Juventus vs Sporting Champions League: Sporting’s challenge on the trip to Turin will be their ability to show a notion of balance…
Against an opponent like Juventus. These higher demand matches had different responses from the team led by Jorge Jesus.
Against Barcelona, with a clearly more considered performance on the defensive end, the team lost but gained some confidence, since they put up a good fight.
Against FC Porto and having more offensive duties, Sporting were underwhelming and the draw ended up being a lesser evil.
If on Liga NOS, Jorge Jesus is very resilient and doesn’t like to change his plans, when it comes to the European competitions, Sporting’s manager doesn’t mind changing his approach or even fielding some less used players.
At the moment, with their roster, he doesn’t have a lot of options.
Doumbia, usual starter ont he Champions League, is injured, and on the midfield, William Carvalho and Rodrigo Battaglia ensure some different tactical dynamics that the manager advocates.
Juventus on the other hand, is coming off a home loss against Lazio, after having tied on their trip to Bergamo, against Atalanta.
These results exhibit some difficulties on a stage where the pressure is mounting on the Serie A.
Besides that, the results of the first rounds of this group stage have put the Italians on the fight for that 2nd place with Sporting.
Juventus vs Sporting – Betting Tip and Prediction:
However, the teams don’t arrive here in equal strength.
After resting Alex Sandro and Dybala on Saturday, Massimiliano Allegri will field his best starting lineup.
It will be a tough match for Sporting, due to the way Juventus crowds the midfield.
So the Lions will need an amazing performance here, much like the one they had against Real Madrid last season, although with even more solidity on defence.
|Sporting AH +2||