Monaco vs Juventus Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Monaco will face their biggest challenge yet as they attempt to continue their fairytale run that has seen them eliminate Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund. Juventus await. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: AS Monaco vs Juventus
Venue: Stade de Louis II
Kick-off: Wednesday 3rd May, 7.45PM
After PSG fell apart in Nice on Sunday evening, Monaco will have the opportunity to move six points clear in the Ligue 1 standings if they utilize their game in hand. That’s likely and now so in the French title for this young and exciting side, who have already eliminated Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund and technically Tottenham.
When Monaco went to Wembley and beat Spurs, despite their domestic form, it was seen as a shock result. Despite Spurs’ strong season since there probably isn’t a soul that would call it a shock if it was repeated tomorrow. This Monaco team have grown and grown throughout the year, now showing themselves to be one of the most promising and exciting teams in world football.
Juventus rarely carry the same entertainment factor as Monaco do but they’re still a good watch and more importantly for themselves a very good team who know how to win games. They were emphatic in dispatching Barcelona at home, 3-0, and never looked troubled during a 0-0 draw in the Nou Camp.
AS Monaco are once again the underdogs in the Champions League but that won’t phase them. They’re best odds 2/1 with Bet365 whilst the draw is available at 12/5. Juventus are the favourites to win at odds of 6/4 with Bet365.
Despite this little fairytale that most of us may want to continue, we have to accept that if Juventus can do what they did to Barcelona over two legs then they are certainly capable of navigating a comfortable passage against Monaco. That said, this tie shouldn’t pass without a scare or two at least.
Juventus will have no sentiment for fairytales here and will see out to do a similarly professional job to the one they did in Barcelona. Juventus should have scored that night, and Monaco’s defensive errors can let them in for one here. Juve aren’t likely to sit off in the same way and it seems Monaco have the firepower to trouble anyone at the moment.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score at 7/10 with Bet365.
The odds for over or under 2.5 are sitting tight at 1.90 each. That’s a very interesting. It isn’t often you get such odds on there being three goals in a Monaco game anymore, and the same can be said for such a big game featuring Juventus. I think the home will play reservedly early on but both sides will come out of their shell eventually.
Back our Score Prediction: A 2-2 draw at odds of 11/1 with Bet365.
It isn’t surprising that the most likely priced goalscorers here are Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala. Kylian Mbappe is at valuable odds of 2/1, but we’re sure Juventus will play close attention to the young man. This is his biggest challenge yet. Paulo Dybala has been fantastic in the Champions League.
Bet on our Scorer Prediction: Dybala to score at 19/10 with Coral.