Juventus vs Porto Prediction, 3/9/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Juventus vs Porto
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Location: Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Juventus (-217) Porto (+440)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus (5-0-2 in Champions League) host Porto (5-1-1 in Champions League) at Allianz Stadium on Tuesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Wojciech Szczesny for Juventus and Agustin Marchesin for Porto. Porto are at at +440 while The Zebras are at -217. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Juventus faced Spezia in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 85.0% passes received percentage by connecting on 392 out of their 461 pass targets last match. Juventus tried 16 dribbles in this match and converted 6 of the dribbles for a rate of 37.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Juventus finished at a 33.3% clip by hitting 6 shots on target out of 18 total shots. Juventus has an average of 1.96 goals per 90 minutes (47 total goals) and are sitting with 38 assists in all contests for the year.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Juventus. Ronaldo has been in the starting lineup in 535 outings during his career and accounts for 0.88 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Portugal has racked up 470 goals in 48,119 mins. He has totaled 147 assists while earning 73 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Alvaro Morata, the forward who is from Spain. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 37 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 90 total goals. Morata has totaled 14,127 minutes in 154 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 54 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.57 G/90 for his career.
The man protecting the net for Juventus is Wojciech Szczesny. Szczesny has seen the pitch for 29,174 minutes and is sitting with 927 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.04 (336 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 74.2. The keeper taking the field for Juventus has had 1,254 shots tried at him in 325 starts. Szczesny (194-75-55 mark during his soccer career) has earned 118 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 36.3% shutout percentage.
When they last played, Porto got the victory with a final of 2-1 against it Juventus. Porto earned a 46.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by completing 240 of the 338 passes they tried for a rate of 71.0%. Porto had 3 shots on goal out of their 14 shots attempted giving them a 21.4% clip in their last match. With a total of 45 goals and 29 assists for all their matches, Porto sports an average of 2.14 goals and 1.38 assists per 90 minutes.
Jesus Corona will be counted on for Porto. The forward who is from Mexico has been on the field for 16,323 mins while scoring 38 goals. He has 38 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times. He is averaging 0.21 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 187 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Sergio Oliveira, the midfielder taking the field for Porto. He has scored 27 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 times. Oliveira has been given 37 yellow card cautions in 10,157 minutes played (112 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.24.
Agustin Marchesin will be looking after the goal for Porto. Marchesin has 84 shutouts while defending 644 shots attempted against him in 19,627 career mins. He holds a save % of 72.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 38.4%. He has given up 1.05 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 110-54-54. In his career, Marchesin has given up 229 goals while earning 454 stops in 219 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Porto (+440)
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