Porto vs Juventus Prediction, 2/17/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Porto vs Juventus
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Estadio Do Dragao in Porto, Portugal
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Porto (+265) Juventus (+102)
Estadio Do Dragao is the site where Sergio Oliveira and Porto (4-1-1 in Champions League) will play Juventus (5-0-1 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Agustin Marchesin for Porto and Wojciech Szczesny for Juventus. Porto are at +265 while The Zebras are at +102. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Porto faced off with gr Olympiacos in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 79.8% rate by connecting on 320 of the 401 passing targets last contest. Porto tried 20 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 15 of the tries for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Porto wrapped this game up at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 SoT of 10 total shots. Porto has an average of 2.28 goals per 90 min (41 goals in total) and have racked up 28 assists In all contests this year.
Sergio Oliveira is a player who should impact this matchup for Porto. He has 18 assists while earning 37 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Oliveira has been in the starting lineup in 109 outings during his career and accounts for 0.24 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Portugal has 26 goals in 9,925 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Jesus Corona, the forward representing Mexico. He has helped on a goal 45 times so far in his career while he has scored 38 goals. Corona has been on the pitch for 16,054 minutes in 184 starting assignments and has been handed 38 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.21 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Porto will be Agustin Marchesin. Marchesin has been on the pitch for 19,357 mins and has earned 446 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.05 (226 goals surrendered) and his save % is 72.4. The keeper playing for Porto has faced 633 shots sent his way in 216 starts. Marchesin (109-52-54 mark during his career) has recorded 83 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 38.4% shutout rate.
For their last outing, Juventus got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Roma. Juventus ended the game with a 14.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 1 of the 7 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 455 of the 527 passing tries for a rate of 86.3%. Juventus landed 4 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% rate in their last match. Having tallied 40 goals and 33 assists for all their games, Juventus has an average of 2.00 goals and 1.65 assists per 90 minutes.
Alvaro Morata should provide a spark for Juventus. The forward born in Spain has been on the field for 13,992 minutes and he has scored 89 goals. He has earned 54 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 37 times. He scores 0.57 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 153 contests in his career. Make sure to watch out for Cristiano Ronaldo, the forward representing Juventus. Ronaldo has earned himself a total of 73 yellow cards in 47,759 professional minutes played (531 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.88. He has collected 466 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 147 times.
Wojciech Szczesny will look after the net for Juventus. Szczesny has accumulated 117 clean sheets while defending 1,247 shots tried against him in 28,904 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 74.2 and his clean sheet rate is 36.3%. He has conceded 1.04 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 193-74-54. So far in his career, Szczesny has conceded 334 goals and has racked up 923 stops in 322 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Porto (+265)
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