Juventus v Atletico Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th March 2019

Can Juve pull off big comeback?

Champions League Betting

Juventus v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips – Champions League, 12th March 8.00pm

What response do Juventus have in them? They head back to Turin for the second leg of this tie trailing Atletico 2-0. The Spaniards are going to need a big defensive effort, but then they are superb at doing just that. Can Cristiano Ronaldo inspire a big come back from the Old Lady? Read our predictions for Juventus v Atletico Madrid.

Juventus v Atletico Madrid Betting Odds*

Juventus 8/11
Draw 11/4
Atletico Madrid 9/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)

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Juventus News and Form

Juventus have a bit of a mountain to climb in this one. They trail 2-0 from the first leg of this tie. Juventus have gone out of the Champions League at the hands of Spanish opposition in the last two seasons. Will it be the third time in a row? In their one previous home game against Atletico Madrid, there was a 0-0 played out in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League group stage. Juventus are in their 10th round of sixteen tie in the UEFA Champions League, winning six of the previous nine.

The record of Juventus in two-legged tie against Spanish clubs is W9 L6. On home soil in the group stage of this season’s Champions League, Juventus won two and lost one. The defeat was on matchday four against Manchester United. The Old Lady were undefeated in 27 home games in Europe before that loss against the Red Devils. Juventus are W17 D11 L1 in their last 29 European home fixtures now.

Juventus have only suffered the two defeats in their last 26 knockout stage fixtures in the competition. From those 26 games, they have taken a W15 D9 record, which also includes games in qualifying. In their two games against Spanish side Sevilla in the group stage, Juventus won both. They have taken only the one loss in their last 11 home games against La Liga opposition (W6 D4). Juve have won 14 of the 32 UEFA ties in which they lost the away first leg.

 

Key-Facts – Juventus v Atletico Madrid

  • Juventus have been knocked out by Spanish sides in the last two seasons
  • Juve have lost only two of their last 26 knockout stage fixtures
  • Atleti are unbeaten in four games against Italian sides

Atletico Madrid News and Form

Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin struck late at the Metropolitan in the first leg to set Atletico up well in this tie. This is the fifth time in the last six seasons that they have been in the round of sixteen, winning four of those five previous appearances. They have won their last four round of sixteen ties on the bounce. Their first ever ended in a away goal defeat against Porto.

From four previous two-legged ties against Italian sides, Atletico are W2 L2. The Rojiblancos have won eight of their last ten games with Serie A sides, home and away (D2). They weren’t great out on the road in the group stage to be fair, taking a W1 D1 L1 record. They had to come from behind to beat Monaco and the loss in the sequence saw them go down 4-0 at Borussia Dortmund. That loss at Dortmund actually snapped a five-match winning streak of European form that Alteti were on.

Atletico Madrid have only suffered two defeats in their last 21 European games (W14 D5). They have only managed to take the three wins in their last ten games away from home in Europe, losing two of those ten. Los Colchoneros have avoided defeat in each of their last four road games in Italy, the last two there ending in 0-0 draw. Atlético have won 30 of the 37 UEFA competition ties in which they have prevailed in the home first leg

Juventus v Atletico Madrid Tips & Odds

Juventus to win by a one-goal margin at 12/5
Under 2.5 goals at 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 11th, 2019 at 11:35 p.m.)

Juventus v Atletico Madrid Predictions

Juventus to win: You would expect a comeback fight from Juventus in this one, but up against a top quality side for the first time this season, they were a distant second best. Atletico are superb at defending, so we’ll settle on a Juventus to win by a 1 goal margin.


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