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03/04/2018 | 7:45 pm

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03/04/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Juventus host Real Madrid in the glamour tie of the quarter-finals – see if it can live up to the hype in our Champions League preview.

Last time: Real Madrid famously beat Juventus 4-1 in last season’s Champions League final, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Casemiro and Marco Asensio on target for the Spanish giants.

This time: Madrid’s record over Juventus gives them an edge in terms of the market, with Zinedine Zidane’s side at 8/5 to win, Juventus at 2/1 and a draw at 9/4.

You might remember: In 2014-15, Juventus knocked Real out at the semi-final stage, before losing to Barcelona in the final – read on in our Champions League preview to see which way the tide will turn this time around.

 

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Betting Tips & Predictions

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man for Real Madrid, and Juventus need to be very careful if they want to keep him out in this Champions League quarter-final first leg

The recent history between these two sides adds another layer to this game, and given their respective pedigrees, they both feature regularly in Champions League predictions at the business end of the competition.

Real became the first side to win it back-to-back in the modern format last season, and given their misfiring start to the La Liga season, it now represents their only option of a trophy this season.

Juventus have edged in front at the top of Serie A in recent weeks, opening up a four-point gap between themselves and Napoli.

Two Champions League final defeats in the last three years has damaged the mentality of the Juventus players, and despite their brilliant comeback against Tottenham in the last round, they are likely to fall short again this season.

They rarely lose at home, with just one defeat in Turin all season, and they could pick up a draw here, priced at 9/4.

Both sides have real attacking quality in their ranks, and goals should be a given in his game. A both teams to score bet is priced a 10/11, a very interesting football prediction for his one.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

Ronaldo has been leading the charge for Real Madrid in 2018, with an incredible 21 goals since the turn of the year.

Even at 33, Ronaldo is still the man for the big occasion for Real, and he should always be considered as part of your football bet tips and predictions for these key games.

He is 4/1 to score first against Juventus as part of your football predictions for this match.

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We fancy:

Juventus will be mindful of the final defeat last season, and defensively they will want to keep things tight against Real.

Ensuring that they have something to play for in the second leg in Spain is the priority, and even though it is not the most exciting of football score predictions, a score draw looks the likely outcome.

A 1-1 draw is 5/1.

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It’s a long shot, but:

The only player to score against Real Madrid in the black and white of Juventus, and still at the club, is Mario Mandzukic.

The Croatian international scored the Italian side’s consolation goal in last season’s final, but he has had a poor season in 2017-18 – scoring just seven goals.

For history to repeat itself, and Mandzukic to score anytime on Tuesday night, is available at 9/4.

Written by Feargal Brennan

Feargal Brennan is a long-suffering Everton fan who turned to European football for respite from the Toffees’ struggles. A frequent radio contributor, Feargal writes on football and betting and is an expert in how to cope when you support a forever frustrating football team.