Juventus v Manchester United Betting Tip Juventus HT/FT – 7 November 2018

Juve to assert further dominance

Champions League Tips

Wednesday 7th November 2000hrs Juventus v Manchester United Football – Europe – Champions League When the draw was made back in August and these two massive clubs were paired with each other, thoughts immediately turned to Cristiano Ronaldo facing off against his old club in the colours that he had only begun wearing. Part One seen him fail to score but still massively involved in what was an important and deserved win for Juve – what will Part Two conjure up? Hopefully the match preview can point you in the direction as well as offering a best betting tip as Juventus face Manchester United in Turin.

The summer signing of Ronaldo instantly catapulted Juventus into one of the favourites to win the Champions League – not that they needed too many adjustments having reached the final in two of the last four seasons. Coach Max Allegri is one of the shrewdest about and identified that it’s only small margins that separate the best at the top level, and he’s hoping that Ronaldo’s arrivals – as well as the other additions – can make those small differences that would see Juventus reign in Europe for the first time since 1996. It’s been a flawless start for the Old Lady of Turin with maximum points at the halfway stage. It could be argued that it’s no surprise to see them sit on nine points after three matches but they have done so despite going down to 10 men in their opening group game away to Valencia, before going on to turn in a really dominant performance. Their win last time out at Old Trafford was a blend of their lethal counter attacking prowess and a resilient rear guard effort to maintain their lead in the second half. It highlights just how strong this group of players are in both facets of the game and it’s an ominous thought that they usually get better as the tournament goes on.

It all started so well for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho in this year’s Champions League as they cruised to a routine win away to Young Boys in their opening group game. That came at a time when their league form was faltering so there was a perception that Mourinho’s team and his tactics would be better suited on the European stage. Fast forward a few weeks and a couple of games and we’re now mainly of the opinion that the group of players aren’t actually great in general or their manager is unable to get the best out of them. Either way, United are sitting on four points from three games ahead of what will be their most difficult game of the group. Fortunately for Mourinho and United, their section is nowhere near the strongest and their low points tally may not be as fatal as it would have been had either Valencia or Young Boys been able to win any of their games. That said, United could well find themselves in third spot after this set of fixtures with Valencia favourites to get all three points at home to the Swiss outfit. Should that happen then it makes match day six – Valencia against Manchester United – one to mark off in the diary.

Juventus v Manchester United Betting Tip

There have been some classic encounters between these two down the years, not least the 1999 semi final which seen United progress in the old Stadio Delle Alpi in dramatic circumstances. They went on to win the competition that year, of course, but you sense that no matter the result on Wednesday that such an outcome is beyond them at the moment. Juventus will very much have eyes on winning this year’s Champions League though and they proved they were a class above their opponents in the match played two weeks ago with Paulo Dybala’s goal the difference.

United have a huge job on their hands if they are to get a result in this one. They have been winning games domestically of late but they are also presenting each opponent with a plethora of chances and could easily have lost a couple of those games. Juventus are unlikely to be anywhere near as accommodating and in Ronaldo they have one of the most ruthless attackers in the game who would love nothing more than to grab the headlines by scoring against his former club on Wednesday.

Juventus have lost three times at home in the last three years and a Ronaldo led Real Madrid are the only team to win at this stadium in the Champions League during that spell. It emphasises the challenge that awaits United this week and on everything we’ve seen of Mourinho’s team so far this season, it’s not one that I can see them rising up to and getting a result. Juventus are a touch on the short side for the outright win so take them to be winning at half time and full time.

Selection: Juventus half time/full time 6/4 @ Bet Victor