Barcelona and Juventus will lock horns at the Olympiastadion in Berlin to contest the 60th final of the UEFA Champions League. Both side are trying to complete a fantastic treble. Who will win? Find below our JUVENTUS v BARCELONA betting preview with tips, predictions, probable lineups, odds, bookie promotions and no deposit free bets.
JUVENTUS v BARCELONA BETTING PREVIEW
Juventus has topped Serie A for the fourth successive year, boasting the best attack and the strongest defence in the league. They were too dominant domestically and finished the league 17 points ahead Roma. In Champions League, Juventus knocked out defending champions Real Madrid, winning 2-1 in Turin, then holding Los Blancos to a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu. In the previous rounds, they easily eliminated Borussia Dortmund while the clash against Monaco was more levelled.
Key defender Giorgio Chiellini, will miss the match and the reunion with Suarez after the Uruguayan bit him at last year's World Cup. Coach Massimiliano Allegri is already without Martin Caceres but might be able to call upon Andrea Barzagli. Fernando Llorente netted in the 2-2 draw with Verona at the weekend, but he is unlikely to feature from the start, with Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez leading the Juventus offensive.
Barcelona have been the best club side in the world in 2015, losing only two matches: against Real Sociedad after te Christmas break and a 1-0 loss to Malaga in an upset at the Camp Nou. They finished La Liga as champions, two points clear of Real Madrid. In Champions League, the Blaugrana knocked Bayern Munich out in the semis and gained revenge for their 2013 7-0 aggregate scoreline. They cruised through to the final 5-3 on aggregate thanks to a 3-0 win away in Germany and a 2-3 defeat at home.
Manager Luis Enrique will probably name the same XI that started both legs of the semi-final against Bayern and so Marc-Andre ter Stegen retain his place in goal at the expense of Claudio Bravo. Xavi is expected to be benched while Dani Alves could play his last game for the club amidst reports he has agreed a move to Manchester UTD. Of course, Messi, Neymar and Suarez will lead the offensive line.
Messi, Suarez and Neymar have netted 120 times between them this season while their defense have conceded just 21 goals in 38 league games. Barcelona have scored at least 2 goals in 10 of their last 11 matches in the Champions League but Juventus are undefeated in their last 9 matches in the competition.
JUVENTUS v BARCELONA PROBABLE LINEUPS
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Pirlo, Pogba, Marchisio; Vidal; Morata, Tevez
JUVENTUS v BARCELONA BEST ODDS
|JUVENTUS||19.00 with||Bet £10, win £260.00|
|THE DRAW|| 4.25 with||Bet £10, win £42.50|
|BARCELONA|| 8.00 with||Bet £10, win £80.00|
JUVENTUS v BARCELONA PREDICTIONS
- Barcelona @ 8.00
- 1-2 Correct Score @ 9.00
- Messi to score & Barça to win @ 11.00
- Any of Messi, Neymar or Suarez to score @ 4.00
- Barcelona to lift the trophy @ 5.00
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