class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Serie A holders saw their eight-game unbeaten streak ended at the weekend but our tipster is backing them to bounce back in the Champions League
Juventus continue their quest for a first Champions League title in 25 years when they travel to Porto for the first leg of their last-16 clash at Estadio Do Dragao.
The 36-time Serie A winners have reached the final of this competition five times since the last time they lifted it back in 1996, but they crashed out at this stage last season.
Porto vs Juventus Latest Odds
Juve won five of their six games in the group stage, losing only to Barcelona, and are 19/20 (1.95) with bet365 to take a first-leg lead back to Italy.
Porto have not won any of the five previous meetings between these two teams and are 16/5 (4.20) outsiders to break that run with victory here.
The Portuguese champions have drawn their last four matches in all competitions and another stalemate is 9/4 (3.25).
Porto vs Juventus Team News
Mouhamed Mbaye, Nanu, Otavio and Zaidu Sanusi are all injured for Porto, whilst Ivan Marcano is doubtful.
Juve will be without Arthur, Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala, Franco Israel and Aaron Ramsey for the clash in Portugal.
Porto vs Juventus Preview
Juventus’ bid for a 10th consecutive Serie A faltered somewhat at the weekend after a 1-0 defeat at Napoli, putting Andrea Pirlo’s men eight points behind leaders Inter.
Despite the result, they will likely take heart from the performance that saw them amass 24 shots and only denied at least a point thanks to a string of fine saves by Alex Meret, with Cristiano Ronaldo going close on a number of occasions.
Given Juve were on an eight-match streak without defeat prior to Saturday, winning seven of those, they may prove too much to handle for a Porto side that has gone four games without victory.
Although two of those draws came against third-place Sporting Braga, with one meeting in the cup, the other two came against relegation-threatened pair Belenenses and Boavista.
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Porto vs Juventus Tips and Predictions
Juventus should be able to claim victory over Porto, especially after beating Barcelona in their last Champions League away game, and bet365’s price of 19/20 (1.95) on an away win offers the best bet for this last-16 clash on Wednesday.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.