Real Marid vs. Juventus
2017/18 UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals 2nd Leg
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
2:45 PM ET, April 11th, 2018, Wednesday
Free UEFA Champions League Prediction Real Madrid vs. Juventus
Team News Real Madrid: Recovering from a draw with their city rivals in the Madrid derby in La Liga, Los Blancos now turn their attention towards their favorite competition, the Champions League. With an advantage of 3 away goals, the Whites sit in a comfortable position going into their return leg of the quarterfinal on Wednesday. Real Madrid is definitely the favorite team, who will be aiming for a semi-final berth for an 8th consecutive time. With Ronaldo firing on all cylinders with a record of 10 goals in a row, he would be looking to continue his hot goal-scoring streak. While the complete team looks in pretty good form, the only problem that Real Madrid could face is in the center-back position as captain Sergio Ramos is suspended for the return leg after getting a yellow card in their last meetings against Juventus. Nacho would have been the undisputed candidate for this position, but his injury puts Zidane in a tricky situation with either Theo or Hakimi to fill in the spot.
Free UEFA Champions League Prediction Juventus vs.
Team News Juventus: While Juve is closing in on their 7th domestic title, They are on the verge of elimination from the most coveted football league once again by Real Madrid. With Juve manager Allegri already admitting their elimination from Champions League, the only hope for Juve is to draw inspiration from Roma’s comeback against FC Barcelona from yesterday’s tie. As if conceding 3 away goals weren’t enough for Juventus, more bad news comes in the form of suspension of Paulo Dybala who was handed a red card in the first leg of the quarterfinals. This would definitely compensate for the absence of Sergio Ramos in the Real Madrid’s backline. Juventus is known for its defensive tactics but having conceded 3 away goals, they are expected to go forward and attack as much as possible leaving spaces behind especially on the flanks. But this might cost them against a side like Real Madrid who loves to counter-attack as well as loves to send its defenders ahead into the attack.
Last five-game records of Real Madrid show DWWWW while that of Juventus show WLWDW. Juventus will definitely go for all-out attack and will concede a goal or two on the counter. A draw seems to be a fair result for this game, given Ronaldo’s goal-scoring love affair with Champion League and Juventus’ desire to avoid elimination. But having a home advantage might turn the tide into Real Madrid’s favor.
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