After a humiliating weekend, Manuel Pellegrini’s men will face Juventus in another tricky Champions League encounter on Wednesday. Juventus will be high of their 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the weekend fixture and will hope that they can pile on the misery on City. Pablo Dyabla scored a 65th minute winner for the Old Lady and have lost just one of their last 7 fixtures at home.

Mauel Pellegrini had a bad day at the office against Jurgen Klopp’s men and will have to bounce back quickly to get a result out of this game. However, the Citizens are already in the last 16 of the Champions League and will be only under pressure for the top spot in the group. Here is the Preview of the game. It also includes Team News, Expected Line-ups and Betting Odds.

The Juventus vs Manchester City match will be played on Wednesday the 25th of November at the Juventus Stadium in Torino. The kick off is scheduled at 20:45 pm GMT (1:15 am on Thursday IST).

Team News:

Allegri’s men have a number of injury problems with Hernanes, Khedira and Pereyra are all absent for this Champions League fixture. Patrice Evra and Martin Caceres are also doubtful for the game in Turin. Cuadrado will most probably start for Juventus against City.

The visitors also have their share of injury issues with Samir Nasri out for atleast 3 months and Wilfred Bony is also out of action due to an injury. Star midfielder David Silva and club captain Vincent Kompany are also not expected to be a part of Pellegrini’s team against Juventus. Martin Demichelis may make way for Otamendi after his display against Liverpool.

 

 

Expected Line-ups:

Juventus:

Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Chiellini, Sandro, Sturaro, Marchisio, Pogba, Cuadrado, Morata, Dybala.

Manchester City:

Hart, Zabaleta, Mangala, Otamendi, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Navas, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero.

Key Battles:

Chiellini vs Aguero

The Italian centre forward has risen to be one of the most consistent in Europe. His movement and the ability to read the game are exceptional but he will be up against the Argentina striker Sergio Aguero. Aguero scored a screamer at the weekend and will be itching to have a go. This battle will be an interesting one for the neutrals.

Otamendi vs Morata

Morata has done exceptionally well for Juventus after his move from Real Madrid. He is smart striker that has all the abilities to torment defenders. He will be a handful for the likes of Otamendi who will have to keep him quite for the whole game if they want a result from this game. Otamendi was dropped at the weekend and will also be waiting to prove a point.

Betting Odds:

Juventus: 5/4

Draw: 12/5

Manchester City: 5/2

Prediction:

Juventus have not been beaten by Manchester City in over 35 years. They suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of this fixture this season. It will not be easy for Pellegrini’s men to turn the tables on last year’s runners up and they will have to sweat it out if they want to get a result out of this game and stay at the top of the table.

Our Prediction:

Juventus 3-0 Manchester City

 

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