Tottenham vs Juventus Soccer Prediction
Tottenham played best in the 2-2 show in Turin and is now home in London (Wembley) where Eriksen & Co makes it great. But watch out for the clever and routine zebras from Juventus. Mandzukic out, and Higuain doubt, but Dybala and Matuidi are back. Value?
In Torino, Spurs kept the head cold despite the early Juve lead at 2-0 after major defensive errors: played well for the match and should have won (* 1).
The combinations flowed, and the pressure, with and without ball, was incessant, even after 2-2. Juves midfield and a little heavy central defense could not follow.
Now you are in London. Not White Hart Lane, but Wembley has been a good home in 17/18: 10-4-1 (31-9) in PL – including victory Saturday. 3-0-0 (9-2) in CL.
Including victories over good teams like Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal, Dortmund and Real. Clear victories. Only local rivals Arsenal let go with a crunchy defeat.
Højreback Aurier has quarantine. He makes many mistakes (including penalty in 1st match), and replacing Trippier is enough (slightly) less fast, but clearly more stable.
Juve won only one of 3 week games in the autumn’s group game. Lost in Barcelona and reached a draw in Lisbon against Sporting.
Italians have doubts about striker / split top scorer Higuain (scored both goals, one in penalty, in 1st match). New absence: left side / attacker Mandzukic.
Creator and split top scorer Dybala is not in top form after the injury that kept him out in the 1st match. Scoring nice goal Saturday, but was not entirely self.
La Vecchia Signora has won the last 10 Serie A matches, 5 with 1-0. The Old Lady is generally terribly good at doing what it takes.
The zebra-stripped club has reached the final 2 times the last 3 seasons and has a much more CL routine than Tottenham.
The Italians took advantage of their experience and sniffing to get ahead of 2-0 in 9 minutes in 1st match.
Prior to Eriksen’s free throwing suit, where he was not very good, veteran keeper Buffon had saved Juve several times. He is a phenomenon.
In relation to the 1st match, the midfield can be strengthened by run-out and breakthrough strength Matuidi, and offensive by contrast-rich, creative and goalkeeper Dybala.
Higuain (injured 18/2) was back in normal training Monday, and there is a good chance that he can start. At the very least he is probably dangerous joker.
Spurs still lack their best defender Alderweireld. Substitute Sanchez is talented, but rather inexperienced; commits some errors.
The club’s best leftback Rose has missed most of the season due to damage and is currently only possible to count as a replacement. Pity (* 2).
Soccer Prediction of the Day Tottenham vs Juventus
The main absence and doubt should be mentioned above. In addition: Juve missing the right-wing Cuadrado and Bernardeschi (the latter were in the 1st Spurs match). The replacement Costa is fast, but is probably better on the left (where he can also lie in this match, especially now that Mandzukic is missing). Also note that the experienced right back Lichtsteiner is CL-player entitled – what he was not in the fall: He has got a reserve reserve Höwede’s seat after the German was injured. However, far from sure that the Swiss is playing. The Sciglio alternative that played in the 1st Spurs match is also excellent and is back after missing the last 2 matches due to injury; However, it may be that the superficial center defender Barzagli completes the right.
Prediction Today: over 2.5 goals