Melbourne Victory host Juventus on Saturday in another pre-season friendly for both teams and kick off is scheduled for 10am, we’ve picked two betting tips in our preview.
Fixture: Melbourne Victory vs Juventus
Competition: International Champions Cup
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Kick-off time: 10am, Saturday 23rd July 2016
The Australian outfit will look to put one over the Italian giants as both teams continue preparations for the new season ahead. A 6th place finish for the Victory actually counts as bottom half in their league, they don't quite have the quality to catch your eye and that has been proven within their recent set of results in ACL qualifying. The stronger teams normally dominate pre-season games coming away with large results whilst making 6-10 substitutions per game. The Victory have played four games since their league ended and have only managed one win, something to worry about. If I was picking a first goalscorer bet for this match it'd certainly be a Juventus player but it's hard to predict the starting line-ups so I'll look elsehwere for my bets on this one.
Juventus as we all know are the Italian champions and giants and if you are backing against them here I would suggest going to see a doctor. They dominated the league, progressed through the Champions League and their back three and goalkeeper basically held the Italian national side together in Euro 2016. This is the first game of the International Champions Cup for both teams and Juventus can easily take the win here and get this small campaign off to winning ways.
WATCH: The art of defending by the Juventus trio.
Of course Juventus are obvious favourites with the bookies but we are still unsure of the strength they will play. I would suggest a strong Juventus starting line-up for the first half and then many substitutions at half time allowing the players to rest and others to prove themselves, something very common in any game before the season. With a strong first half team out I expect them to be leading at half time which gives us better odds than a full time time. My first Melbourne Victory vs Juventus prediction is going to be Juventus Half Time Result at 21/20 with Stan James.
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The back three and goalkeeper of Juventus were extremely impressive for Italy in Euro 2016 and surprised pretty much everyone. They are a very solid outfit having played with each other for some time now they have pretty much sorted everything out. Melbourne have been struggling for goals, although they have scored in their last four games sometimes they have only managed one and this has been against lower opposition. This leads me to my next Melbourne Victory vs Juventus Prediction of Both Teams to Score – No at Evens with William Hill.
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As you will see below both teams rarely score in Juventus’ matches because of the strength of their defence. In their last four matches they have kept three clean sheets.
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Correct Score Prediction
Finally, I am going for a big odds punt and a correct score bet to get your bank started for the season ahead. I have already said I expect Juve to be winning at half time, and Victory not to score. So combining these two along with the quality of Juventus I am going for my third Melbourne Victory vs Juventus prediction a Juventus 3-0 correct score win at 10/1 with William Hill.
Juventus Half Time Result – 21/20 with Stan James: BET HERE.
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