Juventus-Bayern Munich Betting Preview: Expect the visitors to take advantage of Italian desperation in a high-scoring affair

Antonio Conte's side need to score at least twice in order to keep their European dreams alive and our expert thinks that this will lead to an open game in Turin
Juventus have a mountain to climb when they play host to Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarter-final this evening, looking to fight back from a 2-0 first leg deficit for the first time in their history.

The Germans were unlucky not to come away with a more emphatic victory after a commanding performance in Bavaria and will be in particularly high spirits after wrapping up the Bundesliga title at the weekend with a record six games still to play.

Die Roten’s 4-1 win in Turin three years ago was the Italian champions’ last European home defeat and they are available at 13/8 (2.63) with Paddy Power to inflict more humiliation on the hosts this time out.

Antonio Conte’s men are on offer at the same 13/8 (2.63) odds to keep the tie alive with a fourth consecutive home win in this competition, while the draw is priced up at 12/5 (3.40).

The Bianconeri will be hoping for an early goal to give themselves a foothold in the tie, and will be forced to throw men forward with more desperation as the game progresses.

This will inevitably lead to them leaving space in behind the defence for the opposition’s devastating attack to punish, so it would be a surprise if we did not see goals at both ends.

Juventus have only failed to score once at home in 24 games this season, while Bayern have hit the back of the net in all 25 of their away trips this campaign, meaning odds of 4/6 (1.67) seem exceedingly generous on both team getting on the score sheet this evening.

While Conte’s men boast quality all over the pitch, many consider the only thing separating them from the very best sides is the presence of a star striker.

However, while Fabio Quagliarella may not be one of the most glamorous names in world football, he is a reliably consistent goalscorer and has hit an impressive four goals in just three starts in this season’s Champions League.

The clinical frontman will play a key role if the hosts are to overturn the deficit and offers excellent value at 21/10 (3.10) to hit the back of the net at the Juventus Stadium.

Both teams to score at 4/6 (1.67) with Paddy Power
Fabio Quagliarella to score anytime at 21/10 (3.10) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.