Italian SerieA champions Juventus, who just clinched the Title over the weekend, will not have wasted anytime celebrating it considering they will now have to face Real Madrid in the Champions League Semi-Final first leg. The Bianconeri manager Massimo Allegri knows that this will be his hardest challenge to date: “I can’t wait for this match, it’s not everyday that one gets the chance to play against Real Madrid in the Champions League Semi-Final and we know we have to be at our absolute best if we want to get to the final. The good thing is that if we don’t manage to win, few will be upset, it is expected that we lose.” Juventus will be without their star midfielder Pogba but also the likes ofKwadwoAsamoah, Martin Caceres and Luca Marrone, in these two games as they try to reach the final for the first time since 2003 where a top football tipster will remind us that they did so eliminating the very opponents they face tomorrow night. Real Madrid, on the other hand, with a major doubt in striker KarimBenzema but could recover Gareth Bale instead: “Benzema we will see in the next two days,” coach Carlo Ancelotti said after Saturday’s match in La Liga, “We will see if he can train with the team and if he can’t play the good thing is that Bale played 30 minutes without any problems and so we are in a good enough place and we might even have Benzema back too.” A sports betting expert knows that the Bianconeri defence will be tested even without Benzema, but if they hold (and Italian sides often do), then they really do have a chance to get to the final.
Our Probable Formations:
Juventus: (188.8.131.52) Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra, Marchisio, Pirlo, Vidal, Pereyra, Morata and Tevez.
Real Madrid: (4.4.2) Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Marcelo, James, Kroos, Ramos, Isco, Bale and Ronaldo.
Bet Advisor Top Tips:
A top football prediction would have to take into consideration Juventus and Real Madrid have met in six editions of the Champions League (since 1992), with the Old Lady progressing to the final on the only previous occasion they faced the Blancos in the semi-final stage (in 2003).
A good football pick wont forget that Real Madrid have been eliminated in their last three European semi-finals against Italian sides (Juventus 2003, Torino 1992 and AC Milan 1989).