Monaco vs Juventus betting tips and predictions ahead of this Champions League semi-final, kicking off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
Will the attacking talent of Monaco or the defensive strength of Juventus swing this tie? We think it could be decided by Juve’s clinical attack seeing off the French side’s vulnerable backline, but we could be in for a tight first leg before it gets to that.
With the second leg at home, Juventus will know they just need to get through this trip and then look to exploit Monaco next week. The French side will have plenty of confidence after scoring three times in every European knock-out game this term. However, to repeat that this week they’d need to more than double the number of goals Juve have conceded in Europe this season.
Juve have conceded just twice in eight matches, keeping eight clean sheets. While Monaco’s great forward line has carried them to the semis, the Italian champions have been excellent at the back. They’ve not conceded in Europe since progressing from the group stage. The way they shut down Barcelona’s brilliant attack should worry the Ligue 1 leaders, which has us expecting a tight game. The visitors have won 1-0 in Lyon, beat Porto 2-0 away before drawing 0-0 in the Camp Nou. We can see another low scoring affair, so we’re backing under 2.5 goals at 20/23 with BetBright in our first Monaco vs Juventus prediction.
This clash pits the champions elect of France and Italy together. Monaco have 83 points from 34 games, while Juve have 84 from 34. Many are making Juve heavy favourites, but they’ll know this is a dangerous tie. Max Allegri promised to attack in Barcelona, before instructing his men to keep things tight. They’re likely to shut down space and try to frustrate the hosts once again, so we’re backing against both teams to score in our second Monaco vs Juventus betting tip. BTTS no seems like great value at 11/10 with Betfred, especially as none of Juve’s last five European clashes have seen both sides score.
Monaco are missing Djibril Sidibe at right-back, while his likely replacement Almamy Touré is a doubt. Juventus are missing Sami Khedira through suspension.
Their 2015 quarter-final meeting is the only recent competitive clash between these sides. Neither of those were high scoring, with Juve going through 1-0 on aggregate on route to the final.
We’ve already backed a low scoring game, but we have one final tip ahead of this Champions League semi-final. While we see a low scoring tie, we wouldn’t be surprised by a repeat of the 2015 meeting here. Juventus came and ground out a 0-0 two years ago, just as they did in Barcelona last month. We’re backing a repeat in our final Monaco vs Juventus betting tip, which is priced at 11/1 with William Hill.
Under 2.5 goals – 20/23 with Bet Bright.
Both teams to score no – 11/10 with Betfred.
0-0 Draw – 11/1 with William Hill.
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