Champions League Picks: Take Juventus at Home vs. Banged Up Man City

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 4:48 PM GMT

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 4:48 PM GMT

The top two teams in Group D will meet up in Turin this week, with Juventus listed as the +125 favorites in the soccer odds over Manchester City. Who will earn the points?

Odds Overview
Checking out the soccer odds, we find Juventus pinned as the favorite at +125 or so, with a Man City win priced out at roughly +250. A draw can be found at anywhere from +225 to +240.

 

Juventus
The Old Lady are on a four-match unbeaten run, as they've beaten Torino, Empoli and AC Milan while drawing 1-1 with Borussia Monchengladbach in Champions League action.

Juventus has been rock solid in group play so far, earning eight points through four matches, and they're in a great spot to advance on to the knockout stage. This is a team that has a number of danger men to look out for, but Paulo Dybala has been the team's leading goalscorer, at least domestically, having scored six times in league play. Juventus, of course, also has one of the most experienced goalkeepers in the world in Gianluigi Buffon, and he may very well be busy this week.

 

Manchester City
We're curious to see how the Citizens will respond after getting beaten up badly at home by Liverpool over the weekend. They lost 4-1 in the Premier League, with the one goal coming from Sergio Aguero.

City will be ecstatic to have their star striker back, but the Citizens are still dealing with other injuries to important players, and their confidence level has to be shook after Saturday's heavy defeat.

 

UCL Pick
By no means is it going to be an easy ride, but we're ultimately going to put our faith in Juventus at home against a banged up Manchester City group that's going to feel down on its luck after that bad home loss to Liverpool.

The Old Lady should be feeling good after the recent home win over AC Milan and they catch the Citizens at a great time. So, with our soccer picks, we're going to bet on Juventus to squeak out the narrow victory.

 

Predicted Final Score: Juventus 2 Manchester City 1 
Free Soccer Pick: Back the Italian outfit at +125 on the ML at 5Dimes

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