Juventus vs Valencia Champions League Predictions

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Juventus vs Valencia Champions League

Tuesday November 27th, 20:00

The Champions League returns this week with an important Group H clash between Juventus and Valencia on Tuesday evening in a game the hosts are favourites to win, with the visitors desperately needing a result to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Predictions

The domestic form of these two sides could barely be more contrasting – Juventus have dropped just two points from 12 league games while Valencia have won just two from their 12.

Despite a home defeat to Manchester United in the last round of fixtures, Juventus are still well poised to advance through the group with nine points from their opening four games.

That result complicated the situation for Valencia, who themselves had picked up their first win of the group at home to Young Boys on the same matchday.

Marcelino’s side remain third in the group with five points but are two off United and four from Juve – they will be eliminated if United beat Youngs Boy and they fail to win here.

The hosts will be favourites to make it four European wins from five due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Valencia.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 2-1 triumph for the Italian champions side would appear a likely outcome from it.

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Betting Tips

Valencia have struggled for goals this season – they have just 12 from their 16 outings combined in La Liga and the Champions League. Conversely, they have only conceded six goals in their last 10 matches in all competitions – indicating that goals may once again be at a premium in this game. The Spanish side will sit deep and soak up pressure. 13 of their 17 games this season have contained fewer than 2.5 goals.

Whilst the home side are favourites for this clash, Valencia’s need for points is great and this bet represents real value. It is important to remember that they have only lost three of their 17 matches this season – they are draw specialists and a point in this game would not be a bad result for the home side either, as it would seal their progression to the last 16.

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Head to Head

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly given the European exploits of both clubs in European competition, these two sides have never previously met before this season. This will be their second meeting in this year’s group stage following Juve’s 2-0 win in Valencia back in September. Two penalties from Miralem Pjanic was enough for the Italians, who saw Cristiano Ronaldo sent-off.

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  • Juventus’ home defeat to Manchester United in the last round of Champions League games was their first group stage defeat in Turin since 2009.
  • Max Allegri’s men have an intimidating 34 points from their opening 12 league games and sit six points clear at the top of Serie A, as they aim for an eighth successive domestic title.
  • Even though Valencia have won just two of their 12 La Liga games this season, they are only 10 points behind Spanish league leaders Barcelona.
  • Valencia’s win over Young Boys last time out was their first Champions League win in seven attempts – dating back to a 3-1 home win over Gent in October 2015.
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