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Valencia v Juventus Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th September 2018

Champions League Betting
Valencia v Juventus Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 19th September 7.45pm Cristiano Ronaldo will be making a trip back to Spain as Juventus make a visit to Valencia in midweek to start their UEFA Champions League campaign. The Old Lady are one of the front-runners to get their hands on the title this season, as they picked up CR7 specifically for this European action. Can he help guide the Italians to a win against a Valencia side who have yet to get themselves doing this season? Read our predictions for the Valencia v Juventus fixture.

Valencia News and Form

Valencia have collected just a D3 L1 record in the new La Liga season, so it hasn’t been the greatest of starts from them. They have returned just the three goals so far in their four games and to be fair their defence hasn’t been all that bad. But they are going to come under some big pressure in his one as this is a massively difficult game for them. The first option for our Valencia v Juventus predictions is Juventus to win to nil which is at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). This is the first time since the 2015/16 season that Valencia find themselves in the Champions League group stage. On that occasion, they picked up just a W2 D0 L4 record, and only scored in three of those. Valencia have a W2 L3 record in their last five European home fixtures. They haven't managed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last six at home in Europe either. Five of their last six home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. We are going to oppose that and look under 2.5 goals at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) as Juve are so strong.

Juventus News and Form

After what seemed like forever, the wait for Cristiano Ronaldo to get his first Juventus goal is over as he netted a brace in their win over Sassuolo on the weekend. Will, that now open the floodgates? Ronaldo is the 11/4 first goalscorer favourite for the match which is probably going to appeal a lot for punters* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). Juventus are one of the leading contenders to win the Champions League this season and they certainly have the squad in place to make a deep run. In their first European away games last season Juventus picked up a W3 D1 L1 record. They are very good out on the road in Europe and they have suffered just the one defeat in their last eleven road games in the competition (not including the 2017 Final). They are powerful and strong and a Juventus 1-0 correct score option appeals greatly at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.). It has been four wins from four for Juventus this season in all competitions, three of those have been by a one-goal margin.

Valencia v Juventus Head to Head

This will be the first meeting between Juventus and Valencia.

Valencia v Juventus Betting Odds*

Juventus 4/5 Draw 5/2 Valencia 7/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 15th, 2018 at 11:35 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Valencia v Juventus Predictions

Valencia haven’t quite gotten themselves up and running and the opposite can be said of Juventus. We can see the Italians doing a good enough job out on the road to bank themselves a win in this opener. The away win tops our Valencia v Juventus predictions.
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Juventus v Sassuolo Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th September 2018

European Football
Juventus v Sassuolo Betting Preview - Serie A 16th September 2.00pm This is a surprise top-two clash in Serie A this weekend. The fact that Juventus is top is no surprise and neither is them having won all three of their games. It has been another strong opening for them but Sassuolo could leap frog them with a win. They will be defending an unbeaten record this season to having taken seven from nine. Read our predictions for the Juventus v Sassuolo fixture.

Juventus v Sassuolo Betting Tips

It has been a routine run of results from Juventus this season in Serie A. That is, they have won them all. The Old Lady have produced at least two goals in each of those games as well. We fancy this game to go over 2.5 goals because their opponents on the weekend have been clicking well in front of goal too. A straight shot over the goal line isn’t great value so for our Juventus v Sassuolo predictions we are looking at Juventus/Over 2.5 goals option at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on September 12th, 2018 at 9:04 pm). That has happened in two of the three league games this season. Juventus have netted at least two goals in each of their last four games against Sassuolo. Cristiano Ronaldo is still awaiting the chance to celebrate his first goal for Juventus. He will be fresh as he asked to not be selected for Portugal during this recent international break. Ronaldo is the 2/1 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on September 12th, 2018 at 9:04 pm), despite not having hit the back of the net yet. Last season Juventus produced a tremendous W16 D1 L2 record at home in Turin in Serie A. Their one home game this season saw them beat Lazio 2-0. Sassuolo would be looking for something very special in this one. It has been a great start to the season for them as they are sat on a W2 D1 record after three games played. They only produced a mid-table finish last season, and they were the lowest scorers in the entire league with just 29 goals netted. So their goals and form at the start of this season have been a little surprising. They pulled off a surprise win over Inter on the opening weekend of the season, before following that up with a draw against Cagliari. Just before the international break, they rolled out a 5-3 win over Genoa so have been producing in front of goals. However, they have conceded five in their last two.

