Juventus welcomes Olympiakos in a match of the 2nd round (group stage) of the UEFA Champions League.
Juventus: The home team comes to this 2nd round of Group D after a loss in their debut. Barcelona beat them in their Champions League opener, going down 3-0, though they were very unlucky to lose that game and by such a margin. However, they haven’t lost at home in 10 Champions League matches. For this match, De Sciglio, Howedes and Marchisio are unavailable due to injuries.
Olympiakos: The away team were beaten at home (2-3) by Sporting Lisbon in their opening game. Also, that was a match in which they conceded a lot of good chances. However, they are in very bad shape coming into their toughest test of the season so far. Besides, they have a really poor performance in the Greek league, too. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature. They have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but, still, Olympiakos has scored consistently.
Conclusion: All in all, Juventus was a finalist in 2 of the last 3 Champions league, and they are once again a big favourite. Each of the last 3 matches that Juventus have played had over 2.5 goals. On the other side, Olympiakos haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last five games. Therefore, this is going to be unbalanced but open match with many goals.
|04.11.14||CL||Juventus||Olympiakos Piraeus||3 : 2|
|22.10.14||CL||Olympiakos Piraeus||Juventus||1 : 0|
|10.12.03||CL||Juventus||Olympiakos Piraeus||7 : 0|
|30.09.03||CL||Olympiakos Piraeus||Juventus||1 : 2|
|17.03.99||CL||Olympiakos Piraeus||Juventus||1 : 1|