(12 Mar 2019)
Juventus vs Atletico Madrid
Juventus will be out to welcome Atletico Madrid and try to produce a comeback to remember of their own. Two late goals gifted Atletico Madrid a 2-0 Round of 16 first-leg win force home team to go for all or nothing. Also, the recent home form gives Juventus hope, as they have scored at least three goals in their last four competitive home games, whilst defensively too, six clean sheets in their last ten here raises hopes of a shutout. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, has not been near as dominating as their opponents still, they will be a tough nut to crack with their five wins ‘to nil’ from last five competitive games.
- Nine of Juventus’ 14 home wins this season (in all competitions), were by a two-goal margin or more
- Atletico has won eight of their last ten matches against Italian sides
Juventus really need to score in the first half to upset their visitors but Spanish side has enough know-how about them to see them through. Anyway, it is expected to be a tense, closely contested game. Juventus must score today while we are anticipating Atletico to hit on counter-attacks and even score a goal themselves.