Juventus v Sassuolo Head to Head

There have only been the ten previous meetings between Juventus and Sassuolo. It has largely been all Juventus with the wins as they hold a W8 D1 L1 from those meetings against Sassuolo. Juve have won all five of their previous home games against them, conceding just the one goal in the process. It was a 7-0 win for Juventus in last season’s corresponding fixture.

Juventus v Sassuolo Betting Odds*

Juventus 1/5 Draw 11/2 Sassuolo 12/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)

Juventus v Sassuolo Predictions

We have to roll with Juventus carrying on in their winning ways. They have produced the goods so far and even though their opponents have started well, that’s not going to deter from backing the Old Lady. Home win & over 2.5 goals gets our fancy.
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Champions League Groups Draw 2018 – Betting Odds & Predictions

Champions League Betting
The dust has settled on the group stage draw for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League which was made in Monaco on Thursday, August 30th. Now the participating teams can start preparing for the action. The first matchday of this season’s action is on September 18/19th when the teams will get their first taste of Europe’s top club competition for the term. Of the four English teams that found themselves in this season’s draw, Manchester City will be the happiest of the bunch with a relatively easy draw. Liverpool meanwhile have landed some tough opposition, Spurs have to challenge Barcelona and Manchester United will get a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo after drawing Juventus.

Champions League 2018 Odds*

Manchester City 9/2 FC Barcelona 13/2 Juventus 13/2 PSG 7/1 Real Madrid 9/1 Bayern Munich 10/1 Liverpool 11/1 Atletico Madrid 12/1 Tottenham 20/1 Manchester United 28/1 Napoli 50/1 Roma 50/1 Inter 50/1 Bar 80/1 * (betting odds taken from Paddy Power on August 30th, 2018 at 6:40 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="paddy-power"]

Group A: Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brugge

We don’t see any scares or upsets happening in Group A. Atletico Madrid, whose Metropolitano Stadium will host this season’s final, are the early 1/2 odds-on favourites to win this group* (betting odd taken from August 30th, 2018 at 6:40 pm). We can’t oppose that at all because Dortmund have become a fading threat and Monaco just are not likely to be up to the challenge. Dortmund and Atletico will meet for the first time since the 1996/97 season. Prediction: Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, Monaco, CLub Brugge

Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV, Inter Milan

Tottenham once again gets drawn in a group alongside one of Europe’s elite. It was Real Madrid last season, this term it is Barcelona. But not only do the Lilywhites have to raise themselves for that challenge, but there is the danger of Inter as well. The Italians are a growing force and will have plenty of underdog bets coming their way to quality. But we are going to back Spurs to hold off the Italians, given when the Lilywhites produced last season. Spurs are 3/1 second favourites to win in the group* (betting odd taken from August 30th, 2018 at 6:40 pm). Spurs have met Barcelona before, way back in the 1982 Cup Winners’ Cup which Barca won 2-1 on aggregate. Tottenham have had a couple of thrilling encounters with Inter. There was that meeting in the 2010 Champions League which Spurs managed to dig in and win 6-5 on aggregate in a crazy tie. A few seasons later in the 2013 Europa League, there was a 4-4 aggregate draw between Spurs and Inter, the English club getting through to the quarter-finals on away goals. Group B: Barcelona, Tottenham, Inter, PSV

