Juventus vs Real Madrid preview, betting tips and prediction: Can the Bianconeri avenge the defeat in Cardiff?
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Juventus met Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff last year and, despite Los Blancos being reigning champions with eleven European crowns to their name, many expected the Bianconeri to win a first since 1996. Real were looking to make history as the first side ever to defend the trophy in its current format, but there was a genuine belief, both inside and out of the Juve camp, that they would come out victorious. As it was, though, Cristiano Ronaldo inspired his side to a 4-1 win with two goals, and Max Allegri’s men are on the hunt for revenge in this quarter final tie, which kicks off on Tuesday evening.
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Ronaldo is the Champions League’s leading goalscorer by some distance with 117 to his name, an incredible number made all the better by the fact he failed to score in his first 29. It seems incredibly generous, then, to offer odds of 7/5 on him to score, and that is something that is definitely worth jumping on straight away. Real have been poor in LaLiga this season, but always come alive in Europe; they dispatched PSG in the last round with relative ease. Juve got past Tottenham and, although they have beaten Real over two legs twice this century, they are not fancied here.
Juve are involved in the only real domestic title race in Europe right now, with Napoli hot on their trail in Serie A. The Bianconeri saw a six-game winning run in all competitions ended by SPAL last weekend.
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Real Madrid are 15 points behind Barcelona in LaLiga, but they have won their last four games.
Real Madrid should welcome Isco and Sergio Ramos back to the side for this game, while Juventus are facing something of an injury crists; Juan Cuadrado, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Sami Khedira and Federico Bernardeschi are all doubtful. Grab Coral free bets now!