Monaco vs Juventus: Italian giants rated just too strong
Kick Off: 1945, 03/05/2017
Stadium: Stade Louis II
TV: BT Sport
There will be a clear clash of styles when Monaco take on Juventus in the Champions League semi-finals and we reckon the percentage pick is to side with the Italian giants.
Monaco have been a breath of fresh air in this season’s tournament but their gung-ho tactics are fraught with danger when coming up against such experienced and clinical opponents.
The first of our Monaco vs Juventus betting tips is to take 23/20 for an away win in the first leg.
A Look At Monaco’s Betting Odds
Monaco have won plenty of new admirers with their incredibly entertaining brand of football and this young side appears to be fearless, both at home and away.
The French side have unearthed a potential superstar in teenage striker Kylian Mbappe and helped Radamel Falcao recapture the sparkle which slipped away during spells with Manchester United and Chelsea.
Attacking full-backs have assisted in Monaco managing to score 12 goals over four games against Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund but this time they will come up against one of Europe’s meanest defences.
We’re taking 8/5 for Monaco to only score once in the home leg.
A Look At Juventus’ Betting Odds
Juventus have produced some good old-fashioned Italian defending to secure a relatively smooth passage to the semi-finals, conceding just two goals during the group stage and then beating Porto and Barcelona 3-0 on aggregate.
With legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stuck in behind a well-drilled and combative back-line, Juve will always be hard to break down, whatever the calibre of opposition.
However, the progress made by Paulo Dybala up front and his partnership with fellow Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain has also given them an extra dimension in attack as they seek a third European Cup triumph.
Monaco will always give chances away and we like 17/4 for Juve to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 here.
Last Champions League result:
MONACO 3-1 Borussia Dortmund – Kylian Mbappe, Radamel Falcao, Valere Germain
Barcelona 0-0 JUVENTUS
Head-to-head: Monaco 0-0 Juventus, Juventus 1-0 Monaco, Monaco 3-2 Juventus, Juventus 4-1 Monaco.