Juventus vs Sevilla
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 8, 2015, 2:45 PM (EST)|
The Line: Sevilla 6/4 Draw 12/5 Juventus 2/1
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Sevilla know they must win in order to give themselves a chance of making it to the Europa League, Juventus know a point is enough to qualify as group winners. This should be an interesting game though as Sevilla come in having recovered from a little dip in form and Juventus have now won five in a row. Sevilla know they must win here and hope that Borussia Mochengladbach do not beat Manchester City in Manchester. A win for Sevilla and a draw with the other game would leave Sevilla through on the head to head in the group. Former Juventus striker Llorente will be eager to score here against his former club and help his new club continue their brilliant connection with the Europa League. Sevilla have quite a talented team and if a couple of things had gone differently in this group they could easily have qualified for the knockout phase.
Juventus are starting to come good, the Italian Champions and last year's beaten finalists in the Champions League lost the heart of their team at the end of last season with Tevez, Pirlo and Vidal all moving on. In have come Kheidera, Mandzukic and Dybala and they have finally started to settle into a rythm in recent weeks. Juve now look very difficult to beat again and are winning games through perseverance. Pogba was again immense against Manchester City last time out and I think he will again be key here if Juve are to get anything from this game.
I'm going to take the draw here. I think Juventus will do just enough to ensure they win the group here and a point will do that for the Old Lady. Sevilla while having plenty of excellent attacking players will have to up their game here against a team that specialises in defending. I think this one ends in a draw.