Group C: PSG, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade

There is a tough challenge ahead for Liverpool. They were only in the third seed pot for the draw, despite being runners-up last season. So they have to deal with PSG from Pot 1 and Napoli from Pot 2. That decreases their chances of making it through to the knockout stage. There are no easy games against either of those two. We are sticking with the obvious option of PSG to win the group, but Noapli look just a strong this season and have the experienced hand of Carlo Ancelotti there now after losing Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea. They will pose Liverpool a huge threat. Liverpool’s only previous clashewith PSG was in the 1997 Cup Winner Cup when they both won their respective home games. Liverpool met Napoli in the group stage of the 2010/11 Europa League with Liverpool banking a solid home win after a 0-0 draw out in Naples. Prediction: PSG, Napoli, Liverpool, Crvena Zvezda

Group D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, Galatasaray

The least inspiring of all the groups in this season’s Champions League. This isn’t one that is going to draw a lot of attention at all. We are simply backing Porto to win. Prediction: Porto, Schalke, Lokomotiv Moscow, Galatasaray

Group E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens

Bayern Munich are the 1/12 odds-on favourites to win this group* (betting odd taken from August 30th, 2018 at 6:40 pm) and we can see them doing it fairly unchallenged as well. The rest of the competition in Group E aren’t up to their high standards. The most interesting thing is going to be who comes out in the scrap between Benfica and Ajax for second place. We are tipping Benfica. Prediction: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens.

Group F: MAN CITY, Shakhtar, Lyon, Hoffenheim

Pep Guardiola will be delighted with the draw Manchester City have received for the Group Stage of the 2018/19 Champions League. It should be a walk in the park for them and they are running on as favourites to win the Champions League following the draw at 9/2 odds with Paddy Power. City and Shakhtar were together just last season in the UEFA Champions League group stage. The two of them traded home wins, City lost away from home against them in a dead rubber on matchday six having already won the group. They have never met Lyon before. Prediction: Man City, Lyon, Shakhtar Hoffenheim.

Group G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen

This should be a routine exercise for the top two seeds in the group. Real Madrid and Roma are going to be strong enough to get through and we are sticking with the Spaniards to top it. Well worth a straight forecast on Madrid-Roma. Prediction: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen

Group H: Juventus, MAN UTD, Valencia, Young Boys

Manchester United will be gritting their teeth at this one. We can’t oppose Juventus in getting the group win as they will be so tough to get the better off. Manchester United will be under threat from Valencia for the other qualification spot though, particularly after the poor start to the season the Red Devils have had. The head to head between Man Utd and Juventus is even with five wins each and two draws. Their most recent meeting was in the 2003 Champions League with United landing back to back wins over the Italians in the second group stage. United are D4 D1 L1 in their last six against the Old Lady. Manchester United met Valencia in the group stage of the 2010/11 edition with the Red Devils getting four points on the board. Each of the last five between them have ended under 2.5 goals and Untied and undefeated in six previous Champions League games against the Spaniards. Prediction: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys
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Parma v Juventus Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st September 2018

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Parma v Juventus Betting Preview - Serie A 1st September 7.30pm Juventus have made it back to back wins to start the season with and after their big scrap against Chievo in their opener, it was a more comfortable win last weekend of them as they opened their home account with a win over Lazio. Parma have taken just a point from their opening two games and probably won’t be relishing this one. Read our predictions for the Parma v Juventus fixture.

Parma v Juventus Betting Tips

Parma are on the hunt for their first win of the new season. They have collected a point from their first to games, a point which was picked up in their opening game of the season against Udinese. They lost last week at SPAL. They haven’t looked great at the back and that’s going to be problematic in taking on Juventus. It is unlikely that Parma are going to get the better of the Juventus defence in his one and so the visitors to win to nil at 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:13 a.m.) looks a solid optoin. It says a lot about Parma’s chances that that option is at such low odds. This is Parma’s first top-flight campaign since their relegation in 2015. It has been back to back wins for Juventus to start their Serie A title defence with. They were made to sweat on the opening weekend on the road at Chievo. They were more comfortable at home last week in a 2-0 success over Lazio. There still has been no goal from Cristiano Ronaldo for the club yet. Not too surprisingly he heads up the bet365 first goalscorer market. Juve looked more like their old selves last weekend and once Ronaldo starts scoring then they are going to be even harder to stop. In the bet365 correct score market, the Juventus 2-0 option is our prediction for Parma v Juventus at 5//1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 28th, 2018 at 2:13 a.m.). They should be able to get a comfortable result away from home. Juventus have scored at least two goals in five of their last six league games too.

