Juventus travel to face Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals having awakened to their European potential. After reaching the last eight for the third time in the last five campaigns, the Serie A juggernauts landed one of their biggest scalps last time out against Luis Enrique’s hapless side.
With a 3-0 lead from the first leg of the quarter-finals, Juventus are certainly solid favourites to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League - available to new Paddy Power customers at the extremely tempting price of 4/1 (5.0). However, those keen to back a Barcelona revival pointing to their miraculous turnaround against Paris Saint-Germain won't be disappointed, because they can get the hosts at 20/1 (21.0) to progress here.
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While Barcelona have shown that no lead is safe with their comprehensive comeback against PSG in the round of 16, Juventus certainly boast a maturity and mental steel that their Ligue 1 counterparts can’t claim to have and offer tremendous value to progress at 4/1 (5.0).
Proven extremely solid at the back with their own titanic BBC trio - Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini - and boasting the firepower to hurt the Catalans, Massimiliano Allegri’s men will be thinking about what they can do to hurt their hosts instead of focusing on the other way around.
Paulo Dybala announced himself on the world stage by scoring a brace and arguably showing up Lionel Messi, and the Bianconeri could all but cement their spot in the last four if they are able to find the back of the net once or even twice at Camp Nou. The Bianconeri are the only team to have won all four of their away games in the Champions League this term, scoring 10 goals and conceding just once.
Indeed, Juve chances of making the semi-finals in two of the last three seasons would be boosted no end if they can soak up wave after wave of Barcelona pressure and hold out - the Italian champions have not conceded in 441 minutes of European action and conceded fewer goals than any other side left in the Champions League.
Similarly potent up front, with Gonzalo Higuain and Dybala - seeking his fifth goal in as many Champions League knockout games - leading the line, and Juve look top value at the 4/1 (5.0) price to progress beyond the quarter-final stage against Barcelona.
That said, football is a funny old game, and Barcelona again proved no miracle is beyond them as they trounced PSG to reach the last eight - still the biggest ever comeback in Champions League history.
The Catalans sit on top of a 15 home game winning run and have been topped up to 20/1 (21.0) to seal another formidable, improbable win in front of their fans and qualify for the semi-finals of Europe’s premier club competition.
Increasingly inspirational leading the line for Barcelona is Neymar and the club’s hero against PSG will prove a potent outlet as ever for his team in their time of need, and can be trusted to add to his four goals and five assists in his three Champions League games on home soil this season.
Eager to revive their faltering reputation as one of Europe’s elite, Luis Enrique’s men will go all out to reach the last four, and the long shot of overturning the 3-0 deficit suffered in Turin the are reflected in the absolute generosity of the 20/1 (21.0) odds available to new Paddy Power players.
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