Meanwhile, Lyon could record famous double over Manchester City, while Roma welcome Real Madrid
The UEFA Champions League is set to return this coming week, with three huge fixtures to be played this Tuesday night (27 November). Italian champions Juventus welcome Valencia to Turin, while Lyon have the chance to record the double over Manchester City and defending European champions Real Madrid head to the Italian capital to lock horns with AS Roma.
First things first
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First up, Juventus host Spanish club in Group H. The Italian club recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over this opponent back in Spin and will be confident of taking all three points this time around as they look to exert their authority following their 2-1 reverse to Manchester United last time out.
Juventus have only ever lost three times to Spanish opposition in 26 previous games and are unlikely to suffer a fourth loss on Tuesday night. Valencia have won two of 11 games in Italy, and can come into the match brimming with confidence after three wins in a row across all competitions.
And it is indeed Juventus who come into the match as the overwhelming favourites to take all three points in this one. You can back the Italian giants to pick up the win at just 1.40, while Valencia are out at 7.50 to do the same – a draw is priced in the middle at 4.50, according to Oddsshark.
We are expecting Juventus to record a comfortable victory in this one. A repeat of that 2-0 score line is priced at 7.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$35 pay out, while you can more than double your money by backing under 2.5 goals in the game at 2.10.
Lyon out to beat City again
Lyon are out to record what would be a historic double over Premier League champions Manchester City when the pair clash in France. Lyon won 2-1 at the Etihad back in September and currently sit second in Ligue 1.
Lyon have only ever lost once to English opposition on home soil, but this Manchester City is one of the strongest around. They sit two points clear at the top of the Premier League and remain unbeaten in domestic competition.
And City’s technical quality is likely to shine through here. A comfortable, 3-1 win for the English side is priced competitively at 10.00, thereby offering a ten-fold return on any investment, while you could more than double your money by backing a combo bet of a City victory and both teams to score, which is priced at 2.37.
Roma could inflict more misery on Real
And finally, AS Roma could heap more pressure on European champions Real Madrid in Group G. Real have won all three of the most recent meetings between these two teams, as well as seven of the last 11, but their recent domestic form leaves a lot to be desired.
Real are down in sixth place in La Liga, and were thumped 3-0 by tiny Eibar this past weekend. Roma’s recent form has also been less than consistent, with the club from the capital losing to struggling Udinese in their most recent Serie A outing.
Real won the corresponding fixture 3-0 back in September but we are expecting a much closer game this time around. With both teams expected to reach the last 16 of the continental competition, this clash could well go a long way to deciding who finishes top of the group.
And it is visitors Real who come in as the favourites to pick up the win. You can more than double your money by backing the defending champions to take all three points at 2.05 while Roma, despite home advantage, are out at 3.20 to do the same – a draw would appear to be the least likely outcome and is priced accordingly at 3.75.
But we are expecting the Italians to spring a surprise. A narrow, 2-1 win for Roma comes in at 12.00, with the home side out at 3.25 to score in both halves and 1.90 to win either half.
UEFA Champions League fixtures:
Tuesday, 27 November
(4.75) AAEK x Ajax (1.72); draw (3.60)
(1.72) CSKA x Viktoria Plzen (4.75); draw (3.60)
(1.28) Bayern Munich x Benfica (10.00); draw (5.50)
(1.40) Juventus x Valencia (7.50); draw (4.50)
(7.00) Lyon x Manchester City (1.36); draw (5.25)
(1.25) Manchester United x Young Boys (10.00); draw (6.00)
(3.20) AS Roma x Real Madrid (2.05); draw (3.75)
(1.80) Hoffenheim x Shakhtar Donetsk (3.80); draw (4.00)