Juve to keep it simple in Monaco
Monaco will still feel they are in with a chance of making it through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after restricting Juventus to one goal in Turin last week. But the Italians look a better bet at 27/20 to win again in the Stade Louis II.
Massimiliano Allegri’s team were comfortably the better side in the first leg and go into the return in relaxed mood. They stretched their lead at the top of Serie A to 15 points at the weekend with their renowned defence looking as impenetrable as ever. Leonardo Jardim’s side struggled to make any real impression in the Juventus Stadium but the Bianconeri also found chances hard to come by and had to rely on an Arturo Vidal penalty for their narrow victory.
Juventus are likely to be missing French international midfielder Paul Pogba in Monaco and Martin Caceres and Kwadwo Asamoah remain sidelined. But Carlos Tevez will be a threat again and Andreas Pirlo is fit. Their hosts are without Lacina Traore and Tiemoue Bakayoko but Geoffrey Kondogbia and Jeremy Toulalan, who missed the weekend’s game with Rennes, are both are expected to take their place in Jardim’s team against Juve.
Monaco have been arguably lucky to get this far in the competition but their luck may have run out. Arsenal won easily with a clean sheet in the Stade Louis II in the quarter-finals and, while Juve may have to work a bit harder, they can follow suit. Matches in Monaco tend not to produce many goals so under 1.5 total goals may be worth a second look at 6/4. Monaco to score 0 goals is 13/10.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, April 22 at the Stade Louis II.