Parma v Juventus Head to Head

There was a shock in this corresponding fixture in their last meeting as Parma produced a 1-0 success in the 2014/15 season. Actually, their home form against Juventus isn’t all that bad at all because it reads W2 D2 L1 in their last five hostings of the Old Lady. They have won just one of the last eight meetings overall home and away against Juventus though (D2 L5). Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings in all competitions.

Parma v Juventus Betting Odds*

Juventus 1/6 Draw 11/2 Parma 18/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 28th, 2018 at 2:13 a.m.)

Parma v Juventus Predictions

For our Parma v Juventus predictions, we are looking no further than the Juventus to win to nil option. They were more organised last weekend after their tough opener and so they will be strong in this and they pose a huge scoring threat. That will get bigger when Ronaldo breaks his duck.
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Juventus v Lazio Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th August 2018

European Football
Juventus v Lazio Betting Preview - Serie A 25th August 7.30pm Juventus managed to get a narrow win over Chievo on the board in the opening match of their title defence. It was far from being clear-cut and they only got their winner thanks to VAR. It was a high drama as they were under pressure all throughout. They are going to have to up their game as they welcome Lazio to Turin on the weekend. Lazio opened with a 1-2 home defeat against Napoli in what has not been an easy start to the season for them. Read our predictions for the Juventus v Lazio fixture.

Juventus v Lazio Betting Tips

Juve found themselves under more pressure last weekend that they were expected to be under. They ground out a 3-2 away win at Chievo but it wasn’t without drama. Cristiano Ronaldo thought he had won the game late on before his finish was ruled out by VAR. Moments later VAR was on the side of Juventus as they did get the ball in the back of the net for a dramatic winner from Federico Bernardeschi. So this is their home opener and the first time that the home fans of Juventus will get a look at Cristiano Ronaldo who is the 11/4 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.). The Portuguese superstar failed to strike on his debut with the Old Lady. Will he open his account? So it was a nervy start, but they got their points did Juventus. It would naturally look like there is a high chance of goals in this one, but were are actually backing both teams not to score at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.) because of the recent head to head between the clubs. Juventus will also be far more settled back on home soil. Juventus are undefeated in 36 of their last 38 league home games. They have produced at least two goals in seven of their last eight home matches and in the correct score market the shortest priced option is indeed a Juventus 2-0 result which is a decent option for Juventus v Lazio predictions. Juventus went W16 D1 L2 at home the last term taking a clean sheet in 63% of their games. Lazio were an entertaining bunch last season and they returned a fantastic away record of W12 D4 L3. The trouble is they only won one of their six away games against the other top seven finishers in the league. That lone away win was at Juventus though. Lazio were just a free-scoring side last season largely thanks to Ciro Immobile who is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option for this game* (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.). They were far from being the most stable of defensive sides. Last weekend in their opener they couldn’t hold onto a lead that Immobile had given them at home against Napoli, ending up losing 2-1. Lazio collected a clean sheet in just 21% of their away games in Serie A last season.

Juventus v Lazio Head to Head

The league meetings between Juventus and Lazio last season threw out an away win for each, Lazio getting a 2-1 win in Turin. Lazio also triumphed over the Old Lady in an Italian Super Cup meeting. Those results were against the grain as Juventus were on a ten-match winning streak against Lazio in all competitions before last season. Both teams have scored in just two of the last ten meetings.

Juventus v Lazio Betting Odds*

Juventus 4/11 Draw 15/4 Lazio 15/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from August 20th, 2018 at 11:13 p.m.)

