The old lady is set to face Portuguese club Sporting in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final. Who will come out on top? read on to hear our betting tips and predictions for this encounter.
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Juventus vs Sporting Stats & Facts
- Juventus and Sporting CP have only ever competed against one another in a single season, and that match took place during the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in 2017–18. Juventus earned a 2-1 victory at home, but they and Sporting CP played to a 1-1 draw in Portugal.They have only played more games away from home against Spanish clubs in Europe without ever earning a victory, but Sporting CP have not won any of their 15 matches played away from home against Italian clubs in Europe (D4 LII) (17).
- They last recorded three consecutive wins without surrendering a goal in European competition during their 2016–17 UEFA Champions League campaign, in which they finished as runners-up. Juventus has won each of their last three matches in Europe without allowing an opponent to score.
- During their previous six road games in Europe, Sporting CP have only suffered one loss (won two, drawn three), while also keeping three clean sheets during this stretch.They haven’t been defeated in any of their last three games away from home, and their last four-game win streak away from home in Europe was back in February 2019.
- This season, Angel Di Maria has scored four goals for Juventus in major European tournaments, which is tied for his best goal total in a single season in important European competitions with the 2016–17 season (also four goals).
Juventus vs Sporting Squadlists
Here are the players available to Massimiliano Allegri and Rúben Amorim in this Europa League encounter.
Wojciech Szczesny, Mattia Perin, Carto Pinsogtio, Bremer, Federico Gatti, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Mattia De Sciglio, Manuel Locatelli, Leandro Paredes, Enzo Barrenechea, Adrien Rabiot, Paul Pogba, Nicolö Fagioli, Fabio Miretti, Juan Cuadrado, Filip Kostié, Mohamed Ihattaren, Federico Chiesa, Samuel Iling Junior, Ångel Di Maria, Matias Soulé, Dusan Vlahovic, Moise Kean, Arkadiusz Milik, Kaio Jorge
Antonio Adh, Franco Israel, André Paulo, Consalo lnåcio, Jerry St. Juste, Sebastiån Coates, Ousmane Diomande, Luis Neto, Tiago Ilori, Matheus Reis, Nazinho, Héctor Bellerin, Ricardo Esgaio, Consalo Esteves, Manuel Ugarte, Hidemasa Morita, Mateo Tan longo, Dario Essugo, Eduardo Henrique, Daniel Bragansa, Sotiris Alexandropoulos, Mateus Fernandes, Pedro Gonsalves, Nuno Santos, Arthur Gomes, Jovane, Rochinha, Marcus Edwards, Trincäo, Issahaku Fatawu, Paulinho, Chermiti, Rodrigo Ribeiro
Juventus and Sporting Recent Form
Currently 7th in the Serie A
Last 5 games (LDWWW):
- 1-2 vs Lazio (L)
- 1-1 vs Inter (D)
- 1-0 vs Verona (W)
- 1-0 vs Inter (W)
- 2-0 vs SC Freiburg (W)
4th in Primeira Liga
Last 5 Games(WDWDL):
- 4-3 vs Casa Pia (W)
- 0-0 vs Gil Vicente (D)
- 3-0 vs Boavista (W)
- 2-2 vs Arsenal (D)
- 0-1 vs Portimonense (L)
In the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final matchup, which will take place on Thursday, Juventus will face a Sporting Lisbon team that may be unexpected.The team coached by Ruben Amorim advanced past the round of 16 with a penalty shootout victory over Arsenal. Although they rode their luck at times, they also demonstrated a mentality that suggests they can contend against Juventus.
The Old Lady prevailed against Freiburg with ease, extending their lead from the first leg, which they won 1-0 in Turin, by scoring two more goals without receiving a response from the visitors.After playing 30 minutes off the bench in their 2-1 loss to Lazio on Saturday, Massimiliano Allegri will be able to put Federico Chiesa back into his starting lineup this week.
The Italian international has the ability to assist Juve in breaking through a Sporting defence that was exposed in a very vulnerable position at Casa Pia over the weekend.The heroics of Francesco Trincao allowed the Lions to win 4-3, but they are still behind in the fight to finish in a Champions League slot. The Europa League offers their best hope of returning to Europe’s top table, just like it does for Juventus.
The Bianconeri are usually dependable at home, having won six of their last eight contests in Turin, but Sporting are unbeaten in nine away from the Alvalade. They held Benfica, who beat Juve at Allianz Stadium in September, to a 2-2 away draw in January. So it may be best to swerve Juventus at their 4/5 match result odds here and play both teams to score instead. Both teams have scored in four of the hosts’ five home European games this term and in the majority of Sporting’s away trips in both the Champions League and Europa League. A 1-1 draw is the preference in correct score markets because Juve have only hit multiple goals in two of their last nine home clashes while Sporting have only shipped more than once in three of their last 16 away contests.
BTTS Verdict: Yes
Over/Under Verdict: Over 2.5