UEFA Champions League Bookies round up week 1:Juventus vs Tottenham

UEFA Champions League Bookies round up week 1:Juventus vs Tottenham

This match was probably the match of the first leg that kept everyone on the edge of their seats for the full 90 minutes and most likely will be the same in the second leg of the round.

The first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 has come to a close with many obvious outcomes and a few which have upset some bookmakers! With leg two approaching at a rapid pace what do bookmakers and statistics say about who will advance to the daunting round of 8.

Looking at teams past performances in the championship as well as their past few games outside of the championship it is possible to make a simple deduction of who are favorites to make it into the the round of 8.

Juventus vs Tottenham (2-2)

This match was probably the match of the first leg that kept everyone on the edge of their seats for the full 90 minutes and most likely will be the same in the second leg of the round.

Before the start of the match the Italians were the favorites to win. They went on the attack early and were rewarded with two goals in the first 10 minutes. The Italians believed it would be plain sailing from there on but were mistaken and made some careless errors which gave the away team a goal before the half time whistle. They were unable to hold enough possession in the second half therefore giving their defense a challenging task and seemed to buckle under the pressure.

Going into the second leg, the English side do have the home advantage including the 2 away goals which might make the difference on the day. They will try to play a defensive game keeping the away side on their back foot and take any possible opportunity when Juventus are not expecting it. With Tottenham only winning 2 out of their last 5 games they have a formidable task to walk away with a victory.

With Juventus’s great form throughout the season, they will want to go into the match and correct all the errors they made in the first leg starting with trying to keep more possession of the ball. Having won 4 of their last 5 games including the draw with Tottenham, they will go in with more confidence than the English side. However, having a number of key injuries might be a setback for the team and their outcome. This match is bound to be a nail biter and could go either way, it depends on who shows up on the night.

Bookmakers prediction: Tottenham to win by 1