Juventus vs. Porto: will Ronaldo drag Juventus into the quarterfinals?
Juventus vs. Porto: bet options and predictions (March 9, 2021)
The return meeting of the Champions League 1/8 finals between "Juventus" and "Porto" will take place on March 9. The match will be held without spectators. Below is the prediction for the match.
The Italians ended their 4-match winning streak in the Champions League with a defeat to "Porto" in the first match of the 1/8 finals. Interestingly, in the last 2 draws of the main European tournament, "Juventus" again lost their first away matches at this stage. And if in the first case they managed to get to the quarterfinals in the sum of 2 matches with "Atlético" (0:2, 3:0), then last season "Juventus" could not overcome the barrier of the 1/8 finals, losing to "Lyon" (0:1, 2:1).
Note that in the Champions League "Juventus" have not ended in a draw in 14 matches, in 11 of which they won. And at home, the club from Turin won 6 of the last 7 meetings in UCL. It is worth mentioning that the team has scored at least 1 goal in 11 out of 12 previous home matches in the Champions League.
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Having won their first meeting against "Juventus", the Portuguese extended their unbeaten run in the Champions League to 6 matches (5 wins, 1 draw). Moreover, before this game, they did not miss goals in 5 matches of the main European tournament.
Last performance of "Porto" in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League was back in the 2018/19 season. Then the club outplayed "Roma" in the sum of two matches, losing the first away match (1:2), but winning the return leg in extra time (3:1). Interestingly, the last time the Portuguese were unable to overcome the barrier of the 1/8 finals even though they won the first match in the 2012/13 season. Then "Porto" beat "Malaga" at home (1:0) but lost to them on the road (0:2). Away, the club did not lose in 8 out of 11 previous matches in the Champions League (5 wins, 3 draws), and won the last 2 matches with a "dry" score.
The first meeting ended with a score of 2:1 in favor of "Porto". Now "Juventus" need to win by at least 2 goals to reach the quarterfinals. Also, Turin club will be satisfied with a 1:0 victory (with this result, the Italians will go further due to the greater number of goals scored on the road).
Our prediction is that "Juventus" will win with odds of 1.48 on 1xbet.
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