Juventus and Maccabi Haifa face off on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League Group H showdown at Juventus Stadium.
Juventus comes into this game sitting in 3rd place in the standings, having picked up zero points. Juventus' last Champions League game came against Benfica, and they couldn’t do enough to get the job done. They scored one goal, but the defense gave up two goals, and that led to the defeat. Juventus scored in the 4th minute, but the defense had some breakdowns as the game went on. They had three shots on target and 43 percent of the possession, but it wasn’t enough to secure the victory. Paul Pogba and Federico Chiesa are both out for this game, and they won’t be able to go in this game.
Maccabi Haifa also sits tied for 3rd place, having picked up zero points. Their last UEFA Champions League game came against PSG, and the defense really struggled in that game, giving up three goals and that led to the defeat. The offense actually opened up the scoring in the 24th minute. They had 43 percent of the possession and five shots on target. Mahmoud Jaber isn’t expected to be able to go in this game, and that is a big loss for this team. Omer Atzili should get the start-up again, and it’s probably going to take a couple of goals here to get the job done.
I don’t think Maccabi Haifa is going to find the back of the net here, and that is going to be the difference here. Look for Juventus offense to score two or three goals, and Maccabi Haifa is going to have no answer. This will be an easy victory for Juventus as they pick up the three points. Back Juventus -1.5.