Juventus were in for quite a surprise in their first match of the Champions League but grabbed all three points. They have been perfect so far in the season, winning all their matches in all competitions. They will now play host to Swiss side Young Boys on Tuesday, in the 2nd Match-day of the Champions League. Young Boys met a bad loss in the premiere against Manchester United and will not have much luck here either.
Date/Time: 10-2-2018, 12:55 EDT
Spread: Young Boys +2.25
Total: 3.25 Goals
Juventus (1-0-0) are coming off a really hard-fought 2-0 win on the road against Valencia in the first match. Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut came to an abrupt end at the 29th minute when he received a red card. But that didn’t stop Juventus, who went on to score twice from the penalty spot to eventually win by 2-0. They have now won all eight matches in all competitions but keeping just four clean sheets in the process. Juventus have lost just once in their last 28 European matches at home (16-1-11). Moreover, they have lost just twice in their last 33 matches in European competitions regardless of venue.
On the other hand, Young Boys won the Swiss championship last season for the first time since 1986. They got a ticket to the Champions League qualifiers where they eliminated Dinamo Zagreb. After a 1-1 at home they won by 2-1 on the road. But they met a tough loss in the premiere, falling by 3-0 at home against Manchester United. Young Boys have won just two of their last eleven European matches (2-5-4). Their away win against Dinamo Zagreb ended their 13-match win-less streak in away matches for Young Boys (1-9-4). Their last visit to Italy resulted in a tough 0-3 loss against Napoli four years ago. In their only other away match in Italy they defeated Udinese by 3-2 back in 2013/14 Europa League.
Juventus will be missing Cristiano Ronaldo due to a suspension in this match. But they have such a deep roster filled with players ready to fill the void. They will most likely extend their winning streak against a side that can do very little to threaten.
Young Boys fell hard at home against Manchester United and something similar should happen in Torino. The most they could do here was to score once against a not so solid Juventus side. But I expect Juventus to be clinical in this match and grab the three points.
Champions League Juventus vs Young Boys Prediction: Juventus -2.25 (+104)
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