Juventus have it all to do in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 duel with Porto. The Scudetto holders were hotly tipped to advance to the last eight but will be exiting the competition early if they put in a similar performance to the first encounter.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium, Turin – 9 March, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Juventus vs. Porto: BT Sport 2
Last time: Federico Chiesa halved the deficit after efforts from Mehdi Taremi and Moussa Marega.
Juventus vs. Porto Predictions and Preview
Alvaro Morata got a run out in the 3-0 victory over Spezia in Serie A and will feature from the first whistle in midweek. The Spaniard has been battling illness and was only able to feature in the second-half in Portugal and has good pedigree in Europe.
The forward has appeared in three finals and come up with some big goals during both stints with the Turin giants and at Real Madrid. Morata is 7/2 to break the deadlock and partner Cristiano Ronaldo can be found at 11/5.
|Our Eurotips||Odds||Free bets||Bookie|
|Porto to score in both halves||6/1||Offer|
|Juventus to win 1-0||11/2||Offer|
|Weston McKennie to score anytime||10/3||Offer|
The five-time winner is happy in Italy but could seek one final move if the Bianconeri are eliminated early for the second successive campaign. Chiesa will also have a key role and has perhaps exceeded expectations in his first year at the club.
The Italy international was the standout performer in a Fiorentina side constantly battling the drop and has taken no time to settle in to his new surroundings.
The flying winger has eight strikes and five assists to his name from 26 appearances and his importance is growing on a weekly basis. Chiesa is 6/4 to net anytime and it was the Ligurian who handed his team-mates a lifeline at Estadio do Dragao. Juventus are 4/9 to get the better of Porto at full-time and 8/13 to qualify.
Elsewhere, the travelling party will reflect on their missed chances if they bow out. The Dragons could have put the tie to bed but instead gave the Bianconeri a glimmer of hope.
Taremi will lead the line and is a mightily attractive 10/1 to open proceedings. The Porto ace stunned the Bianconeri barely a minute in and has been a shrewd investment since arriving from Rio Ave last August. The Dragons are 6/1 to get the job done in regulation time and 6/5 outright.
One to watch for Juventus: Dejan Kulusevski is likely to be the first roll of the dice from Pirlo and the versatile Swede is 2/1 to notch anytime.
One to watch for Porto: Sérgio Oliveira’s goals and performances this term have earned him a recall to the national setup and the vice-captain is 12/1 to bag first.
Long shot: The Bianconeri look set to miss out on the league title for the first time in a decade and the pressure will only intensify on Pirlo if his troops crash out of Europe at the first knock-out phase. The warning signs have been there all season and if Porto get an early breakthrough, the post-match scenes could be reminiscent to the end of Maurizio Sarri’s tenure. A 2-1 outcome in favour of the Primeira Liga champions is 22/1.