Juventus v Lazio Predictions

The defence of Lazio is always going to leave them a bit vulnerable and because this is going to be a big occasion with Ronaldo’s home debut, we just have to back Juve to come through and land the win. We are going with the main trend for our Juventus v Lazio predictions and back the home side to win to nil.
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Italy Serie A 2018/19 Winner Odds & Predictions

European Football
Is this season’s Serie A title race a foregone conclusion? Most will probably be thinking so after the reigning champions Juventus got their hands on Cristiano Ronaldo over the summer. But that didn’t help real Madrid last season in their La Liga campaign having the Portuguese superstar in their ranks. What kind of a difference will he make to the Serie A title race? Last season Juventus were pushed hard by Napoli and everyone will be looking to knock the Old Lady off their perch at the top. The arrival of Ronaldo in Turin may just inspire everyone else to push themselves forward just that little bit more as well. Even with that said, Juventus are the 2/5 outright favourites to win Serie A 2018/19 outright with bet365* (betting odds taken on August 17th, 2018 at 7:18 pm)

Serie A Outright Winner Odds*

Juventus 2/5 Inter Milan 5/1 Napoli 8/1 Roma 8/1 AC Milan 16/1 Lazio 66/1 Atalanta 200/1 Bar 250/1 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on August 17th, 2018 at 7:18 pm)

Juventus

The Old lady won the Scudetto by just the four points from Napoli last season. That was their seventh title on the bounce in Serie A. It’s been a remarkable show of dominance and no-one is immediately expecting them to fall short this term. It is not just Cristiano Ronaldo that has made his way to Turin this summer, but also heading back to his former club is Leonardo Bonucci and they got Emre Can from Liverpool no a free transfer as well. Douglas Costa joined them at the end of June. There have been moves out of course, none bigger than Gonzalo Higuain who was snapped up AC Milan while they also sold off Mattia Caldara and Rolando Mandragora. They will also be without goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon as well as he moved on to PSG. Without a doubt, Ronaldo is going to deliver goals for Juventus and he is the 4/6 odds-on favourite to finish as the Serie A top goalscorer this season* (betting odds taken on August 17th, 2018 at 7:18 pm). In having to shell out a huge chunk of cash for Ronaldo, Juventus have the best and deepest squad in the Italian top flight. But what they will be targeting while they have Ronaldo, is the UEFA Champions League. Will, that detract them a bit from landing yet another Scudetto? Massimiliano Allegri has a wealth of talent at his disposal, but if you look at their potential starting eleven, it’s not a young one and they aren’t worried about the future right now. They want success right now.

Inter Milan

Many are tipping Inter to be the ones to push Juventus in the Serie A title race this season. They have made it back to the UEFA Champions League thanks to a late goal from Matias Vecino against Lazio on the final day of the season. They have done a pretty good job in the summer in improving their squad, a vital move to deal with the rigours of the Champions League and the domestic campaign. Inter Milan made a big swoop for Radja Nainggolan and he will feel at home as he reunites with former coach Luciano Spalletti. They have also drafted in Kwadwo Asamoah and Stefan de Vrij along with other pieces to bolster their squad. Inter Milan a made a really strong start last season as they went undefeated in the Italian top flight until November. It was still a big battle for them at the end of the day in a highly competitive top five in the Italian top flight. They were strong defensively but they struggled to match the goalscoring output of the likes of Juventus, Napoli and Lazio. So that is an area in which they do need improvement and it will be highly important for them to hold on to Mauro Icardi through the rest of the transfer window. Icardi is the 11/2 second favourite in the Serie A top goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on August 17th, 2018 at 7:18 pm). They will take plenty of backing in the Without Juventus market.

Napoli

Carlo Ancelotti has moved into the hot seat at Napoli after Maurizio Sarri relationship with the club turned sour and he went to Chelsea. Napoli pushed Juventus all the way to the penultimate game of last season’s Scudetto and Ancelotti, of course, is a proven winner. It was expected that he would bring some familiar faces with him like Karim Benzema, Arturo Vidal and Angel di Maria. It hasn’t happened though and really they are pretty much as they were last season in terms of their squad. Notable departures were Jorginho to Chelsea and Pepe Reina for Milan. They have proven quality, monthly with Dries Mertens, Marek Hamsik and Arkadiusz Milik. We expect them to be as strong and as organised as they were last term. But they will be back competing in the Champions League again which could detract their Serie A title race. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Roma

