Juventus vs Barcelona preview, betting tips and prediction: Blaugrana to exact revenge in Turin

Share this on

Score draw @ 16/5 with Betfair

Barcelona to win and over 2.5 goals @ 11/4 with Betfair

Barcelona to win 2-1 @ 9/1 with Betfair

Juventus showed they had the quality to be one of the best teams in the world when they eased past Barcelona in the Champions League quarter final last season. Their 3-0 win at home in the first leg felt earth-shattering, and they will hope for a similar outcome this week. But a lot has changed since then and once again, Barcelona will be favourites in Turin.

That said, a win for Juve would be huge and could possibly change the complexion of the group. They are three points behind the Blaugrana after four games, and although they would need a six-goal win to even get level on goal difference and in with a chance of topping the group, there would certainly be an interesting race on in the last game of the group stage.

When Argentine superatars Paulo Dybala and Lionel Messi met last season, Dybala came out on top with two goals in the first leg. We think this one will be tight, but if you are going to back a winner, it will probably be Barcelona.


Barcelona were expected to struggle this season after a turbulent summer transfer window, but they have looked very good in both LaLiga and the Champions League. They have won three and drawn one of their four group games and although they haven’t always convinced with their performances, they are getting the job done more often than not under Ernesto Valverde. Lionel Messi is looking as great as ever, while Luis Suarez continues to struggle in front of goal. A win in this game at the Juventus Stadium will guarantee top spot in the group with a game to spare.

At home, Juventus have looked almost unbeatable until they lost to Lazio in dramatic circumstances this season. A home draw with Sporting Lisbon also suggests they don’t have it all their own way in Europe. Barcelona are always tough to stop, and a combination of Gigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini ageing and Mehdi Benatia failing to step up to the departed Leonardo Bonucci’s previous level has made Juve look a lot less intimidating in a defensive sense. Barcelona’s best performance came against the Italians at the Camp Nou, and they could repeat that success in this one.

Claim £30 William Hill Free Bet

Team News 

The visitors have been hit with a bit of an injury crisis in midfield, with Rafinha, Arda Turan and Andre Gomes all set to miss out. Sergi Roberto will also not be available and Javier Mascherano has a muscle problem.

Gerard Pique will be suspended after a red card in the last European match.

Claim £50 Ladbrokes Free Bet

Juventus will be without winger Juan Cuardrado, but other than that Maximiliano Allegri will have a full squad at his disposal. Gonzalo Higuain will start up front with Paulo Dybala, while Douglas Costa is likely to take Cuadrado’s place out wide.

Latest Betting Offers

New Offers 22
Enhanced odds Expires in 161 days 9 hours Wink Slots Logo - Freebets.co.uk Grab 30 free spins with no deposit with Wink Slots Grab this offer now from Wink Sports!
Enhanced odds mFortune Casino logo Get up to £10 as a FREE BONUS with mFortune! Take this offer!
Enhanced odds 32RED Casino Grab £10 no deposit when you play on the 32Red Casino Take this offer now!
Enhanced odds Take £20 with no deposit when you play 888 Poker! Grab this offer now!!
Enhanced odds Paddy Power Free Bet Win £1million By Answering 20 questions with Paddy Power Grab this amazing offer with Paddy Power now!!
Enhanced odds Paddy Power Free Bet Bet £10 On Five Sporting Bets And Get Another £10 Free With Pad... Take this offer now!
Offer BGO casino BGO Casino 10 Free Spins And 100 Free Spins on First Deposit! Enjoy this amazing offer when you register at BGO today!
Offer Boylesports Horse Racing Betting Special | Get your money back as... Boylesports full free bet refund on horse racing
Offer Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Free Bet Paddy Power Horse Racing: Daily Money Back Special! Get refunded if your horse finishes 2nd with Paddy Power.
Offer William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Money Back Special on Horse Racing Betting Get your money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd.
Offer William Hill Sports Betting Offer William Hill Horse Racing | High 5 National Hunt Betting Offer Back a horse on National Hunt and earn a free bet at William Hill.
Offer Claim Betfred Betting Offer Betfred Horse Racing Betting Offers | Scoop6 & Placepot Win big with Betfred on Saturday horse races.
Betway Sports Betting Offer Betway Footbal Betting Offer | Football ACCA Boost Increase your winnings on football accumulators.
Offer Paddy Power Best Betting Offer Paddy Power Free Bet Paddy Power Horse Racing: 2018 Cheltenham Festival Non Runner No ... Get your money back if your horse doesn't run with Paddy Power.
Offer Taco Brothers Slot Free Spins Special Leo Vegas Casino Leo Vegas Free Bet Secrets Of Christmas slot - 20 free spins! Win up to 35,000 on this new Christmas slot game at LeoVegas
Offer 888casino best offer 888 Casino logo 888casino Daily Bonuses and Cash Back Specials Here are the daily specials for each day of the week at 888casino!
Offer Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Free Bet Coral Football: Super Acca Insurance One team let you down? Don't worry. Coral have you covered with their ...
Offer Coral Sports Betting Offer Coral Free Bet Coral Horse Racing: Faller Insurance Coral bookmakers covers you if your horse falls and refunds your stake...
Offer Betfair Sports Betting Offer Betfair Free Bets Betfair Horse Racing: Back a 3/1+ Winner, Get A Free Bet! Betfair offers a free bet on any Channel 4 horse race. Here are the fu...
Offer Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Ladbrokes Free Bet Ladbrokes Money Back 5 Team Acca Insurance! A Fivefold wager on selected football leagues can insure you your mone...
Enhanced odds Ladbrokes football and horse racing Betting Ladbrokes Free Bet First Goalscorer - Double The Odds! If your first goalscorer hits in the first 25 minutes, your price just...
Offer Winner Casino Offer Winner Casino Super Saver Monday at Winner Casino! Claim Three Deposit Bonuses every Monday with Winner.
Place your bet