Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Juventus Vs. Atletico Madrid

Juventus stand against Atletico Madrid in the final match of the group stage of the Champions League. The upcoming game is going to be played at the ‘Juventus Stadium’ from on 9 December 2014. The hosts have not secured their participation in the knockout phase yet and at this moment they take the second place, while Atletico Madrid forward participation is already certain. Victory for Juventus at the leading bookmakers is at 2.20, the draw is estimated at 3.20 and for Atletico Madrid is available at odds of 3.90.

Juventus have to seek the minimum point if want to be sure participant in the next stage of the tournament. Close behind them is the team of Olympiakos with three points less than Juventus, so equality is most certainly at this stage. A few rounds ago, Atletico Madrid won as hosts with minimum 1-0 over Juventus. Now "The old lady" will be able to take revenge and with the same result will be very acceptable.
Coach Allegri managed to put his team to two consecutive victories in the Champions League, but we can’t forget to mention the brilliant performance of the team in the domestic championship, where they are at the top of the standings. In the Champions League team wins in all home games and their gaps excelled in an away game. In the last round of Serie A in their visit to Fiorentina, Juventus failed to gain full points and although continue to lead; the difference with the second novel is now only 3 points. Before this match against Atletico, Allegri could not count on injured defenders Andrea Barzagli and Martin Caceres and midfielders Kwadwo Asamoah and Romulo.

For guests from Atletico Madrid this match is irrelevant, but knowing their style of playing they will do it for prestige and will not allow surrender easy. The team is a leader with 12 points in the asset and even to allow minimal defeat by Juventus, they have a better goal difference than the Italians and again will remain in the first position. The boys of Diego Simeone have already beaten Juventus ones, which will play its psychological role in this game. Atletico Madrid managed to score four wins in the group stage and the only team defeated them in the first round was Olympiakos (3-2).
Atletico Madrid perform very well in La Liga, where is in a series of three consecutive victories, ranked third and have a real chance to win a second consecutive title. Another victory in the Champions League would give them even greater strength and confidence in the domestic championship, where every mistake of the leader will be punished severely. For the forthcoming visit permanent injured are only defenders Christian Ansaldo and Miranda.

Equality is the logical outcome of this confrontation, because Atletico Madrid can’t allow someone to steal the first place just in the last round and Juventus on the other hand doesn’t have the strength to defeat Atletico Madrid at this stage of the tournament.

The soccer prediction of Sport-Tips.Net is the following: Atletico Madrid – Juventus: X or under 2.5 goals
Security: 9/10

Odds: 3.20 (X in bet365)

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