Juventus vs Chelsea prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Juventus vs Chelsea Stats
• Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 matches (Champions League).
• There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Juventus's last 7 games (Champions League).
• Juventus have kept just 1 clean sheet in all competitions this season.
Betting Tip: Draw HT/Chelsea FT
Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from a rare deserved defeat against Manchester City as they head to Turin to take on Juventus. Juve are now back under the watch of Max Allegri, a man who had sustained success with the Bianconeri in his last spell at the club and the Agnelli family will be hoping he can restore former glories not just domestically but on the continent too.
He’s had a tricky start though and has been visibly angry at his players for failing to meet his high standards, particularly from a defensive standpoint. Incredibly the Old Lady have failed to keep a Serie A clean sheet in their last 20 games and given Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala are likely to be ruled out it leaves them light at the top of the pitch as well as suspect at the other end.
Thomas Tuchel did superbly well with Chelsea in this competition last season, overcoming some really tough tests to ultimately win the competition. It was their superb backline efforts that was the cornerstone of their success and that’s largely carried into this season. There’s a great shape about this side but it rarely means they take any teams to the cleaners.
It’s no surprise to see Chelsea as firm favourites even with this being away from home, however the odds-on quotes don’t do it for me. Instead I’ll chance it to be a draw at half time and Chelsea to win the match at a bulbous 4/1. It landed in matchday 1 against Zenit and the additional quality in the ranks could tell later on in the game. Allegri will be hell-bent on getting his ideals onto the pitch and look to avoid a mullering.