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Juventus v Barcelona Betting Special: Messi & Higuain on opposing sides once more

11:30 EAT 11/04/2017
Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Sevilla
We look at the scorers market where the visitors boast the tournament's top scorer and the hosts have a striker who knows about scoring against Barca

The last away match Barcelona played in this competition saw them comfortably beaten 4-0 in Paris. That result necesitated the greatest comeback in Champions League history in the second leg at the Camp Nou, and while it was celebrated wildly by Luis Enrique and his players, the manager will be hoping that his side do not need to perform miracles again.

The Blaugrana head to Turin where Juventus are unbeaten in a year and half with the Italian champions scoring in 21 of their last 22 home matches in all competitions. During that time, only Sevilla have kept a clean sheet in Turin and the hosts will fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet against a Barca side with an unimpressive recent away record.

Saturday saw Juve beat Chievo 2-0 at home with Gonzalo Higuain finding the back of the net twice after a mini-drought of five league games. The former Real Madrid forward netted three times in Clasicos during his seven-season spell at the Bernabeu and dabblebet offer him at 21/20 (2.05) to score once more against the Catalans.

Just behind him in the betting for the hosts is Mario Mandzukic at 17/10 (2.70) while star Paulo Dybala is priced at 9/5 (3.20). The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou and scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in Juve's last home game in the competition against Porto

Barcelona, meanwhile, boast the top scorer in this season's Champions League, with Lionel Messi having netted 11 times so far in the tournament. The Argentine is also the top scorer in La Liga with 27 goals and the price of 11/10 (2.10) for him to find the back of the net on Tuesday looks extremely difficult to ignore.

Messi, of course, will be joined up front by Luis Suarez and Neymar and between them the MSN have scored 18 of Barca's 24 Champions League goals this season.

Suarez for his part can be backed at 5/4 (2.20) to score at any time, although of the Uruguayan's last 11 goals in this competition, only one has come away from the Camp Nou. Neymar too has been far from prolific on the road in European competition with the Brazilian's last away goal in the Champions League coming back in May 2015, and he is offered at 2/1 (3.00) to net in Turin. 

Messi to score at anytime at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet