Tottenham vs Juventus preview, betting tips and prediction: Kane crucial to Spurs' hopes of downing Juve
Tottenham to win and BTTS @ 16/5 with Betfair
Juventus to win 1-0 @ 11/1 with Betfair
Draw at 12/5 with Betfair
Juventus had this tie in their grasp in the first half of the first leg, leading 2-0 against Tottenham in Turin. Mauricio Pochettino’s side could have been excused for being shell-shocked, but they rolled their sleeves up and pulled themselves level in 90 minutes. Two away goals could prove crucial if the game goes their way early on, but Juventus have won the last six Serie A titles, and reached two Champions League finals in three years for a reason; they are defensively much stronger than they showed in the first leg in Turin and have real attacking quality, in the shape of Gonzalo Higuain and, if fit, Paulo Dybala.
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But as he showed in the first game, Harry Kane has the quality to threaten Juve nf their veteran goalkeeper Gigi Buffon and with Son Heung-Min in the form he is, having taken his goal tally for the season to 15 with a brace against Huddersfield, Spurs will have plenty in their armoury going forward. History suggests Spurs can do it, having so impressively beaten the holders Real Madrid in the group stages at Wembley, but this one really could go either way.
Spurs are going strong in all competitions at the moment with victory over Huddersfield taking them into the Premier League top three temporarily. Over the last six games, they have won four and drawn two, including at Juve a fortnight ago.
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Juve beat Lazio on Saturday to close the gap on Napoli at the top of Serie A, but they are in a real race for the Scudetto.
Once again, Toby Alderwiereld has been ruled out for Spurs, while Juve are sweating over Dybala.