The big game in the Champions League this weekend is the matchup at Wembley, where Tottenham take on Juventus. The first leg was a fantastic game, which ended 2-2 to leave this tie balanced perfectly. Both teams will fancy their chances of picking up the win, and making the last eight but with home advantage Tottenham have the slight edge. The latest Tottenham betting odds have them as favourites for the tie, they are 6/5 to win the game with Unibet, a price that many people will be taking advantage of. Juventus are outsiders for the game, but they did race into a 2-0 lead in the first leg, if they can do that again and get a fast start they would certainly have a chance of winning.
The first leg game between these two should have been a very tight, low scoring game. However, a very early goal for Juventus really opened the game up and made it a fantastic one to watch. Juventus actually went into a two goal lead, before a great second half comeback from Tottenham saw them score twice to rescue the situation. Not only that, but they set up what should be a great second half for the neutral fans to watch.
Tottenham came close to throwing away this tie with their performance in the first half of the first leg. They went 2-0 down to Juventus, and looked to be in a very tricky position. However, with the way they played in the second half and how they battled back, they were unlucky to not win that game in the end.
That should give them confidence to go out and win this second leg, in front of their home fans. Tottenham are priced up at 6/5 with Unibet to win the game, something I think they will do, reaching the last eight. There is no doubting that Tottenham have the ability to win this game, and if they focus and switch on for the full 90 minutes, then I think they will win it.
Juventus really did throw away a great opportunity in the first leg, and that may affect them mentally. After being in a great position, do Juventus actually think they can win this tie, or do they think they have already blown their chance?
The one positive for Juventus is that they have shown they can dominate Tottenham. During the first leg, Tottenham didn’t have an answer for Juventus at their best, something the Italian team have to do again if they are to win this tie. However, they are away from home, that is going to be even tougher for them to do.
Juventus betting odds are priced up to win the game at 23/9 with Betsson, a price that may tempt a few people into backing them. Juventus will have to be at their very best if they are to win this game, but they do have the ability within their squad.
This game should be the best game of the week, thanks to it being set up perfectly going into the second leg. Tottenham have the advantage by being at home, and also the momentum from the way they fought back in the first leg. Those two together are enough for me to back Tottenham to win this game, and the price of 6/5 with Unibet is a generous one for the home team. After seeing how well they played in the second half of the first tie, I expected to see the Tottenham odds much shorter.
Juventus will know they have a chance, and a few people will back them, however I don’t think they can challenge Tottenham away from home. It’s going to take both a huge performance from Juventus, and a poor performance from Tottenham for this game to go the way of the Italian side, something I don’t see happening.
I am backing Tottenham to win here, and the price of 6/5 with Unibet is a very fair one.