Porto vs Juventus 2021 Champions League Odds and Preview

One of the last games to close out the first week of Round of 16 action will be Porto vs Juventus. These two teams have history within the tournament, with the Italian team taking the majority of victories.

As we compare and put both teams statistics head-to-head, they have met a four times in the Champions League. Juventus has three of their four encounters, with one draw. Porto has only been able to score one goal, while Juventus have scored a total of six goals.

Will there be a shift this time around? Let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Champions League odds for this matchup, along with a expert preview and pick.

Porto vs Juventus Game Info

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Why is Porto a safe bet in Game 1?

The Portuguese team started off their Champions League season on the right side. They were able to get a win on all matchups against Olympiacos and Marseille, but failed to take down Manchester City, loosing one and and a tie in the return game.

Porto are coming into the game with a a string of consecutive victories in the Primeira Liga, though they will need an extra boost from the team, as they have some key players injuried, like Otavio and Ivan Marcano. Juventus will come in strong and try to get it done early on.

Looking at their recent stats, Porto has averaged 1.67 goals scored per game, with and average of 0.50 for goals conceded. They head into the game with victories in their last 2 of 3 home games during the Champions League.

Recent Performance

  • Form: WWWWD
  • Latest: Draw, 0-0 vs. Inter Milan (02/09)
  • Current Standing:: 2nd place of Primeira Liga

Possible Line-Up

  • Marchesín
  • Manafá
  • Pepe
  • Mbemba
  • Zaidu
  • Sérgio Oliveira
  • Uribe
  • Otávio
  • Corona
  • Marega
  • Taremi

Why is Juventus a safe bet in Game 1?

Juve wants another victory against Porto. It would be their forth straight victory if they take the win. Their performance this season had a bit of a rough start, but were able to take the first spot of Group G. They took only one loss against Barcelona, but was able to take them down in their home turf.

This is the seventh consecutive season for Juventus heading to knockout round, making it their longest streak in the tournament. They’ve had a hard time winning another title, but it’s a solid team that can definitely change the course of things if things work out in their favor.

As we look at the recent stats, they are averaging 2.33 goals scored per game, with 0.67 of goals conceded per game. They head into the game winning their last 5 of 6 matches, with a draw in the process.

Recent Performance

  • Form: WWWWD
  • Latest: Draw, 0-0 vs. Inter Milan (02/09)
  • Current Standing:: 3rd place in Serie A

Possible Line-Up

  • Szczęsny
  • Danilo
  • Bonucci
  • De Ligt
  • Alex Sandro
  • Cuadrado
  • McKennie
  • Arthur
  • Chiesa
  • Morata
  • Ronaldo

Porto vs Juventus Champions League Betting Trends

  • Porto have just one victory in their last nine game in the UEFA Champions League.
  • Porto are the only team to yet concede a goal in their home turf this season.
  • Porto has kept a clean sheet in the last five Champions League matchups.
  • Juventus have won their last 11 of 13 games in the Champions League.
  • Juventus won their three away games in the group stage, making them one of four teams to do so.
  • Juventus, along with Zenit St. Petersburg, are the only to face Porto at least twice from home in a European tournament without conceding a goal.

Porto vs Juventus Betting Prediction

Being in Portugal clearly gives an advantage for Porto, but history has proven otherwise when these two collide. They will have to bring a lot defensive power to stop Juventus and try to keep their hopes alive to make the next round.

With Cristiano Ronaldo on their side, it’s doubtful the nostalgia will hit him much to affect his gameplay. And they haven’t suffered much injuries so far. I think Juventus will take the first win at home. For the score prediction, I’m going with 2-0.

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*All stated odds are subject to change without prior notice.