UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
JUVENTUS VS BARCELONA
- Juventus aren’t coming into this not in the best form. Their last Champions League outing saw them draw away to Sporting Lisbon and on Saturday they lost in Sampdoria, conceding three goals despite scoring two as talisman Gianluigi Buffon was rested.
- Juventus are much better on home soil having won eight of their nine competitive home games this season, although the fact they have conceded in each of the last four will surely be a slight worry.
- Barcelona are undefeated in their last 5 matches in the UEFA Champions League.
- Barcelona dropped points in their last Champions League match as they drew with Olympiakos, missing out on their chance to extend their lead at the top of the group in the process.
- Juventus have managed to score in 100% of their competitive home games this season and haven’t failed to score at home since September 2016. Barcelona have scored in 88% of their trips away this season.
HEAD TO HEAD
- Barcelona have won three, drawn two, and lost two of their seven previous meetings with Juventus.
- Juventus have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Barcelona in all competitions.
- Paulo Dybala, Gianluigi Buffon, Blaise Matuidi, Mattia De Sciglio and Alex Sandro were all rested at the weekend and will come back into the starting XI on Wednesday.
- Douglas Costa and Mario Mandzukic are in competition to start on the left flank against Barcelona.
- Gerard Pique is available again after serving a one-match ban last time out in the competition.
- Nelson Semedo and Andrés Iniesta were brought off just before the hour mark at the weekend to ensure they are fresh for Wednesday.
- Semedo will incur a one-match ban with his next booking.
- Paulinho will be pushing for a start and could replace Ivan Rakitic in central midfield in Turin.
Both teams to score at 1.70 sportpesa odds.