CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL: JUVENTUS - BARCELONA

Champions League Final - Juventus-Barcelona Betting Tips and Match Preview

In this post betting tips and detailed preview of the Champions League Final Juventus-Barcelona scheduled on Saturday at Olympiastadion in Berlin.


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JUVENTUS - BARCELONA


On Saturday night, Olympiastadion in Berlin will host the 60th Final of the most important european competition.

Both teams have already won 2 trophies in the current season (national league and national cup) and they are both trying to reach the "triplete" which would be the 8th in the history of european football.


How Barça and Juve reached the final


After a 2nd place in the group stage below Atletico Mardid, Juventus has defeated Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Real Madrid, winning 4 matches and conceding only 3 goals, while Barcelona has won the group stage and has then had the best against Manchester City, PSG and Bayern Munchen, collecting 5 wins and scoring 13 goals.



Long distance shots


In their leagues, Barcelona and Juventus have showed a lot of differences in their gamestyles and one of them is really clear: the statistic about goals scored shooting from the distance. Barcelona has only scored 7,27% of the total amount of goals shooting from the distance (only 8 goals among the 110 scored), while Juventus 30,5% (22 out of 72).

About conceded goals this kind of stats are much more balanced since both teams have conceded the most of their goals inside their penalty area (Barcelona 20 out of 21 and Juventus 20 out of 24).

This stat must be kept on mind because Juventus has 2 good shooters (Vidal and Pogba) who have already showed they can find goals shooting from the distance on several occasions.


Goals scored by Vidal
Goals scored by Vidal in the current season
Goals scored by Pogba
Goals scored by Pogba in the current season


Dead ball occasions


From this point of view both teams have showed a substancial equivalence: Barcelona has scored 22 goals while Juventus 19.

Althought the equilibrium in dead balls occasions, Juventus has proved to be able to score a lot during corner kicks occasions and we expect to see Juventus defenders in Barcelona's box everytime there will be occasion.

Another important stats useful for betting is: Juventus is the team that has conceded more corner kicks to its opponents (57).


Barcelona's ability in counterattacking


Barcelona has showed lot of times they can alternate their tiki-taka to fast counterattacks, taking advantage of the great vision of the game of Ivan Rakitic and the pace of the 3 forwarders Messi, Suarez and Neymar.

It will be very likely to see Barcelona score with a fast counterattack because Juventus can manage very well situations where opponents make a lot of ball possession even if Chiellini will be missing.



Prediction


Barcelona is obviously favourite but to say the truth, the odds for their win are not that high.


It would be more safe to bet on which team will obtain more corner kicks and we choose Barça for the reasons explained above.


We also like Messi to score anytime



 

JUVENTUS (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Barzagli, Evra; Pirlo, Marchisio, Pogba; Vidal; Morata, Tévez.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitić; Neymar, Messi, Suárez.

 


BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (2.05, Sporting Bet)
BARCELONA TO WIN (1.67, Matchbook)

MORE CORNER KICKS: BARCELONA (1.55, 10Bet)

MESSI TO SCORE ANYTIME (2.00 Matchbook)

CORRECT SCORE: 1-2 (9.25, Sporting Bet)


 

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