Roma finished third last season in Serie A and it has been a big summer for them. They lost their two-star players in Radja Nainggolan and goalkeeper Alisson. Head coach Eusebio Di Francesco is a man who likes to turn towards the development of youth and the interesting thing about Roma is they look to be once again built on strength of depth as opposed to relying on out and quality. At some point, their heavy investment in youth is going to come good, but maybe this isn’t the season for that. They have Edin Dzeko who has had a really good time at the club since his move, but to highlight the strength over quality attitude, he is likely to share a lot of time up front with Patrik Schick. They got midfielder Javier Pastore in the summer who is going to be pivotal at their heart of their tactics.

Other Conteders

AC Milan and Lazio look to be short overall in terms of out and out quality to go and push for a league title. Milan did a smart bit of business in getting Gonzalo Higuain on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season, but they still look more of a work in progress than anything. Lazio were goalscoring powerhouses last season and have the goals of Ciro Immobile to rely upon. They don't however look to have the strength at the back to compete and outfox the main four in the title race this season.

Top Goalscorer Odds*

Cristiano Ronaldo 4/6 Mauro Icardi 11/2 Gonzalo Higuain 8/12 Ciro Immobile 12/1 Edin Dzeko 14/1 Dries Mertens 25/ Paulo Dybala 33/1 Andreas Belotti 40/1 Bar 50/1 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on August 17th, 2018 at 7:18 pm)

Serie A 2018/19 Predictions

There is unlikely to be enough in anyone else to stop Juventus from getting another league title, although expect them to focus hard on the UEFA Champions League. There is going to be no better time than in the next couple of season for them to be crowned the Kings of Europe. Their depth is simply tremendous and isn’t likely to get knocked down. Roma are going to do pretty much what they did last season because of their strength in depth which we like and have a new boss who could deliver the x-factor for them. We fully back them for a top four finish. The changes at f Napoli along with European action will test their squad, but we are going to back them, along with the improving Inter Milan for a top-four finish. Expecting another fascinatingly close battle in the top four next season in Serie A.
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Chievo v Juventus Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th August 2018

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Chievo v Juventus Betting Preview - Serie A 18th August 5.00pm Chievo are being thrown straight into the lion's den in this opening fixture of the new Serie A season. They finished down in 14th last term in the Italian top flight but they strung a positive three-match winning streak together at the end of the term. Juventus were crowned champions once again but they were under pressure all the way from Napoli. But the Old Lady have bolstered their chances of further success with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo. Read our predictions for the Chievo v Juventus game for more.

Chievo v Juventus Betting Tips

It was a 14th place finish that Chievo booked in last season’s Serie A and in their home games they picked up a W7 D6 L6 record. Among their home games though they didn't get a single win at home against any of the sides who finished in the top seven at the end of the season. In 14 of their 19 home games, last season Chievo were level at halftime and we are going to take that and run with it by backing a draw/Juventus half-time/ full-time bet at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 15th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.). 68% of their home goals scored and 62% of their home goals conceded happened in the second half of matches last season in Serie A. One clear problem they had was putting the ball in the back of the net because they only managed under an average of a goal per game last season. They also earned a clean sheet in just 21% of their home games last term. Of course, all of the attention is going to be on Cristiano Ronaldo in this one following his big move from Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is the 2/1 first goalscorer favourite for the game and he adds that extra dimension to the Juventus attack. He could well help them on to even better things offensively even though they were the second highest scoring side in Serie A last term (behind Lazio). As you would expect, the Champions produced a strong record away from home of W14 D4 L1 in the Italian top flight and they took a clean sheet in 53% of their away games. There’s little doubt that they are going to be the stronger of the two sides in this one and in the bet365 correct score market a Juventus 2-0 option is at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 15th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.). The Bianconeri have also added Leonardo Bonucci and Emre Can to their ranks over the summer and are going to take some stopping.

