Sporting CP vs Juventus Prediction Europa League 4/20
- Lm Tipster
- Apr 20, 2023, 8:53:19 AM
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The UEFA Europa League Quarterfinals feature an exciting matchup between Sporting CP and Juventus. The second leg is poised to be a nail-biter as Juventus currently leads 1-0 on aggregate. As a top provider of sports betting picks, KingPin.pro presents our soccer experts' prediction for this match. Our review of both teams' offenses and defenses, recent form, and head-to-head record leads us to predict that the under of 2.5 goals is the best bet for this game.
Sporting CP Offense vs. Juventus Defense:
Sporting CP's offense has struggled this season, scoring only 44 goals in 29 games in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. They have only scored one goal in their last two games, including a 1-0 loss to Juventus in the first leg. However, Sporting CP's top scorer in the Europa League, Paulinho, has been in good form, scoring three goals in eight games. On the other hand, Juventus' defense has been strong, conceding only 25 goals in 31 games in Serie A. They have also been impressive in the Europa League, conceding only six goals in nine games. The defense is anchored by the formidable Giorgio Chiellini and Matthijs de Ligt, who will be difficult to break down.
Juventus Offense vs. Sporting CP Defense:
Juventus' offense has also struggled this season, scoring only 55 goals in 31 games in Serie A. However, they were able to score a crucial goal in the first leg through Adrien Rabiot. Their top scorer in the Europa League, Paulo Dybala, has only scored one goal in four games. Sporting CP's defense has been solid, conceding only 17 goals in 29 games in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. They have also been impressive in the Europa League, conceding only four goals in eight games. The defense is led by the experienced Sebastián Coates and Zouhair Feddal, who will be looking to keep Juventus' attack at bay.
Sporting CP's recent form has been mixed, with two draws, two wins, and a loss in their last five games. They drew their last game against Arouca 1-1 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Juventus' recent form has been poor, with two losses, two wins, and a draw in their last five games. They lost their last game against Sassuolo 1-0 in Serie A. However, they were able to win the first leg against Sporting CP, which gives them an advantage heading into the second leg.
Sporting CP and Juventus have only played each other twice in the past, with one win for each team. The first leg of this tie also ended with Juventus winning 1-0. It will be interesting to see if Sporting CP can turn things around and get a result in the second leg.
Based on our analysis, we predict that the under of 2.5 goals is the best bet for this game. Both teams have struggled to score goals consistently this season, and we expect a low-scoring game. In addition, Sporting CP will be missing key midfielder João Palhinha due to suspension, which will weaken their midfield and make it harder for them to create scoring opportunities.
Sporting CP's offense has been inconsistent this season, scoring 55 goals in 28 games in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Their top scorer, Paulinho, has only scored six goals in 17 league appearances. Against Juventus in the first leg, they were unable to create many clear chances, and we expect them to struggle once again against a well-organized Juventus defense.
On the other hand, Juventus' offense has also been struggling this season, scoring 55 goals in 31 games in Serie A. Their top scorer, Alvaro Morata, has only scored 10 goals in 27 league appearances. However, their defense has been strong, conceding only 26 goals in 31 games in Serie A. They have also been solid in the Europa League, conceding only six goals in nine games.
In the first leg, Juventus won 1-0, with Federico Chiesa scoring the only goal of the game. Sporting CP had a few chances to equalize, but they were unable to convert their opportunities. In the second leg, we expect a similar defensive approach from Juventus, who will be looking to hold onto their lead and secure a spot in the semifinals.
Sporting CP will need to attack more aggressively to try and score the goals they need to progress, but this could leave them vulnerable to Juventus' counter-attacks. With Palhinha suspended, their midfield will also be weakened, making it harder for them to control the game.
In summary, we expect a tight and low-scoring game, with both teams focusing on defense. The absence of Palhinha will make it harder for Sporting CP to control the midfield and create scoring opportunities, while Juventus' defense should be able to keep them at bay. Based on this analysis, our soccer experts' prediction is that the best bet for this game is the under of 2.5 goals.
Pick: Under 2.5 goals