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The last matches of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 will be this third week of March, on tuesday 14th. We already lived the week before the epic 6-1 comeback of FC Barcelona after having lost 4-0 against PSG, it was something incredible, a lifetime memory. But this week, 2 of the last 4 games are very interesting, especially for punters.
The 2017 Draw Looks Something Like This:
The matches that interest us are Juventus vs. Porto in Italy, and the second leg of Leicester City (EPL champion) vs Sevilla at King Power Stadium.
Both matches have a lot to offer, the possibilities for making bets in either match are many. The bettors can take advantage of multiple options according to their needs. These matches have the potential for the simple reason that teams need to work hard if they want to move to the next round of the UEFA Champions League.
Juventus Vs. Porto in Italy
It is not easy for any team to lose in the first leg of Round of 16. Sevilla won at home against Leicester City 2-1, which forces Sevilla to maintain the result or score a goal, but Leicester City has a lot to offer at home. Porto lost at home against Juventus, it was a painful defeat, but they know they have a chance if they score a pair of goals at "Juventus Stadium".
It will not be easy for the Portuguese team, they know very well that they must win at the home of Juventus if they want to move to the next round of the Champions League. The first leg of Porto against Juventus did had a series of very strange events, especially for the Alex Telles red card before finishing the first half of the game (what a booking surprise for punters). Porto thought it was going to be easy to beat the Old Lady knowing the lack of Roberto Bonucci (who had been suspended for problems off the field with manager Allegri.) But the reality was different and they lost control of the match to concede 2 Goals at home, an advantage that will be very difficult to overcome if they do not have a clear strategy.
It will not be easy for Porto to overcome the advantage that Juventus has over them, but if they know how to use the weaknesses of the Old Lady at home, they may be able to take advantage before ending the first half.
Juventus had no problem to beat "difficult" teams during the current season of the UEFA Champions League, rather they have been in a good state and have not shown problems to stand on the pitch. They easily beat Sevilla in the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, 3-1, with the Spanish team being a favorite this season. They won against Lyon in France 1-0 and tied at home 1-1 to eliminate them from the Champions League.
Juventus is currently scoring an average of 1.00 goals on average at home, while conceding an average of 0.33 goals to visiting teams. The goals at Juventus Stadium usually appear from minute 32 in most of the matches of the Champions League. Juventus has a dominion over Serie A and playing at home in Champions League is one of the best things that can happen to them this season to secure their pass to the next round.
Porto will have no chance against the power of the Old Lady in Italy.