Juventus vs Manchester United: Italian champions to blank Red Devils
Juventus vs Manchester United Match Preview and Predictions
Paul Pogba returns to Turin on Wednesday night as Juventus host Manchester United needing a win to qualify for the knockout stage as group winners.
[All odds correct at time of publication]
The Italian champions ran the Red Devils ragged at Old Trafford last month, especially in the first half, and were worth more than the 1-0 win which came courtesy of Paulo Dybala's 17th-minute close-range finish.
Juve have won all three of their Champions League matches and are five points clear of United at the top of Group H.
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When is it? Wednesday 7th November
What time is kick-off? 20:00
Where is it being played? Juventus Stadium
Which channel is it on? BT Sport 2
Juventus vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Here are our best tips for Wednesday's match for which we also have a range of other markets available:
Jose Mourinho accepted his side were second best in the reverse fixture and says United had always been fighting it out for second place in the group.
Juventus outshot United 14-5 on the night and afterwards Mourinho said: "We played against one of the biggest candidates, to win the Champions League and we did the possible.
"We could get the different result, especially because of the way we played in the second half. We didn't especially because Mr (Leonardo) Bonucci, Mr (Giorgio) Chiellini, they could go to Harvard University to give classes about how to be a central defender. Absolutely fantastic.
"It is a team that has everything, they have talent everywhere. Of course Cristiano, Dybala, the talent they have in attack, but the quality all over the pitch and a really difficult match."
The Italians have made a great start in Serie A as they seek to win the title for the eighth year in a row and are 6/10 to win on Wednesday night.
Juve have won 10 of their 11 Serie A matches, with a draw against Genoa the only blot on their card, and they have not conceded in any of their three Champions League matches.
With that in mind, the first of our Juventus vs Manchester United predictions is for Juventus to win to nil at 6/4.
Feature match previews for this week
If you're interested in tips on our feature Champions League matches for this week, check out our in-depth previews below:
First goalscorer tips
Dybala has opened the scoring in two of Juventus' Champions League matches and also broke the deadlock after just 43 seconds during Saturday's 3-1 win against Cagliari - the fastest goal in Serie A for six years.
We tipped the Argentina striker to score first against United at 5/1 and are going in again at the same price as our first goalscorer tip thanks to a BetStars Odds Boost from 4/1.
Anytime goalscorer tips
Juve's goals have centred around Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic this season, with Dybala leading the way with four in the Champions League, but for an outsider we like the prospects of Leonardo Bonucci in the anytime scorer market at 17/2.
The centre-back scored in the 3-1 win against Napoli and actually struck the equaliser in last season's 3-1 defeat by Juve when he was at AC Milan, so he knows how to find the net against tough teams.
Where the game will be won or lost
Mourinho's words after the defeat by Juventus suggests United would be pushing it to get a result in Turin.
He said: "I'm happy with the players. Since the draw we knew it would be a fight with Valencia for the second position and that is what we are going to try."
Asked how far away United are from the Italians, Mourinho said: "A bit far. Juventus are champions (of Italy) for seven years in a row, two Champions League finals in the last four or five years and (they're) not happy with what they have, they want more.
"They had (Gonzalo) Higuain, (Mario) Mandzukic, Dybala, they want more. They want Ronaldo. They had (Andrea) Barzagli, Chiellini, (Daniele) Rugani, they are not happy, they want more, they want Bonucci, and they go for the best players in the world."
Interestingly Juve have only been ahead at the break in five of their 11 Serie A matches although at home they have a W4 D2 L0 record, whereas in the Champions League they have been leading at the break on every occasion.
We fancy the hosts to be leading at half-time and full-time at 29/20 and for the first goal to be scored between 11-20 minutes at 17/4 as it was at Old Trafford and in three of Juve's last five home matches.
Traders' Tips - View from the trading floor
Juventus have won all three group matches without conceding and look good for a win to nil against a United side that were completely outplayed at Old Trafford.
Europa League previews
If you're interested in tips on this week's Europa League fixtures, check out our in-depth previews below:
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