Chievo v Juventus Head to Head

Juventus cruised to two comfortable wins over Chievo last season, collecting a clean sheet in both of their games. Juventus are on a five-match winning streak against Chievo in Serie A and they have conceded just the one goal in that sequence of matches. The overall head to head between the two is ridiculous with Juventus holding a W22 D7 L1 head to head record against them.

Chievo v Juventus Betting Odds*

Juventus 2/9 Draw 19/4 Chievo 12/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from August 15th, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.)

Chievo v Juventus Predictions

Juventus won’t be too stressed about this opening game for their title defence as they have been comfortable against Chievo recently. They did a solid job against them last season and we are going to stick with the trend of Juventus to win to nil for the fixture.
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Juventus v Bayern Munich Prediction & Betting Tips, 25th July 2018

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Juventus v Bayern Munich ICC Preview, 25th July 2.00 pm Will this not be the debut for Cristiano Ronaldo in a Juventus shirt. The Portuguese star is being rested after the World Cup following his move from Real Madrid. The Italian Champions will be making their introduction into the International Champions Cup on Wednesday in this fixture. The game is being played in Philadelphia. As for Bayern Munich, they opened their account with a 3-1 win over French champions PSG in Austria.

Juventus v Bayern Munich Betting Odds*

Bayern Munich 29/2 Draw 51/20 Juventus 7/4 * (Betting Odds were taken on July 22nd, 2018 at 4:51 p.m.)

Juventus News and Form

This is still early summer for Juventus and Ronaldo, along with some other high profile names from the Italian Champions are not going to be in attendance out in the States for their International Champions Cup opening action. Juventus have been back in training since early July, but this is their first pre-season friendly. We like looking over 2.5 goals for odds of 5/8 at 10bet* (betting odds taken on July 22nd, 2018 at 7:51 pm). That is just because this is likely to be a relaxed open game with defences not being on top. Juventus had a fight on their hands to retain their Serie A title last season, but they did and are favourites for more success this term as well. Following this, they will take on Benfica and then face a great showdown against Cristiano Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup. They obviously are not going to be at full strength at all.

Bayern Munich News and Form

Bayern Munich head Stateside after their win in Austria over PSG on the weekend. All three of their goals in their 3-1 win game in the second half of the match. They weren’t at full strength for the game, but they were up against a much-weakened PSG side which fielded mostly youngster. All of Bayern’s German International players are expected to be in the squad to go to the States after the country's early exit from the World Cup. The reports are thought that they aren’t likely to play in this one though. Arturo Vidal and Javi Martinez should be seeing game time along with American youngster Chris Richards and this will be a big occasion on home soil for him. You have the option of both teams to score at 10/19 odds with 10Bet* (betting odds taken on July 22nd, 2018 at 7:51 pm). So it was a positive start at least for new boss Niko Kovac but the challenges are going to get much tougher of course. Having had a game under their belt already though probably will make them slight favourites for this game.

Juventus v Bayern Munich Head to Head

Bayern Munich have met Juventus 10 times before in competitive action, which was, not surprisingly all Champions League games. Bayern holds a W5 D2 L3 record against Juventus from those previous meetings.

Who will win - Juventus v Bayern Munich Predictions

Neither team are going to be at full strength at all, there’s no doubt about that. Most players who took part in the World Cup are likely to be kept back so this will be more about the respective depth at the club. We are siding with Bayern to get the win after having had a game under their belt.
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Cristiano Ronaldo 3/1 to win Champions League with Juventus

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It is official. Cristiano Ronaldo will be Juventus player next season after Real Madrid accept a ÂŁ99 million bid for the forward. The 33-year-old will now move on to a new challenge after nine years at the Bernabeu and while he is not going to end up being the most expensive footballer in the world, the move does ensure that is the most expensive footballer in the world over the age of 30. During his time at Real Madrid, he collected four Champions League titles and two La Liga titles. While that may not sound a lot in nine years he, of course, has achieved so much more. Like all of his personal awards and all of the goalscoring records that he has set in his time with the club. During his time with Real Madrid, he had six different seasons having netted over 50 goals for them. Will those kinds of goalscoring exploits continue in Turin? He is currently 3/1 to score 40 or more goals in Serie A next season or he can be backed at 12/1 to make it to at least 50 which would be some feat*(Betting Odds were taken from Betfair on July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.). It was in the UEFA Champions League last season against Juventus when he scored that ridiculous overhead kick and he is 5/2 to score a bicycle kick* (Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.) in Serie A next season while the Portuguese star is at 4/5 to be the Serie A top goalscorer*(Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.).

