Juventus head to Madrid with a good chance of making the Champions League final and continue their hunt for the elusive treble. Their most influential player, Andrea Pirlo, is conscious of their chances: “We are so close to the final that we want to go all the way, as to win would be a dream come true for me and my team-mates. Real are one of the most important teams in the world and we know how crucial the first-leg win was for us.” A top football betting expert knows that since Real managed the away goal with Ronaldo they have a good chance of going through as long as they don’t concede a goal to Juventus on the break. The Italian side have recovered their French midfielder, Paul Pogba even if only for the bench, but Real too will have Toni Kroos on the bench from the start. A top football betting expert believes that if Real’s manager insists on playing Sergio Ramos in midfield, as he did away in Turin, the Blancos risk getting knocked out as the Spaniard was disastrous in the first leg match.
Our probable formations:
Real Madrid (4.3.3.) Casillas, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Rodriguez, Kroos, Isco, Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo.
Juventus (188.8.131.52) Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Vidal, Morata and Tevez.
BetAdvisor Top Tips:
A top football betting expert will remember that the last time Juventus and Real Madrid met in the semi-final stage the Italian side went through, and that Juventus are undefeated in their last 8 matches in the Champions League.
A top football tipster will take into consideration the fact that Real Madrid have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Juventus in all competitions and that the Bianconeri have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Real Madrid in all competitions.
A final thought from a sport betting expert…Real Madrid have been eliminated in their last three European semi-finals against Italian sides, what do you think?