Italian side Juventus will tonight host French league leaders AS Monaco for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final game at the Juventus Stadium, Turin.
The Monaco team is looking forward to cause an upset to the Bianconeri by overturning the 2-0 defeat they suffered last week at the Stade Louis II.
In Champions League history, no team has ever overturned a two-goal first-leg loss in the semis and Monaco are hoping to be the first team to make it happen.
Juventus has an impressive record of securing 9 wins and 2 loses at their home grounds in all their 11 European Cup semi-final appearances and are yet to concede a goal in their five knockout games in this season’s competition.
Monaco on the other hand has failed to snatch a win outside home in their three European Cup semi-final appearances.
Juventus, who are placed first on the Serie A table, drew 1-1 against Torino at home over the weekend.
In their last five matches in all competitions, the Old ladies has snatched 2 wins and 3 draws; scoring 9 goals and conceding 3.
Monaco are also placed first in Ligue A with 3 points ahead of Paris Saint Germain who is placed second. Over the weekend, they defeated Nancy 0-3.
Monaco has won 3and lost 2 out of their last five matches in all competitions; scoring 8 goals and conceding 7.
Pundits expect Juventus to repeat the defensive game play they exhibited against Barcelona at the Camp Nou during their second leg quarter-final game again as Monaco will be under pressure to overturn the scoreline to book a place at the final.
Date: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Kick off: 18:45GMT
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin
Referee: Bjoern Kuipers (Netherlands)
TV Info: BT Sport 2. Fox Sports 1.
Juventus (4-2-3-1): Buffon; Alves, Bonucci, Barzagli, Chiellini; Pjanic, Khedira; Mandzukic, Dybala, Sandro; Higuain
AS Monaco (4-4-2): Subasic; Mendy, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe; Silva, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar; Falcao, Mbappe
BETTING according to Goal.com
Having crashed to a 2-0 defeat in the home leg, Leonardo Jardim’s men are 9/2 (5.50) outsiders with Paddy Power to keep their chances of reaching the final alive by joining Bayern Munich as the only away team to come out on top at the Juventus Stadium in Europe.
Alongside Real Madrid, the Bianconeri are the only team left in the competition yet to taste defeat, and are clear 8/13 (1.57) favourites to reach a second final in three seasons with victory here.
The hosts were held to a 1-1 derby draw by neighbours Torino at the weekend, and there are odds of 14/5 (3.80) available on them settling for another stalemate in this one.
Match Odds according to betting.betfair.com