What does he bring to Juventus?

The bigger question really is what he will bring to Juventus? They are the powerhouses of Italy and they have been one of the big forces in the UEFA Champions League. Juventus are a 9/1 option at the moment*(Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.) to win the UEFA Champions League next season with Ronaldo in their ranks and you can even back the Portuguese star at 3/1 to get a goal against his now former club Real Madrid*(Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.). You can also take that same price on him winning the Champions League at any time during his stay at Juventus. Ronaldo is set to sign a four-year contract with the Turin giants. What his arrival will do is strengthen their domestic power and the Old Lady is at 2/5 to win Serie A next season*(Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.).

Transfer Knock-on Effect

Gareth Bale is now 1/4 odds to stay at Real Madrid*(Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.) at the summer transfer window. Much has been made about him leaving over the summer after not getting as much game time as he would have liked last term. Ronaldo going will have created space for him. Beyond the Spanish giants, Manchester United are the club at the shortest price to be his club next season with the Red Devils at 10/3 odds*(Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.). So Bale may get a reprieve at the Bernabeu if he wants to stay but it is likely that Real Madrid are going to go and spend to rejuvenate their squad. The speculation is that they are going to break the bank to get Neymar there and he is a 2/1 option*(Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.) to join up with them for next season. Another likely strong target for Real Madrid is going to be Eden Hazard who is at 5/4*(Betting Odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 00:46 a.m.) to make the move there, with other notable target names being Kylian Mbappe, Mo Salah and Harry Kane.
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CR7 odds to make sensational move back to Old Trafford

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Is Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the Bernabeu in the summer? This week there were reports that Real Madrid were entertaining a blockbuster bid from Juventus. The rumours are swelling around and Juventus have made their move knowing that Real Madrid are looking to shake things up over the summer after finishing a long way back of last season’s La Liga winners Barcelona. So there may we be the temptation to move 33-year-old Ronaldo out of the door and go on the search for fresh legs. Since the reported move by Juventus for Ronaldo, that has sparked up the speculation that Real Madrid are going to go and then try to renew their interest in getting former Barcelona man Neymar from PSG. That would be something. Juventus is 2/13 to be Ronaldo’s club* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 3:23 am) after the summer transfer window at Unibet with some operators suspending betting on the market after punters piled into it. Real Madrid is 16/5 odds* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 3:23 am) to still be the talisman’s club next season. Despite winning another Champions League title earlier this year with Ronaldo, the time looks right for the two to part ways. Ronaldo is certainly not getting any younger but he would be a good fit for someone like Juve who have been on the periphery of winning the Champions League over the last couple of seasons. His arrival could just spark that edge challenge needed to get over the line. However, while the Portuguese striker looks destined for Turin, could there be a twist? Could CR7 be making a sensational return to Manchester United? Earlier this summer Ronaldo was priced up at 16/1 odds* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 3:23 am) to make a return to the Red Devils but on Friday bookmakers were receiving a surge of bets on him making a return to the Theatre of Dreams, with one operator cutting him from 14/1 to 8/1. Unibet have Manchester United at 10/1* (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 3:23 am) to be Ronaldo’s club after the summer. There is, of course, the thought that he could be used as bait for PSG to get Neymar going the other way.

Cristiano Ronaldo Club After Summer Transfer Window Odds*

Juventus 2/13 Real Madrid 16/5 Man Utd 10/1 PSG 14/1 Any MLS Club 20/1 Chelsea 25/1 Man City 40/1 * (betting odds were taken from July 7th, 2018 at 3:23 am)
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