The Champions League gets going this midweek and we’ve a cracker of an opening match tonight as European heavyweights Barcelona and Juventus do battle at the Nou Camp.
You suspect that neither could do with a game of this importance so early on in the season, so it’s a clash that you feel both teams would happily walk away with a draw from.
With home advantage, the match betting makes Barcelona the favourites at 1.80, with the draw 3.60 and Juventus as big as 4.33.
Also – Don’t forget – the sides also met in this competition last season at the Qtr-final stage and with Juventus winning that one 3-0 over the two legs then the Italians will come into the game full of confidence.
In fact, Barcelona have won just 1 of their last 6 head-to-heads against Juventus so odds-on backers – despite having home advantage – might want to take that form line into account.
Both teams have scored in 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads, but as we all know Juventus are the masters at defending and managed to keep Barcelona at bay over two legs last season.
The draw at 3.60 certainly makes plenty of appeal, but so does the 2.05 on offer in the ‘Double Chance’ market on either a Juventus win or a stalemate, so this is the way we are going here.
Best Bet: JUVENTUS/DRAW ‘Double Chance’ @2.05