Juventus vs Barcelona Preview, Tips and Odds

Juventus and Barca will meet for their 2nd game of the group stage of the Champions League, with both sides separated only on goal difference in the standings of group G of the tournament, as they both are on three points. Many fans expect to see Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Lionel Messi at Allianz Stadium on Wednesday, but the Portuguese superstar is in self isolation after testing positive for covid-19 and need to get a negative test 24 hours before the match in order to take part in the game. The teams exchanged Miralem Pjanic and Arthur Melo in a two-way deal during the summer transfer window.

Juventus vs Barcelona Head to Head

Head to Head Last game Last games Last games home/away
Juventus Draw 1 W/ 5 D/ 4 L 1 W / 3 D/ 2 L
Barcelona Draw 4 W/ 5 D/ 1 L 2 W/ 3 D/ 1 L

Last game between the teams: 22.11.2017 Champions League: Juventus – Barcelona 0:0
Last game at this venue: 22.11.2017 Champions League: Juventus – Barcelona 0:0

Worth mentioning: The two European heavyweights have met on ten occasions so far, with the first ever game dating back to 1986. None of the teams have managed to score more than a goal in any of the first four H2H clashes until Barca and Juve faced in the final of the Champions League in 2015 and the Spaniards triumphed with 1:3 score. The most recent H2H clashes were played in 2017, when both sides met five times in the calender year. Juventus have won only once against Barcelona – in the 1st leg of their quarter final battle in the spring of 2017, but since then Barca recorded two victories and the other two ended draws, with the Catalans keeping three clean sheets in the process. Three of the last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, while only one witnessed goals at both ends.

Juventus vs Barcelona Stats

As of 26.10 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Juventus Draw 5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L 4 W / 1 D/ 0 L
Barcelona Loss 6 W/ 1 D/ 3 L 4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L

Last game Juventus: 25.10.2020 Serie A: Juventus – Verona 1:1; Dejan Kulusevski 78’; Andrea Favilli 60’
Top performers Juventus: Alvaro Morata 3 goals 1 assist, Cristiano Ronaldo 3 goals, Dejan Kulusevski 2 goals.
Next game Juventus: 01.11.2020 Serie A: Spezia – Juventus
Last game Barcelona: 24.10.2020 La Liga: Barcelona – Real Madrid 1:3; Ansu Fati 8’; Federico Valverde 5’, Sergio Ramos 63’(penalty), Luka Modric 90’
Top performers Barcelona: Ansu Fati 5 goals, Lionel Messi 3 goals, Philippe Coutinho 2 goals 2 assists.
Next game Barcelona: 31.10.2020 La Liga: Alaves – Barcelona

Last 10 games GF:GA Over 2.5 goals BTTS Clean sheets
Juventus 21-10 6 5 4
Barcelona 23-16 7 6 3

Worth mentioning: Juventus continued to struggle in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and on Sunday managed to earn only a point at home against Verona, as the game ended in 1:1 stalemate. If not counting the awarded 3:0 victory over Napoli, then Juve have won just one of their last four encounters – the visit to Dynamo Kyiv in the previous Champions League round and each of the other three ended in draws. Just two of the Old Lady last seventeen clashes were won by the visiting sides. Two of their last five meetings featured over 2,5 goals, as three saw both involved teams to score.
Barcelona lost the Clasico with Real Madrid 1:3 at Camp Nou on Saturday and are on a run of two consecutive defeats and without a triumph in three La Liga games. The Catalan giants only triumph across the last four encounters came in the previous Champions League clash, when trashing Ferencvaros 5:1. Lionel Messi have failed to score from open play in six straight outings. Only one draw has been registered in Barcelona’s previous sixteen meetings. Three of their last five clashes resulted in over 2,5 goals, and also three witnessed goals at both ends.

Juventus vs Barcelona News

Missing players Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo have tested positive for Covid 19. Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro and Giorgio Chiellini are doubtful.
Missing players Barcelona: Gerard Pique is suspended. Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Samuel Umtiti and Philippe Coutinho are injured.

Juventus vs Barcelona Predictions

Both teams to score – 1.61 @ bet365