitions at their Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, while results at home in the Champions League have been very impressive indeed; Atletico have lost just 1 of their last 18 home ties in this competition and have kept a staggering 13 clean sheets in these 18 matches too.

Their solid defensive unit has therefore contributed to 13 of Atletico Madrid’s last 18 home ties resulting in under 2.5 goals, with even last season’s 2-0 win over Juventus also going under the 2.5 goal mark.


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Juventus Prediction – Can Juventus gain revenge?

It’s still early days of course, but Juventus still remain unbeaten in Serie A having recorded 2 wins and a draw to start their new Italian top flight campaign in promising fashion as they occupy 3rd place on the Serie A table and 2 points behind early leaders, Inter Milan.

Overall results away from home though have seen Juventus go off the boil in recent times as the Old Lady have managed to win just 6 of their last 15 away matches in all competitions which is not the sort of form we’ve come to associate with the Italian giants.

This apparent decline in form has also coincided with the goals also appearing to dry up, or at least, reduce in number, and this has contributed to 11 of Juventus’s last 15 away matches resulting in under 2.5 goals.

Switch to results on the road in the Champions League and 10 of their last 15 away ties have also been low-scoring and been under the 2.5 goal mark, with Juventus winning 10 of these 15 matches. However, the visitors have lost 2 of their last 3 on the road in this competition with 2 of the 3 matches also resulting in under 2.5 goals.


Key-Facts – Atletico Madrid v Juventus

  • Atletico Madrid have lost just 1 of their last 18 home ties in the Champions League
  • 13 of Atletico Madrid’s last 18 home ties have resulted under 2.5 goals in the CL
  • 10 of Juventus’s last 15 away ties in the Champions League have been under 2.5


Betting Tips Verdict

This looks like being a real arm-wrestle between two of the favourites in Group D and another low-scoring encounter could unfold in Madrid.