PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Juventus VS FC Porto
Juventus and Porto meet at Juventus Stadium in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after a 2-0 win at Juventus in the first leg.
After the away win by (0-2), the home team reaches this second hand with a 2-goal lead. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Milan (2-1). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Juventus won 9 and lost 1.
For this competition, you have not lost any of the last 7 games. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has only conceded goals in 2 of the last 7 games and his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 6 of the last 7 games for this competition. This is a team that scores many times first: it opened the scoring in 12 of its last 15 games, of those 12 reached the interval in lead in 8 and managed to always maintain the advantage until the end of 90 ‘.
The Juventus side arrives in this match with a 2-1 victory over rivals AC Milan, returning to their victories after the draw against Udinese: goals were signed by Benatia and Dybala. It is important to remember that in the first leg Juventus got a good lead by winning away from home by 0-2. In this home game, commander Massimiliano Allegri must keep the team at 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the corridors. Argentine Gonzalo Higuaín is Juventus’ top scorer with 19 goals scored. As can be seen, the Italians have a very interesting offensive and defensive section, having conceded an average of 2.1 goals in the last 10 matches and averaged 0.4 goals per game. Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Mandzukic are in doubt for this match due to injury.
After the home defeat, the visiting team arrives at this second hand with a 2-goal deficit and the difficult task of getting the result back out. In the last game that disputed, for the First Liga, gained the Arouca out by (0-4). In the last 4 UEFA Champions League visitors Porto has 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In 9 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 turnaround.
FC Porto come into the game with a 0-4 win at Arouca, adding their third consecutive win in official matches: goals were signed by Francisco Soares (2), Diogo Jota and Danilo Pereira. In this difficult game for the Champions League, coach Nuno Espírito Santo should play in the usual 4-4-2, benefiting the defensive organization and fast attacks, thus exploiting the space on the back of the Juventus defensive line. In some moments of the clash, the foreign commander must act with great attacker flow in order to create several sets of danger. Young striker André Silva is the best scorer in FC Porto with 15 goals, but we highlight the good form of Francisco Soares. The defensive sector is one of the strongest points of this blue and white formation. For this game the coach does not count on Alex Telles, punished, besides Corona, player who recovers from injury.