Juventus take on the visitors Tottenham at “Juventus Stadium” in the first-leg fight of the 1/8 final stage of the UEFA Champions League. The match will be played in Turin on Tuesday, February 13th.
Juventus come up to the UEFA Champions League Play Offs in a great competitive form. Last Friday “La Vecchia Signora” celebrated 2:0 win over Fiorentina, having got 11th victory in a row. Last time the side was broken in mid-November, having recorded 16-game unbeaten series which covers 14 triumphs and only two draws. Moreover, the club earned 15 clean sheets in those 16 battles. In regard to the team’s results at the home ground, Juventus have won nine out of 11 recent fights conducted in front of their supporters with two more clashes ended with 0:0 draws against Barcelona and Inter. Besides, the team has conceded not a single goal in eight latest encounters played at their own turf. But what is really amazing and highly impressive is that “La Vecchia Signora” has not tasted a failure in the UEFA Champions League since April 2013 across 22 home games, having gained 14 victories and eight draws in them.
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In their turn, this weekend Tottenham celebrated 1:0 triumph over Arsenal, having totally deserved it. And at this point “The Spurs” sit on the fourth position in the Premier League standings, battling for the place in the UEFA Champions League for the next season. However, under the rule of Mauricio Pochettino the team shows average results against top six clubs of the Premier League: two wins, six draws and 11 defeats in 19 clashes conducted. It surely should be mentioned that Tottenham have won Group H in tackle against Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, nevertheless, their first place can be partially explained by the rivals’ problems in this season. As for the side’s statistics on the road, “The Spurs” have managed to succeed in only three out of 13 latest away battles in general and earned just five triumphs in 16 recent fights played on the road within the Eurocups.
Like Juventus, like Tottenham can boast with the one of the best defending lines in Europe. Taking into consideration that as well as the fantastic shape of the team from Turin in the current part of season and a great value of an away goal, it looks like the upcoming game is going to be an extremely closed and accurate with a numerous tackles and without free zones.
Prediction for the match: Juventus to win with 0.0 Asian handicap and under 3.5 scored goals.