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Ahead of the crunch Champions League Group A tie between the Old Lady and FC Hollywood, Goal.com's global editorial team comes up with its prediction...

Either Juventus or Bayern Munich will go out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The hosts need to prevent a German victory in order to safeguard their progress to the knock-out round, while for Louis van Gaal's side, only a win will do in order to overturn the current one-point deficit.

Ahead of the tie, Goal.com asked its team of editors from all over the world for opinions on the likelihood of success for both sides.

Juventus are defending a proud, unbeaten home record in the Champions League, stretching to 16 matches, and have beaten FC Bayern on their last two visits to Turin. However, the unexpected reprieve gained by the Germans when Bordeaux defeated the Old Lady on matchday five will inspire Louis van Gaal's side to seize this opportunity with both hands. With Ivica Olic and Mario Gomez beginning to fire in the goals in the Bundesliga, and with the Bavarians finally achieving some sort of form, Bayern will relish the chance of turning Juve over on their own patch. Although Juventus will have been buoyed by their weekend win over Inter, I believe that FC Hollywood will gain the win they need to go through.

Prediction: Juventus 0-2 Bayern Munich

Peter Staunton, Goal.com International

With the new Juventus midfield of Sissoko, Melo and Marchisio, I can't see any chance for Bayern to compete against Juventus. The Inter win is the turning point of their whole season. I expect Juventus to dominate this match and win it easier than people expect as Bayern have no creativity and no physical power.

Prediction: Juventus 2-0 Bayern Munich
Mohammed Awaad, Goal.com Arabic Edition

This game is not quite as clear-cut as first thought. Although Bayern are still inconsistent, recently they've begun to pick up some decent results away from home, such as the 3-0 win over Hannover. That said, Juve's home form, coupled with their supremely high confidence after beating Inter in the biggest game of the Italian calendar, will see them prevail. I expect to see two goals come from the midfield.

Prediction: Juventus 2-0 Bayern Munich
Ewan Macdonald, Goal.com International


This match has a lot of pressure on it with two coaches that simply have to win or face the consequence. The pressure means that it is unlikely to be a good match; I expect a lot of battling in midfield, a lot of yellow cards and these are the kind of games in which Italian sides excel.

Prediction: Juventus 1-0 Bayern Munich
Tommy Vaneldik, Goal.com Netherlands


Juventus are looking somewhat rejuvenated at the moment, and the confidence boost from a valuable Serie A win over Inter at the weekend is likely to follow through into their Champions League form. A home game for the Bianconeri makes this an even tougher affair for FC Hollywood, and I think Alessandro Del Piero and his team mates will be the happier of the two teams after 90 minutes.

Prediction: Juventus 2-1 Bayern Munich
Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com Africa

Quite simply, anything can happen. But in my eyes, Juventus shouldn't be too sure of qualifying for the next round yet. Bayern Munich are working more and more as the German Rekordmeister traditionally loves to work. In the last 10 matches, Bayern have only lost twice - both against Bordeaux. Admittedly, these were crippling blows, and after the second loss, Louis van Gaal seemed to be close to an exit as Bayern coach. But how is the situation now?

Bayern have fought back into the Bundesliga title picture. In Germany we talk always about the Dusel Bayern - the lucky Bavarians. And yes, they're here again. Since the second Bordeaux defeat, fortune is again on their side. Their last few wins have been close in the Bundesliga, but nobody cares; wins are wins, and that's what they want to see in Munich.

The critics of van Gaal have subsided recently, and why? The media sees that with fortune on their side Bayern have their self confidence back - and that is what makes them dangerous. The Bordeaux win against Juventus really boosted morale at Säbener Straße. They're totally motivated, because they've got the final match situation they wanted. And as you know from Germans: They'll win when they have to.

Prediction: Juventus 1-2 Bayern Munich

Francois Duchateau, Goal.com Germany


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Had Juventus have lost to Inter at the weekend, this game would have been far trickier to predict. However, morale will be so high in the Bianconeri camp after the 2-1 win over their rivals that it is hard to see them messing this up. The crowd will be full and cheering them on and a single goal early in the second half will clinch victory.

Prediction: Juventus 1-0 Bayern Munich
Carlo Garganese, Goal.com International


As I predicted that Bordeaux would go through, I am not astonished to see both teams competing for the runner-up spot. In my opinion, Bayern will qualify because Juventus had a tough match against Inter and because the Germans seem a lot better than one month ago. Olic is a poison and I really think that Bayern has more strength up front and in the midfield. Granted, Munich have a relatively poor goalkeeper and a bad defence. But if they are on a good day there will be no problem. If not, Juve have the talent up front to qualify. Maybe Trezeguet will be the man to watch if he plays. He is always good in big matches.
 
Alexandre Walraevens, Goal.com France


Despite their comparative lack of quality since imposed relegation, Juventus have continued to pick up big results when they need them -- the most recent of them being just this weekend against Inter. Bayern on the other hand have continued to drop points to all sorts of opposition, and with home advantage in the Italians' favour as well, it's all their advantage to lose. Say what you will about Italian football at the moment, but their sides still rarely fail to capitalise on an advantageous position.
 
Prediction: Juventus 1-0 Bayern Munich
Sulmaan Ahmad, Goal.com  UK

It's a hard game to predict; Juventus is objectively the favourite: they will go to the next round with two results, a win and the draw, and their team is stronger than Bayern's. But this match is like a final, these matters don't mean anything. Both teams are in a good moment, I think the manner in which each team approaches the game will be decisive: If Juve start the game with fear and tension, with the objective being a draw then Bayern can make the Old Lady pay. Otherwise, the Bianconeri shouldn't have a problem...

Prediction: Juventus 2-1 Bayern Munich
Sergio Stanco, Goal.com Italy


I believe that Juventus will go to the next stage; they just beat Inter, this shows their good form, they can at least claim a draw against Bayern Munich. The Germans have suffered a lot this season; they only just managed to beat Maccabi and van Gaal has showed he is not good enough for FC Hollywood.

Prediction: Juventus 1-0 Bayern Munich
Tony Mutong, Goal.com Hong Kong


On the surface of things, it's hard to imagine Juventus falling to Bayern Munich. However, look a little deeper, and you'll notice the Bavarians have actually found a groove lately. They have lost only once in all competitions since the start of October (0-2 to Bordeaux), a run of form that includes two away wins and draws with both Leverkusen and Schalke. Juventus, of course, are coming off the big win over Inter. But a week earlier, they fell away to a mediocre Cagliari side, and they lost to Bordeaux a few days before that. The key for Bayern then is to get an early goal, transferring the pressure from themselves onto Juve. And with Mario Gomez in scintillating form (three goals in his last four games), they have a better chance than most people think. Problem is, Juve have Momo Sissoko back and playing well, which means they will control the Ribery-less midfield. In other words, game over.

Prediction: Juventus 1-1 Bayern
Greg Lalas, Goal.com USA

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