Juventus gave up a two-goal lead against Atletico Madrid in the premiere and grabbed just one point. They will now return home for their next assignment, where they will host German side Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. The Germans suffered a terrible loss at home against Lokomotiv Moscow and are already in a dire place.
Date/Time: 10-1-2019, 15:00 EST
Spread: Juventus -1
Total: 2.75 Goals
Juventus were doing a great job in the premiere against Atletico Madrid with a two-goal lead on the road. But they were careless in the final 20 minutes of the match, conceding twice for a 2-2 draw. That means that Juventus have won just one of their last six matches for the competition (1-3-2). Last season they lost twice at home in the Champions League, the first time ever this has happened. They have now lost just four of their last 38 European matches at home though (22-4-12). However, three of those defeats came within their last six matches. Juventus are win-less in their last four matches against German clubs (0-1-3). And they have won just one of their last five matches as hosts against German sides (1-2-2).
On the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen lost in the premiere, in what was theoretically their easiest match in the group. Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow took an early lead but scored an own goal to tie the match at 1-1 at the 25th minute. However, they scored another goal at the 37th minute, forcing Bayer Leverkusen to a 2-1 loss at home. The Germans have now won just two of their last 14 Champions League matches (2-4-8). However, they are undefeated in their last five away matches in the competitions (1-0-4). But they are without a win in their last five trips to Italy (0-4-1).
The two teams met in the group stage of the 2001/02 edition, where they exchanged home wins. Juventus won by an easy 0-4 in this venue but fell by 1-3 in Germany. Leverkusen surely have a lot of quality up front and could create problems to a not-so-sturdy Juventus defense. Taking the Over 2.75 Goals here.
Champions League Juventus vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction: Over 2.75 Goals (-101)
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