Juventus vs Real Madrid Prediction, H2H, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Juventus vs Real Madrid betting prediction for Saturday night’s 2017 Champions League final in Welsh capital Cardiff. The 2017 UEFA Champions League final is a replay of the 1998 showpiece, with reigning champions Real Madrid intending to be the first club to retain the UCL trophy and Juventus chasing its third European crown. Both domestic league winners have enough final experience to draw from, however European success is greater in the Spanish club. Title holders from Madrid are bidding to become the first team to retain the trophy in the UEFA Champions League era. The Merengues are set to play third final in four years, having beaten Madrid rivals Atletico in both 2014 and 2016. On other hand Juventus lost to another major La Liga club – 1-3 vs Barcelona in the 2015 Champions League Final.
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Head to Head History
Juventus and Real Madrid have either won eight games and drawn twice in an overall record of 18 past meetings. There are some remarkable matchups in that history, including the most recent duel at the 2014-15 Champions League semi-finals. Apparently it has been successful for The Bianconeri, who have lost in a final to Barcelona later on, like we already highlighted in our introduction.
Unquestionably the greatest ever tie facing Juventus vs Real Madrid was the 1998 Champions League final in Amsterdam. A trophy which went into Real Madrid’s showcase after a second-half winner by Predrag Mijatovic. Thus Real led by Jupp Heynckes outwitted Marcello Lippi’s Juve with Zinédine Zidane in the squad.
It’s interesting to mention that referee of that game was Hellmut Krug from Germany. This year Juve seeks a revenge for the lost final in Amsterdam and referee is once again a German – Felix Brych.
UEFA Champions League: Juventus vs Real Madrid 03.06.2017
Cards are on the table and we’ll see whom from both managers holds a trump in his hand. Zizou and his men are keen towards second successive Champions League trophy which will open a new page in Real Madrid’s modern history. The legendary French playmaker who lost a Champions League final vs Real with Juve’s jersey won the competition with Los Blancos both as a player and as a coach as well.
Real Madrid are the best scorers in the competition as they have scored 32 goals in just 12 matches. Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo scored 10 of these goals which made him the highest scoring player in Champions League history. Moreover, Ronaldo has scored 5 times in his last four appearances against Juventus, making him biggest threat for the rock-solid defense of Juve.
Indeed, the Italian defense was key to the final run and Massimiliano Allegri firmly relies on that line. Juventus have conceded just three times in this season’s Champions League, including two clean sheets against Barcelona. This makes their unbeaten streak of 9 wins and 3 draws in 12 games even more impressive.
In the meantime Juve won the Serie A in sixth consecutive year and accomplished a domestic double. Only few weeks ago the Bianconeri have lifted the Coppa Italia, thereby having some time for a full rest and dedication prior the UCL final.
Match Preview: Team News, Squads and Missing Players
Real Madrid’s attacking efficiency isn’t just limited to the Champions League though. The Merengues have netted an impressive number of 32 goals in their last 10 matches in all competitions. Some days ago Real Madrid were crowned as the La Liga champions for the first time after 2012, so their morale will be even higher.
Latest rumours suggest Gareth Bale is fit to play at home turf and Welsh attacker competes for a starting position with Isco. Latter hints to be in a superb form and more likely the Spaniard will start behind Real’s attacking duo Benzema/Ronaldo, while Bale can be a replacement in some moment.
Daniel Carvajal remains questionable but expectations are the Spaniard won’t manage to recover in time and Danilo may replace him as a right-back.
Juventus’ boss can count to all main players so Allegri will place his strongest squad in a pursuit to absolute glory. Centre-back trio Barzagli/Bonucci/Chiellini is key throughout the season and we don’t have any doubts about their presence.
Former Real Madrid player Sami Khedira is set to return in the squad as a central midfielder alongside Miralem Pjanic, while another ex-Madridista Gonzalo Higuain will lead Juve’s attack.
Marko Pjaca is the only absentee in club from Turin but this won’t be an issue. Young Croatian winger needs more time to integrate as a first-team player anyway, but his experienced compatriot Mario Mandzukic shows his potential either as a left winger or pushing from second position.
Juventus vs Real Madrid Predictions and Betting Tips
Bianconeri are showing stability in every competition and their willingness to scoop a big European trophy should finally prevail. Their defensive ability, organized midfield line and eternal world-class goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon are few of the main reasons why we do believe Juventus can upset Real’s record-breaking claim.
We have two betting predictions for the 2017 Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid. First we recommend betting on Juventus with the Asian Handicap 0 (Draw No Bet) on their side. Your stake will be refunded if game ends without a winner in regular time.
Real Madrid have kept only one clean sheet in their last 13 Champions League fixtures (3-0 win over Atletico in the semi-finals), however scoring in any of them. Our second betting tip goes for goals by both sides – “Both teams to score – Yes“.
Venue: “Millennium Stadium”, Cardiff.
Referee: Felix Brych from Germany.
Possible Lineups of Juventus and Real Madrid
Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon – Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli – Alex Sandro, Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic, Dani Alves – Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala – Gonzalo Higuain. (3-4-2-1)
Real Madrid: Keylor Navas – Danilo, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Marcelo – Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric – Isco – Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo. (4-3-1-2)