Juventus vs. Benfica
October 25, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Benfica +100 / Juventus +285 // Total: 2.5
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Benfica and Juventus face off on Tuesday in a UEFA Champions League Group H showdown at Estadio da Luz.
These two teams faced off on September 14th, and it was Benfica that was able to secure the 2-1 victory. Juventus had the first goal in the 4th minute, but the defense struggled as the game went on, and they gave up two goals after the 43rd minute. Benfica had 57 percent of the possession and seven shots on target. Juventus had 43 percent of the possession and three shots on target.
Benfica comes into this game sitting in second place in the group having picked up eight points. In the last Champions League game, Benfica played to a 1-1 draw against PSG. Joao Mario scored in the 62nd minute to secure a draw. On Friday, they faced off against Porto, and they were able to secure the 1-0 victory. Julian Draxler is dealing with a thigh injury, and he’s not going to be able to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Juventus who sit in 3rd place in the group having picked up three points. Juventus last Champions League game came against Maccabi Haifa, and they were defeated 2-0. They gave up two goals in the first half, and that led to the defeat. They had 58 percent of the possession and five shots on target. Angel Di Maria is dealing with an injury, and he won’t be able to go in this game. Leandro Paredes is dealing with a thigh injury, and he won’t be able to go in this game.
This Juventus squad isn’t the same team as the last few years, and I expect they are going to struggle to score again in this game. The last time these two teams faced off, it was Benfica that were able to secure the 2-1 victory, and they are going to find success again here. I don’t think Juventus is going to score any goals here, and that will be the difference. Back Benfica on the money line.