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Juventus vs Atletico Madrid - 3/12/19 -UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Serie A Champions, Juventus will host Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the round of 16 UEFA Champions League tie in Turin. Atletico Madrid currently lead the tie 2-0 after they won the first leg in Madrid.

Juventus enter this match in strong form after the team won 4-1 at home against Udinese in their last outing. It was a dominant performance by Juventus as they controlled 62% of the ball while taking 17 shots. Kean was the star performer for Juventus as he scored 2 goals. It was a good outing for Juventus as the match allowed key players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala to rest. This is going to be a tough task for Juventus to get back into this tie but the team is filled with talent and they will be confident that they can get the job done at home.

On the other side of the coin, Atletico Madrid also won their previous match as they beat Leganes at home 1-0. It was a simple match for Atletico Madrid as they received a goal through Saul in the 50th minute of the match. Atletico Madrid have a very strong defence with the likes of Godin in the team. It will be hard for Atletico Madrid to stop the likes of Ronaldo away from home but I am expecting this team to play a very defensive style to try and maintain the lead.

This should be a very close match but I am going to pick Juventus to win and qualify into the next stage. Juventus have an incredible attacking unit which includes the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa. Atletico Madrid are no match for Juventus when they are at their best and with the current stakes, I am expecting the Italian giants to produce their best.

 

Pick:
Juventus

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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